A Calcium Packed Salad
This salad – which I am eating at this exact moment – is so good!!! Wow!
The media brainwashes us to believe that we can only get calcium from supplements or dairy products. SO NOT TRUE!!
Bok choy, cabbage and sesame seeds (all in this salad) are loaded with calcium and kale is too!
Unlike dairy, bok choy, cabbage, sesame seeds and kale are not mucus forming and do not contribute to inflammation in the body.
This salad contains a ton of fibre and high alkaline foods.
It is not too often I hear of people eating raw bok choy and I do love it cooked in a sir fry but I have been having quite a lot of cooked food so wanted a “FRESH” salad today and had some Bok Choy in my fridge and some kale from the garden so A SALAD WAS BORN!
What goes good with bok choy? Tamari (or Braggs aminos) and fresh ginger.
I actually think this looks a little festive!! Green, white and red..
1 C kale
1 C bok choy
3/4 C cabbage
2 Tbsp green onions (3 small – use white parts too)
1/4 C chopped bell peppers (I used red)
1/4 C chopped tomatoes (I used grape tomatoes)
Sesame seeds (as many as you want to add)
- Destem kale and cut ends off the baby bok choy – wash all then chop into small pieces
- Chop cabbage and cut bell peppers, tomatoes and green onions
- Add chopped kale, cabbage, bok choy and green onions to a bowl
- Make dressing (recipe below) and then you will pour dressing over the kale, cabbage, bok choy & onions and with one hand massage the dressing into the greens
- Add the chopped tomatoes and bell peppers – stir to mix
To make the dressing here are a couple great kitchen tools – my little lemon juicer (love it!) and a tiny little grater for the ginger
Ginger Sesame Dressing
(NOTE: this recipe made just enough dressing – you may want to add just a little more of each ingredient)
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 Tbsp lemon juice
1/4 tsp grated ginger
1/2 Tbsp Tamari or Braggs aminos (soy)
1/8 tsp sesame oil
1/4 tsp honey or another sweetener
Add ingredients to a small deep bowl and whisk or stir until creamy. Taste and adjust to taste
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With Love, Diana