Medical Medium’s Healing Salad Highlights Local Produce!
We LOVE this fabulous summer salad by Anthony William, also known as, MEDICAL MEDIUM. It excites the taste buds and heals the body! It is featured in his new book, Cleanse to Heal, along with 75 other recipes that focus mainly on fruits and vegetables.
There is no better time to enjoy this recipe if using local ingredients is important to you. SO many great veggies are in season in New England now!
TOMATO, CUCUMBER & HERB SALAD
Fresh herbs and thinly sliced cucumber and tomato make this simple recipe something special. Whether you use multicolored tomatoes or deep red varieties, the beauty of this recipe will come to life in front of you. While this salad is included as one of the dinner options for the Advanced Cleanse, you may just find yourself making it on a weekly basis long after the Cleanse is finished.
This delicious recipe is one of over 75 recipes in the new book, Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal: Healing Plans for Sufferers of Anxiety, Depression, Acne, Eczema, Lyme, Gut Problems, Brain Fog, Weight Issues, Migraines, Bloating, Vertigo, Psoriasis, Cysts, Fatigue, PCOS, Fibroids, UTI, Endometriosis & Autoimmune.
Tomatoes and cucumbers are two of the star ingredients in this recipe. Discover some of their healing benefits below.
Tomatoes: Harness critical micronutrients, phytochemicals, vitamins, and minerals to support many functions of the liver. Lycopene is a beloved nutrient that the liver admires: the liver uses it to shield itself from cell damage, plus lycopene helps the liver detox red blood cells safely, smoothly, and efficiently. The fruit acids in tomatoes help keep the gallbladder healthy, helping rid sludge from the gallbladder and even reduce gallstone size. Even poorly grown tomatoes have a high mineral content. These minerals often get to the deep, inner core of the liver, helping prevent disease where it commonly starts for people. Tomatoes grow at night, under the moonlight, and the liver also responds to moonlight—when it’s a full moon, the liver tends to work harder at cleaning, filtering, and processing in the wee hours of the morning. When organic or heirloom tomatoes are in the diet, the full moon energy that they collected during their growing cycle works with the liver’s ability to cleanse. If you’re avoiding tomatoes due to trendy nightshade hatred that constantly recirculates over and over again, you’re missing out on keeping your liver healthy and preventing disease.
Cucumbers: Allies to the liver due to their ability to hydrate it. Your liver’s always in need of living water that’s filled with minerals and other nutrients, because your liver keeps your blood hydrated. It relies on sources such as cucumber for that living water. This minimizes dirty blood syndrome by helping reduce fats and toxins inside of dirty blood. Phytochemical compounds in cucumbers act as anti-inflammatories to the small intestines and colon. Cucumbers have a gentle blood-thinning ability, too, allowing for detox to occur naturally, without obstruction.
TOMATO, CUCUMBER & HERB SALAD RECIPE
Watch a video of how to make the recipe.
4 to 5 medium-sized tomatoes (any color), very thinly sliced
1 medium-sized cucumber, very thinly sliced
1/2 red onion, very thinly sliced
1 garlic clove, finely grated
1 cup chopped asparagus
1 cup loosely packed fresh basil, finely chopped
1 cup loosely packed fresh parsley, finely chopped
1/2 cup loosely packed fresh dill, finely chopped
1 tablespoon lemon juice
3 tablespoons orange juice
1 teaspoon Atlantic dulse flakes, more to taste (optional)
FOR THE SALAD BASE
6 cups loosely packed leafy greens (such as romaine, butter lettuce, spinach, and/ or mâche)
2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange or lemon juice
Place the tomatoes, cucumber, onion, garlic, asparagus, and herbs in a medium-sized bowl. Toss until evenly mixed. Add the lemon juice, orange juice, and dulse flakes. Toss again and set aside. Place the leafy greens of your choice in a large bowl and top with freshly squeezed orange or lemon juice. Top with the cucumber and tomato mixture. Serve immediately or keep in the fridge until needed.
Find over 75 more delicious, healing recipes in Medical Medium Cleanse to Heal for you and your family. Get it for 51% off today on Amazon.
Check out these pics below of Anthony’s healing salad and what our wonderful local farmers are delivering to the co-op these days!