Sweet & Salty Antioxidant Salad

This is what I love about cooking (or my style of cooking) I originally threw this sweet and salty antioxidant salad together with ingredients I happened to have on hand and didn’t know what I was creating or had anything specific in mind. But, it ended up being so delicious, that I’ve kept making it and had to share the recipe with you, plus its great to add to any sandwiches, burgers, wraps, with bakes potatoes and even better just on its own!
This salad makes a great side dish and is a delicious way to get in your dark leafy greens. Pair it with a protein of choice, such as this simple mixed bean salad, or on the side with roasted vegetables and grilled tofu to make it a complete meal.


4 cups fresh Rocket 
1/2 lemon (juice only)4 handfuls of Kale (steamed or dry)

1 avocado peeled and diced
4 Tbsp. pomegranate arils
1 Tbsp. pumpkin seeds raw
1 Tbsp. sunflower seeds raw
1 Tbsp. hemp seeds
1 cup Broccoli (chopped up – raw or steamed)

2-3 tsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Salt to taste
Black pepper to taste


  1. Add the Kale into a shallow pan of water to steam (if desired) until soft. Place Rocket in a large mixing bowl, followed by the kale.
  2. Add the avocado, pomegranate, seeds, and broccoli.
  3. Drizzle the olive oil and fresh squeezed lemon juice on top. Sprinkle with a little salt and black pepper. Toss well, then taste, and add salt and pepper as needed.
If you are looking to bulk up your salad why not mix in some grilled vegetables, legumes / lentils for added protein. Another tip is to add in some baked Brussel sprouts (controversial i know!) but they are bursting with Vitamin C, Iron, Magnesium, Vitamin A and Vitamin B6. 

Again this is the beauty of cooking, its all trial and error of what you like or don't like. 

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