This simple salad is one of my late-summer go-to’s, a firm favourite made with ripe, juicy tomatoes + tomatillos.
This salad pairs well with lots of dishes. Serve as a simple side, make a complete meal by adding salad greens, grains, beans and different proteins, or pile on toasted sourdough or my gluten-free Body Balance Quinoa Bread for a bruschetta-style snack.
High fibre foods are an important part of a healthy digestive system. Whole grains, fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds are high in fibre.
Anti-oxidant are phytonutrients that can help slow & prevent cellular damage from free radicals that can cause disease. Many plants contain anti-oxidants.
Heart Healthy recipes have lots of whole grains, fruits & vegetables. A diet rich in plant foods, low in refined fatty foods can help lower cholesterol.
Recipes have blood sugar balancing and low glycemic index ingredients. A diet rich in foods that balance blood sugar helps lower risks of type 2 diabetes.
Low-Carb recipes have a low carbohydrate count. No sugar, no grains; no legumes, no starchy vegetables, no high sugar fruits or milk.
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Tomato Tomatillo & Cucumber Salad
PEEL husk off tomatillo – fruit might feel a little stick-ish – wash all veg.
MIX all ingredients gently together in a bowl. TASTE & adjust seasoning.
SERVE garnished with basil leaves + flowers.
DRESS with 4-6 tbsp Lemon Dijon Dressing or balsamic vinegar or glaze.
ADD BEANS or GRAINS – use cannellini or navy beans, chickpeas + lentils, cooked rice, quinoa, black lentils, pinto, adzuki, and black-eyed peas.
VEG + SWAP OR ADD radish, cooked beetroot, kohlrabi, celery, pepper – finely diced.
ADD sunflower seeds, toasted pine nuts or any other nuts or seeds.
THERAPEUTIC DIETS – Adapt the recipe and ingredients according to your healthcare provider.
Please remember to read food ingredient labels.