summertime salad with curry tahini dressing

Summer is in the air!!!

This bright, light and tasty salad contains colorful fruits, veggies and spices that will keep you energized on hot summer days!

The dressing is made with curry powder, which is a blend of spices most commonly used in Indian cuisine.  surprisingly, spices lend more than just flavor to foods.  Many contain compounds know to enhance health.  One of the spices that constitutes curry powder is turmeric.  One of the medicinal compounds in turmeric is curcumin.  It is an anti-inflammatory which eases pains, aches and diseases.  However, new research shows that it has the ability to improve insulin sensitivity reducing spikes in blood sugar levels.

Curry has a distinct flavor…some love it, others hate it.  I for one love it!

Try it out today!


Summertime Salad

(makes 2 salads)

2 large handfuls of greens

6 large strawberries, sliced

1/2 cup slivered almonds

1/2 cup carrots, shredded

1 avocado, sliced

3 green onions, thinly sliced

1/4 cup raisins

Curry Tahini Dressing

1/3 cup tahini

juice from 1 lemon

1/4-1/2 cup water

2 tablespoons curry powder

2 tablespoons maple syrup

salt and pepper to taste

~blend until frothy and drizzle over salad~

summertime salad with curry tahini dressing