Rainbow salad

Colourful goodness, just looking at those amazing colours makes me feel happy and joyful.

Invasion of taste, colour, lightness, crispiness with a touch of refreshing spiciness.

This salad will not just make you cheerful, but it will also provide 5 a day in only one meal. 

Rainbow plates:

First in a Geek way:

Green foods – isothiocyanates- strong anti-cancerous properties, lutein & zeaxanthin- helps protect the eyes from damage and help reduce risk of developing cataracts. 

Purple foods – anthocyanidin- anti-aging effects, support healthy blood pressure, provides protections against pain and inflammation.

Red foods – lycopene- protects cells, helping in the prevention of heart disease, helps protect the skin from sun damage, protects against certain cancers.

Orange – beta-carotene- enhances immune system, essential for vision, skin, bone health.

Yellow – beta-carotene- enhances immune system, essential for vision, skin, bone health , hesperitin- acts as anti-inflammatory.

And now in a yummy way:

Serve for 2| Prep 10 min | Total time 10 min 

Recipe:

2 handfuls of mixed salad

2 handfuls of chopped red cabbage

2 carrots

½ of red sweet pepper

2 small orange or yellow peppers

7 red cheery cherry tomatoes

7 yellow cheery cherry tomatoes

2 tablespoons of chopped roasted walnuts

4-6 slices of roasted chilli halloumi cheese

1 tablespoon of avocado oil or olive oil

1 tablespoon of balsamic vinegar

1 teaspoon of honey- optional

Fresh grounded black pepper

Pinch of salt

  1. Heat two pans. On the one pan roast walnuts- till golden brown. On the other pan grill slices of halloumi- on both sides.
  2. Chop red cabbage, peppers and tomatoes. Peel and cut the carrots longwise. Mix all ingredients with salad leaves.
  3. Top up with grilled halloumi slices, sprinkle with roasted walnuts and a dash of avocado oil & balsamic vinegar. 
  4. Add a pinch of salt and fresh grounded black pepper. 

Bon Appetit

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