May Recipe – Mixed Green Salad with Miso Dressing

This salad is especially great as it is loaded with calcium.  It is a great indication of just how easy it is to get an abundance of nutrients in one easy and delicious dish.

Serves 2

Note that the amount of calcium in milligrams is listed after each ingredient

Salad:                                                                                    Caluium

3 cups       Lettuce Mix                                                        45 mg

1 cup         Watercress                                                         41 mg

3 TBSP       Parsley, chopped                                            15 mg

6 tsp          Sesame Seeds, toasted                                178 mg

2 oz            Feta Cheese[1]                                                280 mg

1 cup         Strawberries, sliced                                         24 mg

Dressing:

½ cup        Olive Oil

                    Or

¼ cup        Grapeseed Oil

¼ cup        Olive Oil

 

3 TBSP       White Miso[2]                                                     130 mg

3 TBSP       Apple Cider Vinegar

3 cloves    Garlic, minced                                                      15 mg

6-8              Basil leaves, chopped

Total Calcium                                                                          728 mg    Divided by 2 = 364 mg calcium per person!

Blend all dressing ingredients in food processor or blender.

Mix all salad ingredients in a large bowl.  Drizzle salad dressing over to taste, reserving balance of dressing in the refrigerator for future use.  Celtic salt and pepper to taste.


[1] I prefer sheep or goat feta as it is higher in nutrients, lower in fat and easier to digest.

[2] Miso is a fermented soy product.  It comes in a paste and is delicious to add to various dishes.

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