With lots of green fresh herbs, sweet-sour green apple and tender sprouts, this is a great salad to rejuvenate a stagnant and congested Liver in Spring.
The dressing is a combination of therapeutic flavours – Sour, Sweet, Pungent and Salty. The fifth therapeutic flavour – Bitter –comes from the herbs. The cleansing and renewing energy enters all of your channels and organ systems, giving you a gentle all-over detox with an emphasis on Liver and Gall Bladder cleansing.
Enjoy this salad as an accompaniment to grilled fish, or with tahini and avocado spread on sourdough bread.
Serves 1 as a light meal, or 4 as a side salad with other dishes
Few stems of watercress
Few stems of coriander
Few stems of parsley
Few stems of basil
Few mint leaves
1 green apple, diced
Handful of alfalfa sprouts (or combo eg alfalfa & garlic etc)
Sour: Juice of ½ lime (or lemon, or 1 tbsp raw unrefined apple cider vinegar)
Salty: Splash of tamari (or medium soy sauce)
Sweet: Splash of mirin (or few drops of maple syrup or honey)
Pungent: 1 tsp minced ginger
Sweet/Sour: 3 sundried tomatoes, finely chopped
See also: Growing your own sprouts