It’s definitely that time of year, I bet we all know someone who is sick right now. For me, it’s my husband with a nasty cold that I refuse to catch! For dinner tonight, just to be sure, I made this Superfood Salad with Cilantro Cashew Dressing that is packed full of immunity-boosting superfoods! Pomegranate, spinach, avocado, mandarin oranges, cilantro add tons of vitamins, minerals and antioxidants to help support the immune system.

Immunity-Boosting Superfood Salad with Cilantro Cashew Dressing

Immunity-Boosting Superfood Salad with Cilantro Cashew Dressing

Immunity-Boosting Superfood Salad with Cilantro Cashew Dressing

Boost the Immune System

With all this cold weather, I need all the immunity-boosting I can get and maintaining a healthy diet through the winter months is the way to go. I’m hoping to sail through winter and right into spring, completely cold-free. Cue Superfood Salad with Cilantro Cashew Dressing.

This salad is high in immune-boosting vitamin C and E, omega-3 fatty acids, B vitamins, fibre and mood-boosting calcium, chromium, iron, magnesium and zinc. Everything you need to feel your best during these cold, grey winter months.

Immunity-Boosting Superfood Salad with Cilantro Cashew Dressing

Immunity-Boosting Superfood Salad with Cilantro Cashew Dressing

Immunity-Boosting Superfood Salad with Cilantro Cashew Dressing

Superfood Salad with Cilantro Cashew Dressing

More about this beautiful salad. Isn’t it so bright and beautiful? Well, that’s all really. It’s pretty. It tastes good. It’s good for you. Yep, that’s it!

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Superfood Immunity-Booster Salad

  • Author: Deryn Macey
  • Cuisine: Vegan
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Ingredients

  • For the Salad:
  • 1 x 312g container of organic baby spinach
  • 1/2 cup raw hemp seeds
  • 1/2 cup walnut pieces
  • 1 avocado, diced
  • 1 pomegranate
  • 1/2 large cucumber, diced
  • 2 mandarin oranges
  • 10 dates, pitted and diced
  • For the Dressing:
  • 1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/2 cup packed cilantro
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 1/2 tsp black pepper
  • 3 cloves garlic
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 cup raw cashews
  • juice of 1 lemon
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1 tsp maple syrup

Instructions

  1. Place all the salad ingredients in a large bowl.
  2. Place all the dressing ingredients in a food processor or blender. Mix until smooth.
  3. Add dressing to salad and mix.
  4. Makes 4 dinner-sized portions or 8 sides.