Everyday Cleansing Recipes: Flushing Spring Salad

Cleanse your system with this salad and homemade dressing recipe.

| March/April 2000



Serves 6

All the herbs in this salad are mild diuretics. They also aid digestion, which in turn increases assimilation of nutrients. While sour foods cleanse the liver, many—especially those containing oxalic acid, including but not limited to sorrel, spinach, beet greens, and lemon—are not recommended for people with kidney problems, rheumatism, gout, arthritis, and bladder complaints.

Salad

• 1/4 cup arugula leaves
• 1/4 cup young chicory or radicchio leaves
• 1/4 cup young sorrel leaves
• 8 cups red leaf lettuce
• 1/4 cup young lovage stems, chopped into 1/4-inch pieces
• 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped into
• 1/4-inch pieces
• 1/4 cup fresh, young tarragon tips, cut into
• 1-inch pieces

1. Wash and dry the lettuce and herbs. In a large salad bowl, coarsely tear the arugula, chicory or radicchio, sorrel, and lettuce. Add the­ ­lovage, parsley, and tarragon. Toss all ingredients ­together with the dressing and serve.



Dressing

Make homemade salad dressing a habit; it can be one of the best ways to avoid and cleanse toxins. Most commercial salad dressings are loaded with salt and polyunsaturated oils that are often rancid, even though you may not taste the rancidity. This salad dressing aids digestion and provides lots of ­antioxidants.



Subscribe today and save 58%

Subscribe to Mother Earth Living !

Mother Earth LivingWelcome to Mother Earth Living, the authority on green lifestyle and design. Each issue of Mother Earth Living features advice to create naturally healthy and nontoxic homes for yourself and your loved ones. With Mother Earth Living by your side, you’ll discover all the best and latest information you want on choosing natural remedies and practicing preventive medicine; cooking with a nutritious and whole-food focus; creating a nontoxic home; and gardening for food, wellness and enjoyment. Subscribe to Mother Earth Living today to get inspired on the art of living wisely and living well.

Save Money & a Few Trees!

Pay now with a credit card and take advantage of our earth-friendly automatic renewal savings plan. You’ll save an additional $5 and get six issues of Mother Earth Living for just $19.95! (Offer valid only in the U.S.)

Or, choose Bill Me and pay just $24.95.




Facebook Pinterest Instagram YouTube Twitter

Free Product Information Classifieds