Saturday, September 7, 2013

Raw Pepper Salad

Simple salads are a great way to have a fresh meal when you are on the go. I usually have simple salads for lunch. Prep the food the night before and toss together the next day, or take 5 minutes to prepare right before serving. Either way it’s great!

I love bell peppers. Bell peppers come in a variety of colors, including red, orange, yellow, green, and black. The warmer the color the sweeter the pepper, the cooler the color the more bitter the flavor, that’s why my favorite variety is the red bell pepper. Bell peppers are also rich in Vitamin C and Vitamin A, Vitamin B6, dietary fiber, making them a super nutritious, low calorie food. In addition, bell peppers are very hydrating as they are considered a high-water content plant food. Here’s a great recipe to enjoy them as a fresh quick meal.

Ingredients:
1 red bell pepper (seeded and chopped)
1 orange bell pepper (seeded and chopped)
1 yellow bell pepper (seeded and chopped)
2 ears of corn (removed from cob)
1-2 handfuls micro herbs
dash sea salt
dash garlic powder
drizzle favorite salad dressing

Preparation:
Combine all the ingredients and toss well. Place on a plate and drizzle your favorite dressing on top. My choice dressing is Bragg’s Organic Ginger & Sesame Dressing. Garnish with nuts or seeds if desired.