2017-07-19 / Entertainment

Summertime Salad can help protect your skin from the sun

By ANGELA SHELF MEDEARIS

A sunburn is a type of inflammation, and diet has a tremendous impact on inflammation in the body.

This recipe for summertime spinach, watermelon and carrot salad is packed with the antiinflammatory, skin-protecting ingredients you need to safeguard your skin from the inside out!

SUMMERTIME SALAD
Serves 6
1 bunch of spinach (1-pound)
1 (3-pound) mini-watermelon,
cut into 2 to 2-1/2 inch pieces

1 large carrot, sliced into coins
1 cup cherry tomatoes
1 large cucumber, diced
1 large apple, cored and diced
1 cup walnuts, toasted
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon ground black pepper Basil Olive Oil Dressing (recipe
follows)

Toss all of the salad ingredients
together in a large bowl. Drizzle
the Basil Olive Oil Dressing over
the salad and toss to combine.

Basil Olive Oil Dressing
1/2 cup basil leaves, packed

1 clove garlic, smashed
1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
1/3 cup extra-virgin, coldpressed olive oil

Put all ingredients except oil in
a blender or food processor and
blend on high until ingredients
are well-combined. With motor
running, add oil in a thin stream,
until mixture thickens. Drizzle
over salad and serve immediately.
Makes about 1 1/3 cups.
Angela Shelf Medearis is the author of seven cookbooks. Her new
cookbook is “The Kitchen Diva’s
Diabetic Cookbook.”

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