Veggie Salad, Avocado and Shrimp Bowl 蔬菜虾仁主食沙拉

This "golden" salad dressingis now the "liquid gold" in my kitchen, especially in my homemade salads and workout meals (e.g. Asparagus, Chicken and Potato Salad Meal, Mushrooms, Green Beans, Broccoli Salad Bowl) It is an easy and healthy upgrade from the basic extra-virgin olive oil-apple cider vinegar-garlic-salt-pepper vinaigrette-based dressing.

The gold? Turmeric.

Did you know that black pepper and turmeric is a perfect match which defies the good'ol equation of one plus one equals two? According to some research sources, piperine - the active compound in black pepper will increase and enhance the bio-availability of curcumin (active component in turmeric) hence boost curcumin absorption in the body.

Sometimes, I simply forget but whenever possible, I try to add turmeric in my cooking e.g. when cooking rice, and when preparing salad dressing.

If you enjoy these salad meals, or veggie grain bowls, do check them out here. Or if you prefer a shrimp-similar salad bowl, try this Mixed Veggies, Shrimps, Avocado and Radish Bowl.

Mixed Vegetables Salad with Avocado and Shrimps 蔬菜虾仁主食沙拉
2-3 handfuls of organic salad Spring mix
Handful of finely julienned cabbage and/or red cabbage
1/2 small organic zucchini thinly sliced
1/2 small organic red bell pepper thinly sliced
Thinly sliced red onions
2 cups of steamed broccoli and/or cauliflower
1 cup cooked pasta
8-10 small cooked shrimps (option to omit if vegetarian)
1/2 cup of shredded cooked chicken (option to omit if vegetarian)
1 hard-boiled egg
1/2 avocado
8-10 thin slices of organic apples

[Turmeric Dressing]:  1 clove garlic, finely minced, 1tbsp organic apple cider vinegar (sometimes I add lemon/lime juice to layer citrus notes into the vinaigrette), 2-3tbsp extra-virgin olive oil, dash of salt and fresh ground black pepper, 1/2 tsp organic ground turmeric

Directions: Start layering the raw vegetables (saladd greens, cabbage, zucchini, bell peppers, red onion) into a deep bowl. Then add steamed (already cooled) broccoli and/or cauliflower, pasta, chicken, shrimp. Top with egg,  avocado, apples. Drizzle dressing over, then gently toss and mix.

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