Tuesday, May 19, 2015

Purple Carrot Salad with Fresh Mint, Pistachios and Hemp Seeds

This is a quick and easy salad that I love to take with me whenever I travel. It can be made ahead and there is no need for any extra dressing. It is very refreshing and nutritious, and is a wonderful alternative to the food that is normally served on the airplane. 

I love to use purple carrots in this recipe because they are rich in anthocynins and other antioxidants that provide protection against free radicals. If purple carrots are not available I use beets.

For a balanced nutrition I added a generous amount of raw hemp seeds. Hemp seeds are great source complete protein, Omega-3 fatty acids, vitamins, minerals, chlorophyll and fiber. They provide energy, prevent inflammation and help stabilize the blood sugar. This is important when you travel.

  • 2 large purple carrots, shredded
  • juice of 2 limes
  • 1/4 cup virgin olive oil
  • 1/3 cup chopped fresh mint leaves
  • 1/3 cup raw pistachios
  • 1/3 cup hemp seeds
  • 1/2 tsp pink Himalaya salt
  • freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • In a large bowl mix all the ingredients together. Adjust the taste to your personal liking and serve. As always, enjoy in good company!

In radiant health - passionately raw - Dominique

Dominique Allmon©2015


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