Best Foods for Hypothyroidism: Mixed Greens Salad with Sesame Tahini Dressing

| September/October 2001


Fresh vegetables, like mixed greens with sesame tahini dressing, are some of the best foods for hypothyroidism.

Serves 4
If you are cooking most of your vegetables to mitigate the effects of goitrogens, fresh greens and vegetables are particularly important to add to your diet for vitamin C.

Mixed Greens

• 6 cups mixed baby leaf lettuce
1/2 cup radicchio or chicory
• 1 cup cilantro, including stems, chopped into 2-inch lengths

Sesame Tahini Dressing

1/4 cup plain lowfat yogurt
• 4 teaspoons tahini
• 1 teaspoon dark sesame oil
1/2 cup orange juice
1/8 teaspoon powdered cayenne pepper
3/4 cup grated carrot

1. Wash the greens and tear them into bite-sized pieces. Spin or pat them dry with clean kitchen towels. Put all of the greens into a salad bowl.

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