Summer Salad for Good Gut Health

Summer Salad for Good Gut Health

Posted by Nicole Sherwin on

A summer salad recipe to get your gut healthy and your skin glowing.

I love to make salads that feel like they're channeled through me. It took me a while to get brave enough to experiment, but once I found my mojo in the kitchen, I feel like the ingredients and ideas just begin to flow. Then I listen to them and create something that actually ends up pretty yummy. So because of this way of cooking, my recipes are less about exact quantities and more about you becoming your own plant-based master chef in your kitchen and putting your special touches to them. Choosing more of this or less of that. It's experiment time!

I love this salad and all the bits inside. It's packed with good gut health veggies, plant protein and fibre that I have energy for hours after eating this. I'm sourcing all my veggies from local organic farms, as they are the only veggies that still contain their super-powered nutrients from growing with organic farming practices. Unfortunately the supermarket chains aren't really offering massive variety yet, but it seems to be a growing trend. That makes me happy.

Ok, so here goes:

Grab a large salad bowl and your fave salad servers. Make it a ritual of treating yourself with care and creating a fabulous dining experience, whatever that may be for you.

Basically chop all the ingredients the way you like them chopped. Sliced finely, chopped chunky or chopped small and bite-size scoops. Blanche the onions in hot water for 10 minutes. Toast your nuts and seeds to perfection in your oven, air-fryer or pan. Throw all the raw ingredients into your salad bowl, then add the toasted nuts & seeds, your coriander and your dressing.


- Cabbage
- Carrots
- Beetroot
- Onions
- Snap Peas
- Cauliflower
- Flax seeds
- Flaked almonds
- Sunflower seeds
- Corriander

- Pepper
- Whole grain Mustard
- Lemons & Olive Oil & fresh ginger
- Apple Cyder Vinegar
- Vegan mayo (optional) and dash of maple syrup if preferred

Do your thang with quantities here. Keep tasting until it's delicious to your palette. Pour into a glass jar with lid and shake well before serving.

Wishing you many happy plant-based cooking days.

Much love

Nicole x


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  • This sounds and looks amazing! I am trying this tonight. Can’t wait to do my experiment.

    Anna on

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