The one thing we can depend on here in the UK, is that you never know what the weather is going to do! One minute I'm wearing a T-shirt and flip flops, the next I am sat huddled up on the sofa with a hot water bottle and fluffy slippers! It is quite a challenge as I never know what to dress the girls in and they end up with multiple outfit changes a day; but hey, it gives us something to talk about and keeps us on our toes right?!
I have the perfect vibrant and uplifting salad for both chilly and warm summer days! It is really fragrant, with a warming subtle spice that is just what I need on a brisk day like today. It is also packed with nutrients from the raw vegetables, and also from the spices, with a generous amount of turmeric, lime, garlic and ginger. It feeds your body as well as your soul.
Turmeric is a wonder food. I sneak it into as many dishes as I can, sweet or savoury!
The active ingredient in turmeric, curcumin, can help with a whole list of conditions and illnesses. It is also anti inflammatory, a blood clenser and an effective digestion aid, making it perfect partners with lentils and beans!
All weather salad
2 Courgettes (zucchini), grated
6 Carrots, washed and grated
1 inch piece of ginger, peeled and finely grated
3 garlic cloves, chopped
6 tbsp cold pressed un-toasted sesame oil
2-3 tbsp fresh lime juice
1 tsp organic turmeric powder Zest of half a lime
Handful or parsley or coriander (cilantro)
1-2 tsp fresh chopped or dried chili fakes
Sea salt and pepper to taste
Mix the grated carrot and courgette together in a bowl.
In a mini chopper blitz all the rest of the ingredients to make a dressing.
Pour the dressing over the vegetables and stir well to coat!
One thing I thought of after we ate the salad, is that it would be great with some sesame seeds sprinkled over the top. Will definately try that next time!