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Mixed salad with linseeds recipe

Mixed salad with linseeds recipe

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I discovered linseeds, also called flaxseed, in my health food shop and now I put them in everything! I love the crunchy texture and nutty flavour of the whole grains. You must try this!

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IngredientsServes: 4

  • 100g green beans, trimmed
  • 1/2 melon - peeled, seeded and cut into bite size pieces
  • 50g mixed salad
  • 75g cherry tomatoes
  • 2 tablespoons linseeds (flaxseeds)
  • 20g roasted salted pistachio nuts
  • balsamic vinaigrette

MethodPrep:5min ›Cook:10min ›Extra time:10min › Ready in:25min

  1. Bring a saucepan of salted water to the boil, and cook the green beans until tender, about 10 minuted. Drain. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  2. Toss the green beans, melon, mixed salad, cherry tomatoes, flaxseed and pistachio kernels together in a salad bowl.
  3. Serve with a balsamic vinaigrette. I put the bottle on the table so everyone can serve themselves.

Other ideas

Add a little minced fresh parsley or coriander.

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How To Make Mixed Ancient Grain Porridge With Linseeds

This recipe uses oats, millet, quinoa and chia grains (yes, chia is technically a grain although often referred to as a seed). Combine this with linseeds, some almond flakes and top with raisins or cranberries, for those with a sweet tooth, and you have an absolute winner! Here's how:

Here Are Some Benefits Of Flaxseeds

These nutty delights come packed with a bevy of health benefits. "Flaxseeds are a great source of soluble mucilaginous (gumlike) fibre that can lower unhealthy cholesterol (LDL) and and balance blood sugar levels. It also acts like hunger suppressant and helps you feel full for long. Their high omega-3 fatty acids content can help lower undesirable fats (triglycerides) in the blood, reducing the risk of stroke and heart attack. flaxseeds are also good for eye health," as mentioned in Dorling Kindersley's book Healing Foods.

Flaxseeds are enriched with some of the most essential and basic nutrients that our body requires. These come enriched with fibre , protein, magnesium, calcium, phosphorous, lignan among other nutrients and minerals. Lignans present in them help in battling high levels of estrogen and help in maintaining balanced hormonal levels. Since flaxseeds are energy-dense with great satiety value, these make you feel full and therefore facilitate weight management. Flaxseeds are great for women's health, regular consumption may help reduce menopausal symptoms and can also help tackling irregular periods and menstruation-linked discomfort. Women should make the best out of these alsi seeds benefits.

Lignans present in flaxseeds help in battling high levels of estrogen and help in maintaining balanced hormonal levels.

How To Eat Flaxseeds?

There has been quite a lot of debate on how should one consume flaxseeds. It is true that flaxseeds, when not chewed properly, can go undigested, flushed out your system. Ground or milled flaxseeds, in that case, make a better choice. You can also opt for flaxseed oil to replace other oils in your cooking. We share with you, some of the easiest ways in which you can incorporate flaxseeds in your daily diet. "If you buy whole flaxseeds, grind as needed and add to yogurt, oatmeal, cereal, smoothies, casseroles, and baked goods. Sprouting flaxseeds releases more of their protein and omega-3 fats," as mentioned in Healing Foods.

A Delicious Quinoa Salad Treat For The Family

Before getting down to making our Quinoa Salad here is a bit of news. I found out this week that linseeds are good for lowering cholesterol. There has been some new research that has shown good evidence for this. A visit to my local surgery led me to an interesting conversation about the benefits of linseeds.

The nurse I was speaking to told me that we can expect to see lots of publicity and news following this new find.The problem is how do you make them palatable as they are not the tastiest things in the world. Linseed Oil is quite unpleasant to my palette. The seeds are much more tolerable although I would never call them delicious.One thing you can do is add a spoonful to your porridge at breakfast.

I also devised this easy linseed and quinoa recipe this week. The linseeds used were straight from the packet and were prewashed. Because this recipe does not involve cooking the linseeds you get the most benefit from just eating them raw.

With the other ingredients you have a very tasty and crunchy salad that can be eaten alone or as a side salad to other things.


A. 1 cup kidney beans – soaked overnight and boiled

B. 1 cup chick peas- soaked overnight and boiled

C. 1/4 cup quinoa prepared in the normal way with 1/2 cup of water

D. 1 stick of celery chopped1/4 cup linseeds.

F. 1 Cup Low Fat Mayonnaise.

* Soak the kidney beans and chick peas overnight.

* Simmer them for 3/4 hour in plenty of water.

* Drain and cool the beans and chick peas.

* Bring Quinoa to boil and simmer for 12 minutes. Put the Beans, Chick Peas, Quinoa, Celery and linseeds into a large bowl and mix in the lemon juice.Leave for 5 minutes and add the mayonnaise. Ensure all the ingredients are mixed in well with the mayonnaise.

You can substitute Haricot or Aduki Beans for the kidney beans and chick peas to vary the recipe. You can also add many other ingredients you might prefer. Keep to crunchy type seeds nut and salads so as not to change the character of the recipe.This Linseed and Quinoa Salad is great way to eat both these seeds. The mayonnaise and the beans really make it taste fantastic.

The Salad can be kept in the fridge for up to 24 hours but really tastes best if served straight away.

10 Tasty Ideas for How to Eat Flaxseeds

Eating flaxseed benefits your body and brain, says Alicia Stanton, M.D., an integrative medicine physician and author of Hormone Harmony and The Complete Idiot&rsquos Guide to Hormone Weight Loss. She says the oil in flaxseeds is the richest plant source of healthy omega-3 fats, which are necessary for the function of every cell. These healthy fats help reduce inflammation, balance hormones, protect against mood swings and depression, and prevent heart disease, diabetes, and inflammatory diseases like arthritis. The superfood is also high in fiber and can help relieve constipation.

Stanton suggests eating one to two tablespoons of flaxseeds or flaxseed oil daily to reap maximum health benefits. Try adding toasted flaxseeds to salads, soups (like one of these healthy sounds that fill you up), and sandwiches for a pleasant crunch. Stanton adds that while flaxseed oil has the highest concentration of the plant&rsquos omega-3 fats, it has a low smoke point so it's not recommended for cooking but is good for smoothies, salad dressings, and other foods.

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  • 20 g vincotto (vino cotto), plus extra to serve (see Tips)
  • 20 g balsamic vinegar
  • 50 g orange juice (see Tips)
  • 30 g extra virgin olive oil
  • 400 g beetroot, peeled and cut into quarters
  • 400 g carrot, peeled and cut into pieces
  • 50 g dried cranberries
  • 20 g pepitas, toasted
  • 20 g hemp seeds (optional)
  • 2 tsp linseeds (flaxseeds)
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • 2 pinches ground black pepper
  • 60 g mixed baby salad leaves
  • Danish feta, cut into pieces, to serve (see Tips)

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  • 25 g wholemeal bread, torn in pieces
  • 50 g walnut halves
  • 30 g cashew nuts
  • 1 vegetable stock cube (for 0.5 l), crumbled
  • 100 g red lentils, rinsed
  • 500 g water
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 100 g onions, quartered
  • 150 g chestnut mushrooms, halved
  • 50 g sunflower seeds
  • 15 g Worcestershire sauce
  • 1 Tbsp linseeds, ground, mixed with 3 Tbsp water
  • ½ tsp dried parsley
  • ½ tsp fine sea salt
  • ¼ tsp ground black pepper
  • ¼ tsp dried thyme
  • mixed salad leaves, for serving

Serves 2Time 15 minsEasy

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All this is sprinkled with some Dulse , a fantastic natural source of iodine which helps your thyroid function. Your thyroid regulates your metabolism as well as heart and digestive function, muscle control, brain development and bone maintenance.

This delicious green salad is jam-packed with different textures, lovely flavours and lots of nutritious ingredients. It will make you feel really virtuously good but will also leave you feeling replenished and satisfied. Perfect for this spring weather.

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