12.08.2009

Meatless Monday Original Recipe: Crafty Vegan's Easy Beet & Seeds Salad


Hello to all salad lovers and salad eaters! I would like to share a salad I made which actually turned out very good and it was easy. Easy is always good as I am not one that knows how to cook very well....not just yet. I have found that salads are simple and mostly made of all raw foods, and you can't get any healthier than that! Bon appetite!


Beet Salad

2-3 beets, peeled and grated
Tip: you can save the peels and then use them to dye some clothing!!
7 oz. of organic tofu or more, cut into 1/2" cubes
1 bunch of spinach
1-2 garlic cloves depending on what you like, I love garlic! finely chopped
1/2 1 lime to sprinkle on top
a bit of sesame oil
black sesame seeds
ground flax seeds

The amount of seeds to use for the salad is up to the "Cook". I like to use many because they are a great source of protein and many other things...please read below...

Here is some info about a few seeds I like to use a lot and the goodies they hold inside:

Sesame seeds: A good source of protein and calcium, 100g sesame seeds contain 26.4g protein, 12.6mg vitamin B3, 7.8mg iron, 131mg calcium and 10.3mg zinc.

Sunflower seeds: A good source of potassium and phosphorous, 100g sunflower seeds also contain 24g protein and 7.1mg iron and 120mg calcium.

Flax seeds: High quality flax seed is the highest food source of crucially needed Omega 3 fatty acids. It is also highest in lignans, special protective antioxidants. Flax is also rich in protein, vitamins, minerals, and enzymes, and it has the best soluble fiber as well as insoluble fiber.

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