Stay healthy and eat healthy will be my motto for 2014 :) hahaha motto not resolution ! Well for dinner, I made this simple and yet delicious salad to go with pan fried salmon...refreshing and healthy too . It was a mistake to add in the pomegranate ,WB has no patient to take out the seeds even though it taste good in the salad :) Pomegranate, beside preventing and reversing CAD, alaso prevents cancer, and promote healthy skin by its powerful abundant antioxidant punicalagins.
It has these benefits:- adapted from here
- Pomegranate increases the synthesis of nitric oxide, required for healthy arterial endothelial function,
- protect nitric oxide from oxidative degradation,
- reduces coronary plaque buildup,
- reverses atherosclerosis,
- inhibits LDL oxidation,
- reduces blood pressure, and
- oxidative stress.
Avocado ,Grapefruit And Pomegranate Salad - WB's Kitchen
2 ripe avocados
1 large red grapefruit
1 japanese cucumber
1 ripe pomegranate
mint leaves * optional
1 tbsp Dijon mustard
2 tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/4 cup good olive oil
1/2 tsp kosher salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
some chopped mint leaves * optional
Place all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Slowly whisk in the olive oil until the vinaigrette is emulsified. Leave aside.
Before serving, cut the avocados in 1/2, remove the seeds, and carefully peel off the skin. Diced into bite size cubes, toss the avocado in the vinaigrette to prevent them from turning brown. Use a sharp knife to slice the peel off the grapefruits ( be sure to remove all the white pith ), then cut between the membranes to release the grapefruit segments. Diced the japanese into bite sized cubes. Chopped the mint leaves ( optional ) .
Arrange all the salad ingredients in a bowl. Pour the vinaigrette on top and gently mix till the salad ingredients are covered in vinaigrette dressing. Serve chilled or room temperature.
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