Parsley has officially moved into our fridge. From the look of it, it has kicked out lettuce, and it has almost replaced arugula, which I thought I would never see missing from the crisper. Ask my why - other than the clear craving that we have developed for it, it comes with some awesome health benefits.
A sprig of parsley may be a good decoration, but once it takes the center part of your plate, it now brings significant amounts of vitamin K, vitamin C, iron and folate - all of which we need to usually supplement with. So think of this salad as your supplement on a plate :) Of course, we need calories - and here avocado comes to save the day, with fiber, great fats and smooth texture. Then we need a crunch - boom - cucumbers provide crunch and cool. Something was missing though - so I added kiwi for the flavor and sweet and sour tang, but it ended up proving to be a great addition of vitamin C. As winter ends and we enter into spring this is one very green way to celebrate it!
To make 2 servings you need:
2 cups chopped parsley
1 medium avocado
2 small kiwis
4 persian cucumbers
juice of 1/2 lime/lemon
1 tbsp olive oil
sea salt to taste
Clean parsley well. I like to soak it in a deep bowl of water with some salt and let the cleaning happen on its own. After I remove the rough stems, I chop it finely. Once done with the parsley, cut the avocado and kiwi in small cubes, followed by the cucumbers. Mix everything well, season with the olive oil, lemon juice and salt and let the salad sit for 20 minutes before enjoying ( I dare you!)
Hope this brings you satisfaction and joy, it certainly made us very happy :)