As the weather gets warmer, having a lite, simple meal that doesn’t require much prep time is always nice. Pasta salad is a summer staple in the states, especially for cookouts, picnics, and any outdoor summer gatherings.
Although pasta is a “filler food,” the key is the other ingredients in the salad. This pasta salad recipe has plenty of healing foods to accompany the pasta filler.
Arugula is a gentle liver detox. It provides the critical mineral salts which play a role in binding to natural sugars, driving the glucose into our cells more efficiently.
“Arugula causes a gentle purging effect inside the liver, with undiscovered phytochemical compounds that allow the liver to decide the severity of the cleanse and what toxins it safely wants to release (versus a purge that would harm the liver).”
-Anthony William, Liver Rescue
Arugula helps to rid the body of bugs, mold, fungus, and bacteria. Additionally, it is helpful for all intestinal disorders as raw leafy greens sweep the walls of the intestines and gently massage the duodenum, small intestines, and colon, effectively helping to clear away bad bacteria and rancid fats that have gone undigested.
Tomatoes are rich in vitamins C, K, A, and B-complex, and well as minerals such as potassium, chromium, biotin, and beta-carotene. All of these vitamins and minerals help boost the adrenal glands and the immune system. Additionally, they help lower blood pressure, offer protection to the skin, and improve cardiovascular health.
Tomatoes are also a great source of lycopene which is a powerful antioxidant known to help prevent various types of cancer.
Being sweet and abundant in the summer, tomatoes make a wonderful addition to any salad.
Red onions contain sulfur compounds that strengthen the immune system, brain, and nervous system. These compounds also help to detoxify heavy metals from the body such as mercury, cadmium, and lead.
Furthermore, onions are the highest food source of quercetin, a potent antioxidant that can help prevent blood clots, asthma, sinus infections, bronchitis, atherosclerosis, and diabetes.
Parsley is the most amazing alkalizing herb. It is alkalizing to all of the body systems. Parsley is the most powerful weapon for fighting acidosis.
“Parsley’s specialized mineral salts bind onto unproductive acids in the body to drive them out. This alkalizing skill makes parsley helpful for preventing and battling every type of cancer.”
-Anthony William, The Healing Power Of Parsley Blog
Packed full of nutrition such as B vitamins like folic acid, traces of B12 coenzymes, and vitamins A, C, and K, parsley fights all pathogens and keeps bacteria, parasites, and fungus at bay. Additionally, parsley helps to remineralize the body as it is packed with trace minerals such as magnesium, sulfur, iron, zinc, manganese, molybdenum, chromium, selenium, iodine, and calcium.
One of the most incredible properties of this miracle herb is its chelation effect. Parsley has the ability to pull stores of herbicides and pesticides such as DDT.
Growing parsley doesn’t require much tending – in fact, it’s practically a wild food and can handle colder weather, making it adaptogenic in nature.
Cucumbers hydrate on a cellular level. Chronic dehydration affects virtually everybody. Cucumber juice is an incredible antidote for dehydration. Eaten daily, cucumbers can reverse liver damage. They are also a miracle for reducing bloating.
“Fresh cucumber juice is the best rejuvenation tonic in the world.”
-Anthony William, Healing Power Of Cucumbers Blog
Cucumbers are an amazing tool for cooling down overused adrenal glands and struggling kidneys getting heated from toxic uric acid as they contain a special electrolyte compound that nourishes and helps cool down the heat. This cooling effect also makes them perfect for reducing fevers. The juice from a cucumber is the best natural fever reducer.
Additionally, cucumbers contain traces of amino acids glycine and glutamine, highly active enzymes and coenzymes, as well as an abundance of trace minerals, which makes them perfect for delivery neurotransmitter chemicals. Bringing in daily cucumber juice is helpful for people who suffer with anxiety or other neurological conditions.
This versatile pasta salad is satisfying and healing, the perfect addition to your next outdoor gathering.
Pasta Salad (Fat-Free Optional)
- 1 package millett rotini, veggipasta rotini, zenB yellow pea pasta, chickpea pasta, sweet potato glass noodles
- ½ 5oz package arugula
- ½ 5oz package lettuce
- 1 package cherry tomatoes
- ½ red onion, thinly sliced (add more to taste)
- 1 cuo parsley, chopped
- 1 cucumber, thinly sliced
- 1 avocado, diced (optional - remove if fat-free)
- Drizzle of lime juice
- Pinch of sea salt
- Drizzle of raw honey
- Boil pasta and set aside to cool.
- Combine arugula, cherry tomatoes, red onion, parsley, cucumber, and avocado (optional).
- Add pasta to the salad ingredients.
Let me know in the comments below if you make this or another variation of this pasta salad; I love to hear your feedback.
To your health & happiness,