This lovely colourful Rainbow Salad is to expand on my Simple Beetroot Dip post from last week. When it comes to lunch for myself I want something simple, quick to prepare, filling and healthy. This surprisingly filling salad just fits the bill and I often have it for lunch. It’s really easily adaptable to your needs, it really is just an idea, so you can do one that includes all of your favourite foods. I always have all these ingredients in my house, so it’s easy for me to throw it together. The salad is filling enough, but if you like you could accompany the salad with my Parsnip and Thyme Grain Free Crackers.
Recently there has been a lot of talk about benefits of fermented foods and it’s wonderful to include at least one portion of fermented foods with your meals daily. I come from a country where we eat a lot of sauerkraut and my family has always been making one at home. Since living abroad I haven’t been including sauerkraut in my diet and I am just starting to learn how to make homemade sauerkraut again. For this salad I have used shop bought raw sauerkraut from Raw Health that I really like the flavour of. If you want all the benefits from sauerkraut look for the raw unpasteurized version in the refrigerated section of your store.
- 1 beetroot dip
- 1 medium carrot, peeled and grated
- 1 apple, peeled and grated
- 3 heeped tbsp of sauerkraut or finely sliced cabbage
- 1 avocado, chopped into cubes
- sea salt
- black pepper
- lemon juice
- extra virgin olive oil
- pumpkin seeds
- parsley to garnish
- First prepare your beetroot dip.
- Peel and grate the carrot.
- Peel, core and grate the apple.
- Chop the avocado.
- Finely slice the cabbage if using.
- Arrange everything on the plate.
- Season with salt and freshly ground pepper.
- Squeeze lemon juice over.
- Drizzle with good amount of olive oil.
- Top with pumpkin seeds and chopped fresh parsley.
Yum!!! That looks great Hana – so colourful! Who sells the Raw Health sauerkraut locally – do they sell it at our corner store? I’ve tried sauerkraut while visiting A’s family in Dresden in the past and really liked it so I’ll definitely give this a try – it sounds like the perfect lunch for this sunny spell! I’ll come back and rate the recipe when I’ve tried it :-) Txx
Hi Teresa, I buy it from Ocado. Most of the health shops stock raw sauerkraut at the moment as the demand is growing. Although the best and cheapest is to make your own and I will make a post how to soon. xx
So finally I got hold of some Raw Health sauerkraut (so fresh and so filling!) and made this unbelievably delicious salad. Twice – for lunch both today and yesterday. YUM. I’ll have to now give this a five star rating – and also the beetroot dip which I really love. I felt super healthy after eating – it left me with a great feeling both days. Hana: your wonderful blog is seriously transforming my fridge and health!!! Thank you! :-) Txx
Hi Teresa, you are so welcome! I’m so thrilled with your comment. Just that you know it’s not only transforming yours, but also mine! It’s about time we take our health into our own hands! xx