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- Recommended for: Taste Changes, Constipation
Recipe: ‘Friends’ Spring Salad
You may recognize this salad making its way around social media, made popular by a “Friends” co-star. If you’re looking for the taste of Spring, a salad packed with plant protein, and easy meal prep for the week, this salad “will be there for you!”
- 1 can/2 cups garbanzo beans
- 1 small red onion chopped (soak in cool water for 10 minutes to take away some of the bite)
- 1/2 cup Feta
- 1/2 cup chopped mint
- 1/2 cup chopped parsley
- 1/2 cup chopped pistachios
- 1/2 cup chopped cucumber
- 2 cups arugula (can also use chopped or baby kale)
- 3 cups cooked farro (bulgur or quinoa work well too!)
- Juice from 1 lemon
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- Salt & pepper
- 3 garlic cloves
- Whisk together olive oil and lemon. Smash garlic cloves and allow to steep while combining other ingredients.
- Soak onions in cold water for 10 minutes.
- Assemble other ingredients in a large bowl. Remove garlic from dressing and pour over salad ingredients.
- Eat until satisfied.
Arugula contains the phytochemicals called glucosinolates, which have been shown to inhibit cancer cell growth in lab studies. Arugula also has a high level of nitrates, a precursor to nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is able to make blood vessels bigger, and a growing body of evidence suggests that it may play a pivotal role in keeping the cardiovascular system healthy.
Chickpeas, pistachios, and whole grains offer a great source of plant based protein!
Recipe provided by Cancer Center Nutrition Services.
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