Bowl of Vitality Salad

Vitality Salad Bowl
Bowl of Vitality Salad

I discovered this type of salad when eating out at funky cafes – all of a sudden many variations of this wonderful raw carrot/beetroot slaw were everywhere. Here is my version and I have to thank Jo from Madame Jojos for the inspiration and for introducing me to Pomegranate Molasses – wow! A zesty combo of raw veggies, seeds, dried fruit, fresh herbs and a gorgeous dressing, it is super delish and leaves you feeling vital and alive!

  • Ingredients (serves 4 – 6 with some leftovers – yum!)
    •4 – 6 carrots grated
    •1 – 2 beetroots grated
    •1-2 stalks celery diced small (optional)
    •1 red onion diced fine (optional)
    •1 cup fresh mint leaves rough chopped
    •1 cup fresh parsley rough chopped
    •½ cup currants
    •¼ cup toasted sunflower seeds
    •¼ cup toasted pumpkin seeds
    •1 – 2 Tbsp toasted cumin seeds
    •½ tsp salt
    •Grated zest of one orange

    Pomegranate Molasses

    How to Make:
    1.Put all the salad ingredients together in a lovely bowl and toss.
    2.Mix together the dressing, drizzle it on and toss again.
    To Serve: 
    Serve as a side dish, take to a pot luck, party or bar-b-que or… pile onto a bed of salad greens, top with some avocado chunks and have as a main!

    Vitality Salad Mix

  • Carrot & Beetroot

    Dressing
    •2 Tbsp pomegranate molasses (found in gourmet food or health stores OR a standard pure molasses is ok too)
    •1 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
    •1 Tbsp Tamari or Liquid Aminos
    •¼ – ½ cup fresh orange juice
    •1 Tbsp honey or pure maple syrup
    •¼- ½ cup olive oil

    Toasting Seeds
    To toast your cumin, pumpkin & sunflower seeds, simply dry fry them on the stove top in a non stick or cast iron pan on low heat. Make sure you mix them often so they don’t burn. If you like a little flavour on your seeds, once cooked turn off the heat and splash in some organic tamari or Braggs Seasoning.

    Vitality Salad Up Close

Tracey’s Tips

Tracey's GoodnessWe strongly recommend using 100% pure pomegranate molasses with no sugar added. If you’d like to make your own sugar free pomegranate molasses, here’s how:
Heat 4 cups 100% pomegranate juice (store bought or fresh) in a saucepan on a medium heat till liquid reaches a low boil. Reduce to low heat and let simmer for about an hour, stirring occasionally to make sure it doesn’t burn. The juice will cook down until you have a thick syrupy liquid that will thicken a little more once cooled. Once you have have your desired thickness remove from heat and let cool completely. Once cooled pour into a jar – you can store the molasses in the fridge but let settle at room temperature before using.
Finger Lickin’ Delicious!!
Pomegranate Molasses How To