• Kylie

Gut Health Salad with Garlic Tofu

This is my go-to salad for as many days as I can in the week. I usually prepare 3 days at one time. There are 30+ plant foods in one bowl! Trust me, your gut microbiome will sing! And in turn they will take extra good care of you by:

* reducing inflammation and disease,

* helping you to lose weight without trying too hard,

* re-setting your cravings so that you aren't as hungry or craving the wrong type of foods,

* helping you to feel on top of the world and giving you abounding energy.

These are just a few of the amazing benefits of that big bowl of salad! I can testify to the transformation that can happen if you are willing to take the challenge to prep a big salad regularly.

Serves 1

Vegan, Dairy-Free

Ingredients for Salad:

small handful of spinach

3 leaves of baby cos lettuce, chopped

1/3 fresh carrot, grated

2 Tbsp fermented carrot and ginger,

1 small tomato, diced

1/3 cucumber, diced

small slice of cabbage,

2 Tbsp purple sauerkraut

2 radishes, sliced

2 Tbsp 4 bean mix

1 Tbsp hummus

2 tsp hemp seeds

2 tsp sunflower seeds

2 tsp pumpkin seeds

2 tsp almonds

2 olives

2 slices onion

1/4 artichoke heart

4 strips capsicum

2 sliced mushrooms

3 slices beetroot

2 sprigs parsley, chopped

1 Tbsp chives, chopped

1 serve of Baked Tofu (see below)

Dressing (0ptional)

mix together:

1 clove garlic, crushed

2 tsp olive oil

1 tsp lemon juice

1 tsp maple syrup

pinch salt


1. Serve all the vegetable ingredients in the same bowl. Serve with dressing if desired. (If you include the fermented vegetables and olives and hummus, I find that dressing is not necessary for flavour.)

2. Add the cooled baked tofu. Enjoy!

Baked Tofu (makes 4 serves):

375g firm tofu, cubed

1 tsp sesame oil

1 tsp garlic powder

1 tsp ginger powder

1 Tbsp honey

1 Tbsp tamari

Method for Baked Tofu:

1. Preheat oven to 180 C

2. Mix the sesame oil, garlic and ginger powder, honey and tamari together in a bowl.

3. Add the cubed tofu to the mixture and stir to coat. Marinate for 30 minutes if you have time.

4. Lay on a tray and bake for 20 mins then turn over, baste and bake for another 10 minutes until tofu is slightly crispy.

5. Allow to cool slightly and serve with the salad.

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