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Crunchy Veggie Salad

This Crunchy Veggie Salad, is a healthy, tasty salad. It is full of immune boosting ingredients, including veggies like capsicums and nuts like sunflower seeds.

There are other benefits to eating salads, which include helping improve your gut health, your heart health, supporting your weight loss goals and helping to keep your skin healthy. 

Here is how you can do this with this Crunchy Veggie Salad.


1 cup wild rice, brown rice or quinoa

1 medium capsicum sliced thinly

1/2 cup grated carrot

1 small red onion, thinly sliced

1/3 cup sunflower seeds

1/2 cup pepitas or pumpkin seeds

1/3 cup roasted unsalted cashews

1/2 cup coarsely chopped fresh continental parsley

Black Pepper Dressing:

60ml lemon juice

40ml olive oil

1 tsp Dijon or French mustard

1 tsp cracked black pepper



    1. Cook the rice or quinoa in a large saucepan of boiling water until cooked. Drain and set aside.

    2. Meanwhile make the black pepper dressing by combining the ingredients in a screw top jar and shaking well until well combined.

    3. Combine the rice and other ingredients into a large bowl. Add the dressing and stir until well combined

    4. This may be served with barbequed meat, fish or for a vegetarian option add cooked lentils or chick peas.

 Serves 4


If you enjoyed this Crunchy Veggie Salad, check out my collection of other healthy main meal recipes.