The salad comprises of chopped iceberg and romaine lettuce, grated carrots, chopped cucumber, diced red bellpepper, roasted and coarsely chopped walnuts, and raisins (optional).
For the dressing, blend the following ingredients. To make it thicker and creamier, add more avocado.
1 Tbsp ground turmeric
1/4 cup avocado
1/4 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 tsp lemon zest
4 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp raw honey
1 clove garlic, peeled
sea salt to taste
Serving size is around 4 – 5 pax.
This is healthy and flavorful. Offhand, turmeric is anti-inflammatory, garlic and honey are anti-bacterial, avocado is of good fats, and lemon is a source of Vitamin C and makes the mixture alkaline. It combines several taste palates—sweet, salty and sour—with a nice herby and tangy taste from the turmeric. All the flavors provide contrast without overpowering the other and it's reminiscent of a milder and sweeter mustard dressing.
The dressing is an adaptation from http://www.therawhealthcoach.com/anti-inflammatory-turmeric-sun-dressing/. My Mom has coined the name Summeric Salad.