Good health is so precarious. The healthier you are, the more you feel invincible. Then one day, when you’re not paying attention, your health can begin to show signs of slipping over into the not-so-healthy camp. That’s the day that you’ll take recipes like this 1 Cup Salad seriously.
Today I’m turning over a new leaf and making a commitment to getting healthier. Never mind that the only leaf in this salad is parsley. Serve this 1 Cup Salad on a bed of leafy greens — think dandelion, watercress, arugula or spinach — with a side serving of legumes and voilà, you’ll be on the road to a new you.
1 Cup Salad
- 1 c quinoa, cooked with a pinch of salt in 1 3/4 cups water
- 1 c grated carrot
- 1 c finely chopped cucumber
- 1 c finely chopped bell pepper
- 1 c freshly cooked corn kernels
- 1 c finely chopped hearts of palm
- 1 c finely chopped parsley
- 1 c quartered cherry tomatoes
- 1/3 c finely chopped red onion
- 3 T each olive oil, lemon juice
- 1 t each kosher salt, freshly ground black pepper
In a large bowl, add all ingredients except for tomatoes. Blend and adjust seasoning. Transfer to a serving bowl, then garnish with tomatoes. Serves 6 – 8.
- Did you know that green leafy vegetables slow your metabolic rate and increase longevity?
- If you wanted to slow your beating heart would you eat more beans or get more exercise?
- Watch Dr. Michael Greger explain How Not To Die.
- Now that you know how not to die, read Charlie Fish‘s short story called Death By Scrabble. My sister Julia found it, and she has impeccable taste in literature. Here’s the opening sentence: “It’s a hot day and I hate my wife.”