Morrocon Carrot & Orange SaladCourse: Salads and Soups, StartersCuisine: Middle Eastern, VegetarianDifficulty: Easy
This refreshing combination of vibrant carrots and tangy oranges offers a delightful balance of vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants. Elevate your well-being with this simple yet exquisite salad, specially crafted to embrace the unique needs of women during this transformative phase of life.
2 large navel oranges, peeled
350g carrots, peeled
1 endive, inner stem removed
1 pinch of cinnamon or 1 teaspoon of orange blossom water
For the vinaigrette
1 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp flax oil
1 tbsp of honey
1 tbsp ground flaxseeds
1 tbsp lemon juice
2 tbsp finely chopped coriander (or parsley)
Salt and ground pepper to taste
- Cut the fruit horizontally into very thin round slices and then cut them in half, reserving the resulting juice for the dressing.
- Peel the carrots and continue peeling them to obtain thin strips. Trim the radicchio from its base and discard the outer leaves. Place the carrots, endive leaves and orange slices in a salad bowl.
- Mix all dressing ingredients until well blended. Season to taste. Pour dressing over salad and toss carefully. To make it more sophisticated, you can add a little cinnamon or orange blossom water.
- TIP: If you want to turn this meal into a main course, you can add some tofu cubes, tempeh or peeled shrimp for protein, and flat rice noodles for carbs. In the pic above, I added baked Halloumi slices.
- ENDIVE has many valuable, healthy bitter substances that have a good effect on digestion. The vegetable, rich in vitamins and minerals, promotes detoxification of the body and strengthens the immune system. Chicory also helps with weight regulation. Endive is exceptionally high in potassium, fiber, and folate—three valuable nutrients for heart health.
- ORANGES are a nutritional powerhouse, packed with vitamins and minerals. The most noteworthy of these is vitamin c, a water-soluble antioxidant that prevents cell damage. In addition to vitamin c, oranges have other nutrients that keep your body healthy. The fiber in oranges can keep blood sugar levels in balance and reduce high cholesterol to prevent cardiovascular disease. Oranges provide calcium for our bone health and potassium, a mineral that regulates heartbeat and muscle function. It’s been shown to lower blood pressure in people with hypertension.
- CARROTS contain unique undigestible fibers to help detox excess estrogen from the body. Raw carrots play an important role because they prevent the reabsorption of estrogen from the intestine, so that the liver can more effectively regulate metabolism.
- FLAXSEEDS are highly beneficial during menopause. They contain Omega 6 AND Omega 3 fats. Omega 6 fats help prevent blood cloths, reduce inflammation and pain in the joints. Omega 3 oils can help to lower our blood pressure, reduce the risk of heart disease, increase immune functions and much more. They are also rich in lignans, a type of phytoestrogens. The regular consumption of lignans has been associated with lower risk of breast cancer, ovaries, uterus, prostate, and colon. Linseeds also stimulate our bowel and alleviate constipation.