It’s time for a delicious and easy Strawberry May Salad.
Today, I’ll be introducing you to another spring-based recipe, and this time, it’s a delicious salad! Introducing – Strawberry May Salad, a refreshing and amazing spring salad recipe. Ever since I came up with this easy spring salad recipe, I couldn’t really stop talking about it to friends and family, and now, I can’t wait to share it with you all too!
Before the recipe, let’s begin with understanding why I have chosen strawberries as the key ingredient of this easy and healthy Spring salad with May’s produce.
Strawberries are available in plenty in the month of May – and that’s the first reason why I have included these bright berries in today’s salad recipe. Secondly, strawberries have a tangy-sweet taste, which makes them the perfect ingredient in a range of recipes – including salads. Apart from this, strawberries offer a whole lot of health benefits, each of which we will be talking about today.
These heart-shaped berries are packed with nutrients beneficial for our hearts. Consuming strawberries regularly will help maintain the good cholesterol levels in the body. A powerhouse of essential vitamins and minerals such as manganese and potassium, strawberries help protect our bodies from a range of lifestyle ailments.
Strawberries are known for their antioxidants and have high levels of vitamin C too. One serving of strawberries contains almost half of our daily Vitamin C requirement. With two servings, there’s no second thing required to replenish the daily Vitamin C levels. This helps build the natural immunity of our bodies, keeping us in the pink of health through all seasons.
With the presence of antioxidants such as lutein, these berries counter free radicals in our bodies. This helps to minimize the risk of cancer and other ailments caused by oxidative stress in the body. These berries also protect our eyes from the harmful effects of UV rays, thanks to the presence of Vitamin C. This vitamin C strengthens their cornea and retina, which are essential parts of our eyes.
The vitamin C in strawberries has immense other benefits, too – it works wonders for the health of the skin. It boosts the production of collagen, which helps to maintain the elasticity and resilience of the skin. Along with this, strawberries also have loads of ellagic acid, which helps protect the collagen in our body while working on the reduction of inflammation too. This is also why we need to include strawberries as much as we can in desserts, smoothies, icecreams or in a recipe like May’s Salad.
The presence of antioxidants and phytochemicals in strawberries is another reason why we need to start consuming strawberries on a regular basis. These elements help reduce inflammation of joints and different body parts, protecting the body from painful ailments like arthritis. It also helps regulate blood pressure by countering the effects of sodium in the body. Lastly, strawberries help hasten the process of weight reduction, as they are fat-free, low on sodium as well as sugar. The presence of folate in strawberries makes them the right food for those who are pregnant or trying to conceive.
I’ve listed down all the reasons why strawberries are the best, and now, it’s your turn to include this superfood in your diet regularly. And on that note, let’s get started with the recipe for this healthy spring Strawberry May Salad:
For the Kale
- 5 kale leaves big, cut into bitte-size
- 1/2 lime juiced
- 1 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 pinch tajín or any other chile Lime mixture
For the rest of the salad
- 2 carrots big, spiralized
- 1 1/2 cup strawberries diced
- 1/3 cup pine nuts toated
For the Kale
- Mix all the ingredients in a large bowl and massage the kale leaves until impregnated with the seasoning. Leave aside.
For the rest of the May's Salad
- Mix the rest of the ingredients with the kale leaves and top with the pine nuts.