CHOPPED FIESTA SALAD
with Creamy Avocado Lime Dressing
This beautiful dish is a sneak peek into some of the nourishing meals we'll be serving at The Yoga of Eating Retreat this weekend! It's a fresh, crunchy combination of romaine lettuce, yellow peppers, jicama, and radishes, topped with toasted chipotle pepitas, cilantro, scallions and a creamy avocado dressing. So good - and so good for you.
Fall is upon us! And with it comes amazing seasonal produce, like peppers, radishes, and tomatoes.
Peppers are a colorful way to spice up any dish. This recipe uses yellow bell peppers for a pop of color and sweetness. They're also a great source of Vitamin C and beta-carotene, to support your immune system going into the colder weather.
Radishes add a different kind of kick, with a refreshing and crisp spiciness to them. They're full of antioxidants called anthocyanins, which have been found to specifically support the cardiovascular system and reduce inflammation. Radishes are also a great detox food, as they help purify the blood and eliminate toxins.
We can't forget about the tomatoes this time of year. These bright orange cherry tomatoes are the perfect sweet addition to this recipe. Lycopene is a special antioxidant in tomatoes that benefits the eyes and heart while reducing the risk of cancer and orange tomatoes may actually contain more of this nutrient than red ones.
The Yoga of Eating Retreat is about connecting the gap between your food, mind, body, and spirit. Meals like this Chopped Fiesta Salad help us do just that. Get the recipe below and enjoy the rise of fall!
Recipe and Photos from Ailsa Cowell at Food to Feel Good