Nutrition & Recipes

Spinach Greens with Gorgonzola

Fresh Pears, Blue Cheese salad with vegetable green mix, walnuts, cranberry. healthy food
Fresh Pears, Blue Cheese salad with vegetable green mix, walnuts, cranberry. healthy food.

This is a quick, delicious salad that takes only twenty minutes to prepare. The dressing suggestions and modifications to balance your dosha are below.

Discover your dosha type here.

Ingredients

  • 2 pounds washed and stemmed spinach (bitter, astringent)
  • ¼ cup sliced radishes (pungent)
  • ½ cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese (sweet, sour)
  • ½ cup dried cranberries or currants (sweet, sour, astringent)
  • 1 cup honey-glazed walnuts, optional--recipe follows (sweet)

Toss all ingredients together and arrange on plates.

Honey-Glazed Walnuts, optional

  • ½ teaspoon ghee (sweet)
  • 1 cup walnut pieces (sweet)
  • 1 tablespoon honey (sweet)

1. Heat the ghee in a skillet. Toss in the walnuts and sauté for two minutes or until golden.

2. Remove from heat. Add the honey and coat the walnuts well. Let cool completely before using.

Adding a little bit of salt to the dressing adds in this taste to make the salad a six taste meal. Here are a few ways to tailor this recipe with dressings to balance your dosha:

  • Vata: Choose a poppy seed dressing (sweet) or a salad dressing made with a base of olive oil or sesame oil.
  • Pitta: A sweet or astringent dressing made with olive oil will help pacify Pitta. Also, try adding avocado (sweet, astringent).
  • Kapha: Try a Dijon mustard dressing (pungent) or your favorite spicy salad dressing. Reduce or completely eliminate the Gorgonzola cheese and add half a cup of cooked garbanzo beans (astringent) instead.

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