All my love packed in my jars

This beautiful salad is delicious and pairs well with everything! Next to grilled meats, fried foods, grain pilafs or even on its own, this colourful salad is packed with nutrients and flavor.

The use of the pickles here not only adds a layer of delicious to the flavor but also help your stomachs cleanse and really good for you as according to USFDA the health benefits of pickles include a good supply of essential vitamins, minerals, and antioxidants, contribute to modest diabetes control, improved digestion, liver protection, a supply of probiotics, and the ability to heal ulcers. What more can we ask from a salad!

Also taking into account that all my pickles and sauces are fermented foods which is super gut food, I am giving you a salad that will delight, fill and heal you. This is the part where healthy is super delicious and irresistible!

Ingredients

Serves: 4-6 Cook Time: 20 mins
  • 3 DS Pickled Organic Cucumbers, finely chopped
  • ¼ cup finely chopped DS Pickled Organic Turnips and or DS Pickled Cauliflower
  • 250g organic mini cherry tomatoes (whole or halved) 3 onion springs, finely chopped
  • ½ cup toasted pine nuts
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped
For roasted eggplants
  • 2 large eggplants, peeled and cubed (you can keep the skin if you wish)
  • 2 tbsp DS Premium Organic Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • 1 tbsp DS Organic Sumac
  • a pinch of Himalayan Salt
For Palestinian Olive Oil & Sumac Dressing
  • ¼ cup DS Premium Organic EV Olive Oil
  • ¼ cup fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tbsp DS Organic Sumac
  • ½ tbsp dried mint leaves

All you need to do is,

Roast the eggplants until golden. Set aside to cool.

In the meantime, mix all the dressing ingredients in a jar and set aside until ready to use.

Chop and mix all the remaining ingredients together, add the cooled roasted eggplants and dress with the sumac dressing. Serve cold.

 

 

Tips

  • Serve this salad at BBQs it pairs very well with those BBQ’d lamb/beef cubes.
  • You can pour the salad over a bed of assorted lettuce and add crumbles of goats’ cheese or pices of DS Nabulsi Cheese on top for a heartier meal.

Could health ever be complete if not alround? What is a healthy body with a suffering mind? What is a healthy mind in the absence of essence? Take the time to cleanse and detox not just your body but even your thoughts, limitations, fears, concerns, worries… get rid of it all. Unconditional love is all around us and the only emotion we need to feel. Unconditional love for ourselves, for others, for everything. Once we learn to love unconditionally we become like love; universal and beautiful. The first and most important love to learn is loving ourselves. Once we do we are capable of loving everything else.

Is it another one of those things easy to say but hard to do? Is unconditional love possible?

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