An Antioxidant Salad Recipe: Anti-Aging and So Good for the Heart

From the Editor of Inward Bliss....

My husband and I eat a freshly made salad almost every evening as our main meal. It helps us keep control of our weight, ensures a good night sleep and promotes healthy digestion. 

This salad recipe is easy to make and contains an array of powerful antioxidants including beto-carotenes, vitamin C, E and Selenium.  Antioxidant rich foods reduce the risk of heart disease, diabetes, and cancer. They also slow down the aging process.

This salad also includes a healthy dose of two elements that promote good digestion and prevent constipation: fiber and magnesium.

And if you use our antioxidant salad dressing you are adding to this healthy mix of nutrients the benefit of omega-3 fatty acids and the powerful healing properties of garlic.  Omega-3 fatty acids are essential for the prevention of inflammation and the health benefits of garlic are so vast including additional powerful antioxidants that a daily dose of garlic is a dietary must.


  • 1/2 cup shreaded or thinly sliced green cabbage
  • 1 handful of arugula (also known as rocket),  tear leaves into pieces
  • 1 large sprig of fresh basil, chop or tear leaves into pieces (or parsley if you prefer a milder taste)
  • 12 snowpeas, raw or blanched and chopped in half
  • 1/2 a carrot, grated or thinly sliced and chopped
  • 2 yellow patty pan squash or 1 yellow summer or zucchini squash; thinly sliced (raw or blanched)
  • 1 dozen small cherry tomatoes each cut in half
  • 1/4 cup of pine nuts or sunflower seeds
  • 1 Tbsp sesame seeds
  • Get a recipe for an Antioxidant (Olive Oil) Salad Dressing


When you add these optional items, this salad becomes a meal in itself.

  • 2 hard boiled eggs
  • 4 to 6 anchovies

Notes and Directions

Preparation time is approximately 30 minutes.

  • First put the eggs on to boil so they will be ready by the time you need them.
  • To blanch the snow peas and sliced squash, simple pour boiling water over them and leave for 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Combine all ingredients except the eggs and anchovies. Drizzle with enough dressing to lightly coat. Toss to combine.
  • Place salad in serving bowls or on a plate and top each with a boiled egg sliced or diced and 2 to 3 anchovies as desired.

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