Raw okra salad

I visited Shuwib farm recently and got a batch of okra. I usually cook it in my curries, but as I am eating more raw food these days, I wanted to give raw okra a try. The result is delicious, its a winner in the health department: full of nutrients, rich in fibre, folate, vitamin A, C and K, it also helps regulate blood pressure and can help with anemia problems. 

I would recommend brushing the okra instead of clean it with water. If it is very dirty, after brushing it and use a humid towel to clean it with swift movements. In contact with water the okra releases mucilage and becomes slimy, so not ideal for a raw salad.
 

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Raw okra salad & avocado dressing
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 cups of lettuce of your choice
  2. 1/2 chopped red onion or shallot
  3. 5 okra cut in slices
  4. 1 small cucumber cut in cubes
  5. 1 carrot (Use a spirilizer or a julienne to make the ribbons)
Avocado sauce
  1. 1 ripe avocado
  2. juice of 1 lime
  3. 2tbs of olive oil
  4. 2tbs of apple cider vinegar
  5. 1 crushed garlic
  6. salt & pepper to taste
Instructions
  1. Brush the okra, prepare the rest of the vegetables and place everything in a big salad bowl.
  2. Place the avocado, olive oil, lime, apple cider vinegar garlic, salt & pepper in a blender. Mix until smooth.
  3. Mix the sauce with the salad and serve immediately.
Notes
  1. If you wish to serve the salad a bit later, keep the dressing on the side.
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