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It's lunch time! Wishing for warmer weather so I can enjoy this berry and hazelnut salad again #eatinseason. Nothing like mixing sweet and salty, crisp and crunchy for the perfect salad. If you’re somewhere warm, enjoy this for me and tag your creations #eatcomplete. Best part about brain food? It’s delicious.
1/3 cup hazelnuts
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Juice and finely grated zest of 1 lemon
2 tablespoons plain kefir
1 teaspoon honey
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper
1/2 pound salad greens, such as mesclun, baby kale, or spinach
4 carrots, peeled and thinly sliced
2 cups radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced
1 pint berries such as raspberries or blueberries
Preheat the oven or toaster oven to 350°F.
Spread out the hazelnuts in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet. Toast in the oven until the skins split and the nuts turn a deep golden brown, 10 to 12 minutes. While still hot, rub the hazelnuts in a clean kitchen towel to remove the skins (some bits of skin will remain). Cool for 5 minutes, then chop.
Combine the oil, lemon zest and lemon juice, kefir, honey, salt, and pepper in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Divide the salad greens among four plates. Top with the carrots, radishes, and berries and drizzle with the dressing. Garnish with the chopped hazelnuts and serve immediately.
Photo by @ellensilverman
259 Calories . 4g Protein . 17g Carbohydrates . 20g Fat (2g Saturated) . 0mg Cholesterol . 7g Sugars . 6g Fiber . 332mg Sodium Vitamin C = 48% . Vitamin A = 27% . Fiber = 24% . Vitamin K = 18% . Magnesium = 13%
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