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Cashew and pomegranate salad

Date: October 01, 2021

Colourful, fresh and full of flavours, this salad will amaze you with its contrasts of flavours.

Perfect at the beginning of the meal as a starter or used to make a single dish, with the addition of a protein source of your choice and an integral cereal. Cashew cream is the final touch that makes this salad simply delicious.

Before going to the recipe we find out more about cashews.

Cashews

Cashews are edible oilseeds (dried fruit) with low sugar content and rich in fibre, healthy fats for the heart and vegetable proteins. They are also a good source of copper, magnesium and manganese, important nutrients for energy production, brain health, immunity and bone health.

Cashews are rich in carotenoids and polyphenols, two categories of antioxidants that can help reduce inflammation and provide protection from diseases. However, more specific research is needed on cashews.

Antioxidants are beneficial to plant compounds that keep your body healthy, neutralizing the molecules that cause damage - known as free radicals -. In turn, this helps reduce inflammation and increases your body’s ability to stay healthy and disease-free.

Cashews are a rich source of polyphenols and carotenoids, two classes of antioxidants also found in other nuts.

Indicated in low-calorie diets, their rich fibre and protein content can help reduce hunger and increase the feeling of satiety. Taken together, all of these factors can help you lose excess weight.

Cooking with cashew cream: our light and tasty proposal

Nut-rich diets have consistently proven to be beneficial to the health of the heart. Cashews seem to offer some benefits for lowering blood pressure, triglycerides and cholesterol. However, further studies are needed before strong conclusions can be drawn.

Cashews are low in sugar and rich in fibre, two factors that, when combined, can help reduce blood sugar levels and protect against the development of type 2 diabetes.

Cashew and pomegranate salad

Ingredients

  • 50 gr. apple
  • 50 gr. pomegranate grains
  • q.b. rocket
  • q.b. lettuce
  • 80 g soy yoghurt with no added sugar
  • 1 teaspoon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
  • q.b. salt
  • 10-20 gr Cashew Cream

Proceeding

  1. Wash and dry lettuce, arugula and apple
  2. Prepare a dressing by mixing together soy yoghurt, mustard, apple vinegar and salt
  3. Cut the apple into small cubes
  4. Assemble the salad by placing the lettuce and rocket as the base, then the apple pieces and pomegranate beans.
  5. Pour the dressing flush over the salad and finish the recipe by sprinkling the Cashew Cream

Conclusions

Cashew Cream without added sugar and fat is an extremely versatile ingredient in the kitchen. Perfect in both salty and sweet recipes, it can be used raw or cooked.

Cashews are a food source that brings many benefits to our health, this salad is rich in flavour and other beneficial sources for our body, it’s an example of how easy it is to use Cashew Cream for cooking!




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