This sweet, savory Pomegranate and Cucumber Noodle Salad is not only visually appealing, but has many health benefits as well.
During the hotter months, I crave a lot more salads. In fact, I have even been eating a huge bowl of spring mix with homemade Vegan Thousand Island. I guess my body just wants a lot of greens. (Or maybe it is that I recently made homemade Vegan Thousand Island and just cannot get enough of it.)
To take a break from my huge bowl of greens, I decided to make this Pomegranate and Cucumber Noodle Salad. It has elements of sweet and savory from broccoli, cucumber, carrot, and pomegranate arils. It also has a savory turmeric tahini dressing.
It has been my goal to get more turmeric into my life. Making a turmeric tahini dressing is a great way to get some in, even though this dressing doesn’t quite get me up to the daily quota that I am looking for. In addition to this dressing, I make a turmeric tea, and also add it to almond milk. Turmeric has many health benefits, like reducing inflammation.
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If you haven’t hopped on the spiralizer bandwagon yet, you may want to consider doing so. A spiralizer is great for making noodles out of your favorite vegetables. I love to use the vegetables to replace pasta, so that I consume less carbs. Some spiralizers can spiralize a ton of different vegetables, as well as make several different noodle shapes. The one that I got is great because it is a small handheld version, which fits nicely into a kitchen drawer. The only drawback is that it doesn’t spiralize a large variety of veggies. It also only has two noodle sizes. It is less expensive though, so if you don’t plan on using it as much, than it’s worth it.
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Pomegranate and Cucumber Noodle Salad
- 2 cups spiralized cucumber (1 cucumber)
- 1/2 cup spiralized carrot (1 carrot)
- 1/2 cup chopped broccoli
- 1/4 cup pomegranate seeds
- 2 tablespoons hemp seeds
- turmeric tahini dressing
- Layer spiralized cucumber and carrot noodles in bowls. Top with chopped broccoli, pomegranate seeds, hemp seeds, and dressing.