Warm cauliflower, kale, beetroot salad

The purple cauliflower, young kale and beetroot have been sourced directly from a small local organic farm called Quan Fa in Singapore. Do try to get locally grown organic vegetables as they are clean of pesticides. Also, buying locally the nutrients remain intact with less vitamin C lost during transportation.

These rich deep hues are so satisfying as you can be certain that you are taking in some important nutrients into your body. This gorgeous warm salad will boost your levels of Iron, Potassium, Vitamins Bs, C and K! In addition these vegetables will give you ample dietary fiber! We need fiber for our guts to function well and to support the good microbiota in our colon, enabling them to thrive.

The kale and purple cauliflower in this salad have abundant flavonoid compounds called Anthocyanin. These compounds help protect the body from oxidative stress and regulate cellular activity. The purple cauliflower also has more antioxidants than the regular white variety. This salad can be served warm with a chicken roast or grilled fish.

Serves 8

Ingredients:

1 whole purple cauliflower – 400 gms

2 medium beetroot – 300 gms

Young kale – 250 gms

Olive oil – 2 tbsp

Garlic – 4 whole pods

Cracked black pepper – 1 tsp

Sea salt – 1 tsp

Lemon – 1

Rosemary – 1 bunch

Feta cheese – 100 gms

Method:

  1. Cut the cauliflower into separate florets with the stalks
  2. Peel the skin off the beetroot and slice it in round pieces
  3. Chop the kale into bite size pieces
  4. Place the cauliflower and beetroot in a baking dish
  5. Drizzle olive oil over it
  6. Peel the garlic pods and put them in the dish
  7. Squeeze lemon on the vegetables
  8. Sprinkle the rosemary leaves, black pepper and salt
  9. Then massage altogether with your hands
  10. Place the dish in the oven at 180 C for 15 minutes
  11. Then put in the kale and cook for a further 5 minutes
  12. Remove and crumble feta cheese on top and serve warm!

Author: Healthybalance

I am a certified integrative nutrition health coach from the Institute of Integrative Nutrition. I run workshops on wellness and work with clients individually. My coaching involves enabling clients to address the root cause of any imbalances in their lives and to empower them to become advocates for themselves so that they can make long-term changes that lead to their optimum health and wellness. The work of an integrative nutrition health coach is to help clients understand the synergy that exists between the primary areas in ones life like sleep, exercise, satisfaction in our relationships, career and other such domains and the food we eat. I work with young adults ages 12 and above and women, mostly pertaining to weight loss, gut issues, and hormonal imbalances.

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