Simple, healthy, nourishing! Paleo and Vegan Basil Mint Yellow Squash Spiralized Salad. REAL FOOD ingredients combined to make one beautiful spiralized salad! A naturally gluten free veggie salad bursting with flavor, nutrients, and color. This is a spiralized salad you’re going to want to make again and again.
Hello Monday! I’ve never been so excited to post a recipe for another spiralized salad on a Monday! I mean, don’t get me wrong, I actually do love Mondays, but today is EXTRA special. But before I jump into this fantastic Basil and Mint Squash Spiralized Salad recipe, I will explain excitement. Mmmm k?
So you see, this recipe. This nourishing real food flavorful spiralized salad recipe is actually from my friend Amie’s new CLEAN EATING cookbook. And I couldn’t be more honored and privileged to be able to share. Amie has been a long time friend of mine. We’ve been supporting each other’s health journey for YEARS and well… she is just AMAZING, and strong, and wise, and wonderful encouraging friend. I am UBER excited that she is now able to help others overcome health issues.
This recipe from her new cookbook is really about using food to HEAL. I mean REAL healing and REAL resetting the body. No a detox, but a full on NOURISHMENT lifestyle.
Amie spent the last decade trying to cure her autoimmune diseases and Inflammation! This book outlines the journey of how Amy used food and lifestyle to heal from a decade of chronic illness (like Lyme Disease) and it’s filled with over 200 nourishing, healing, plant-based recipes! Recipes free of gluten, dairy, soy, refined sugar, eggs, corn and processed ingredients.
Yes, they may be free of all those ingredients but the recipes themselves are FULL of flavor and aroma! Which leads me to this Basil Mint Squash spiralized salad recipe. It is (was) definitely full of aroma and there was even a request for more once I served it. How’s that FLAVOR POWER!? Bam!
Okay but in all honesty, I was shocked at how simple and wonderful this spiralized squash salad was. I knew it was going to be good, but after we made it and ate it, I was left wanting more. It’s a POWER side dish or light meal that makes real food shine. Gosh I just love howAmie does that.
So simple and yet so flavorful. This Mint and Basil Squash spiralized salad recipe is jammed packed with disease fighting antioxidants and antimicrobial properties (from the basil and mint). Both Basil and Mint contain essential oils that can not only help FIGHT inflammation, but they can inhibit BAD bacterial growth. That’s a double dose of HEALING ya’ll! And because it’s grain free, low carb, and low sugar, this salad is a wonderful choice for those fighting candida or small intestinal bacterial overgrowth.
Basil and Mint combined Vitamin C from the lemon, Vitamin A packed squash, and healthy fats from the cold pressed olive oil, make this salad kind of EPIC in regards to health and healing. Plus it’s just plain refreshing! A fun twist on a normal salad or grain pasta recipe with about 10x as many nutrients. Genius I tell ya!
So let’s dig in, shall we?
Oh and one thing –> this spiralized salad takes like 5 minutes to make. I LOVE THAT EVEN MORE! Probably because I’m obsessed with my spiralizer.
Amie’s book launches this week and I highly recommend you check it out. AMAZING recipes but what’s more important is her vision and focus with these recipes. Which is to truly heal and live an abundant life. I don’t know about you, but I’m finding that to be a TRUE focus for me and my family each day. Healthy food is great but a healthy lifestyle overall is KEY. Let’s start practicing what we preach, amen!!
Food is medicine, do you agree? I hope so!
Spiralized Salads… please tell you me you’re as hooked as I am!
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