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The stars of this dish are obviously the amazing fresh and local produce, which is highlighted by our amazing immune boosting salad dressing. We highlighted the amazing benefits of this dressing under ingredients spotlight below. This is the perfect time of year to consume this dressing because as the weather changes, colds become more common making it important to keep our immune systems functioning at the highest level!
**This recipe is meant to be adapted based on seasonality and availability of local produce. Kale is available locally almost year round, so a steamed kale salad massaged with the Immune Boosting Dressing is a great base. Then, add in whatever is available; baked pumpkin/ acorn squash in fall, or tomatoes and cucumbers in the spring. It’s also good to add in a crunch from a nut or seed, like sunflower seeds, which we did here:).
Garlic is what we like to call nature’s antibiotic since it is antibacterial, antiviral, and antispasmodic. It is also a great source of vitamins and minerals, but it’s most redeeming qualities come from it’s sulfur containing compounds; most notably, allicin. Additionally, it is noted for its beneficial effects in lowering cholesterol and protecting against some cancers, so eat up!!
Dulse is a red seaweed, most widely used as flakes that can be sprinkled on food as a seasoning. Sea vegetables are some of the most nutrient dense foods in the world, offering the broadest range of minerals of any food, while also being notable sources of calcium and iodine. This is extremely important since our soils have been depleted of many minerals that used to be passed to our food.
Lemon Juice is a great detoxifier, stimulates the liver and gall bladder, and is also fantastic for your immune
system due to its high vitamin C content. Additionally, lemon juice is alkaline forming in the body, even though it tastes acidic.
Show us your rendition of this amazing fall salad! Did you make it warm or cold? What local ingredients did you add? Tag us @holisticrendezvous and #holisticrendezvous and #sustainabilitysunday !
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