Colourful Summer Salad

As soon as I made this salad last week I knew it would make it on the blog! Just the colours of the ingredients put one directly in a good mood. ๐Ÿ™‚ This salad is super easy to make, offers a lot of nutrition, and hydration, and the dressing complements the fresh vegetables and fruits in a delicate way. It is a great choice for a light lunch, or for a summer picnic or brunch. I hope you’ll enjoy it just as much as I do!

This salad offers the following nutrients:

  • from the red lettuce: vitamins A, C and K
  • from the apricots and peach: antioxidants, such as beta-carotene and much more (Read more about the health benefits of ย peach and apricot here)
  • from the raw pepper: vitamin C! Did you know that raw peppers offer more vitamin C than oranges? And they are so juicy and crunchy in salads!
  • from the kidney beans: fiber, irin, potassium, and calcium – they add more “meat” to the salad and will provide you with more energy
  • from the pumpkin seeds: magnesium and some iron and zinc

All in all it is a well-rounded salad, that will boost your nutritional intake, it will hydrate you and increase your fiber intake. So here’s how to make it.

Colourful Summer Salad

  • Servings: 4
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients

    For the salad:
  • 1/2 head of red leaf lettuce
  • 1 green onion
  • 2 apricots, thinly sliced
  • 1 peach, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 yellow bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 green bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 1/2 red bell pepper, thinly sliced
  • 150gr kidney beans, washed and drained
  • handful of pumpkin seeds
  • 1 fig to decorate the salad
  • some sesame seeds (optional)
  • For the dressing:
  • 2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • 1 tsp raw honey (why raw honey?)
  • 1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • salt and pepper to taste

Directions

  1. Mix all salad ingredients in a salad bowl.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the dressing ingredients and pour it over the salad.
  3. Mix well until everything is well coated in the dressing and enjoy immediately.

Enjoy vibrant and delicious food during these warm, sunny days! I hope you’ll like this one!

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