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Gluten-Free DIY Homemade Colorful Fresh Veggie SALAD Quick and Easy Cooking Demo

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

Salads are one of my favorite meal staples.  But, I don’t like just an ordinary lettuce and tomato salad… I like the rainbow of colors in my salads and a creation that will impress my guests.  I also like added “crunch” without adding croutons, so I sub nuts or crunchy veggies instead.  I never buy salad dressings sold in the grocery store and opt for creating my own homemade dressings.  Creating salad dressings can be so much fun to meld so many flavor combinations!  Give it a try, or just follow my instruction and duplicate this recipe.

In this QUICK video, I show you how to make a very simple COLORFUL and BEAUTIFUL salad you can serve at your next meal, and as an added bonus I show you my version of a raspberry vinaigrette utilizing the following ingredient list:  Trader Joe’s Pomegranate Vinegar, Annie’s Dijon Mustard, Bragg’s All-Purpose Seasoning, Himalayan Sea Salt, Meyer’s Lemon Preserves, and EVOO.  Go shopping at your local Farmer’s Market for the freshest organic ingredients, or grow your own!   This dish is so versatile it is paleo, vegan, food-allergy friendly, gluten-free, dairy-free, sugar-free, and LOW-CARB!  Watch as I demo this recipe for you!


Chilled Asparagus and Red Pepper Salad

Posted by Dr. Lori Arnold

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Chilled Asparagus and Red Pepper Salad

Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free, Refined Sugar-Free, Vegan

Ingredients

1 bunch Organic Asparagus, washed and cut into 1-inch pieces

2 Organic Roma Tomatoes, chopped and seeds removed

1 Organic English Cucumber, peel and thinly slice with mandolin

1 Large Organic Red Sweet Pepper, seeds removed and chopped

¼ cup Organic Red Sweet Onion, chopped

¼ cup Organic Fresh Parsley, chopped

2 Tbsp Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil

1 Tbsp Fresh Lemon Juice

1 Tbsp Fresh Lime Juice

2 Tbsp Red Wine Vinegar

1 tsp Garlic Powder

1-2 packets Stevia

Himalayan Sea Salt and Fresh Ground Pepper to taste

Instructions:

  1. Use a vegetable or rice steamer.  Place chopped asparagus in steamer basket and steam for 3-5 minutes.  Don’t overcook as you want the asparagus crispy not soggy.
  2. Prepare a cold water bath in a separate bowl with water and ice.  Immediately after removing asparagus from steamer, place in ice bath.
  3. In a small bowl, combine olive oil, lemon juice, lime juice, red wine vinegar, garlic powder, stevia, and salt and pepper.  Wisk together and set to the side.
  4. Drain asparagus and remove excess water.
  5. In a medium bowl, combine asparagus, tomatoes, cucumbers, red onion, and parsley.  Toss together.
  6. Add salad dressing contents to the vegetables and toss.
  7. This salad can be chilled and served later, or served immediately.