We are what we eat! Packed with sweet potato and pumpkin seeds, this delicious salmon salad crosses beautifully from summer into fall, and is power packed with nutrients to balance your skin through seasonal changes. Here's what's in it and why:
Salmon is a fantastic source of omega-3 fatty acids, keeping the skin thick, supple, and moisturized.
Sweet potato is rich in vitamin A, a skin protector, and vitamin C, a collagen creator.
Tomatoes are packed with lycopene, an especially strong antioxidant that fights free radicals and enhances skin resilience.
Avocado is rich in healthy fats and biotin, a B vitamin that contributes to healthy skin, nails and hair.
Dark leafy greens are rich in folate, a skin plumper, and are mega-high in lutein, which can diminish wrinkles.
Cherries contain the antioxidant anthocyanin, vitamin A, B, C, and E, which promote healthy skin and help with pigmentation and skin rejuvenation.
Pumpkin seeds are a skin superfood because they’re high in zinc, protecting your cell membranes, maintaining collagen, and promoting skin renewal.
Oranges are another fantastic source of vitamin C, which helps improve skin tone, texture, and collagen production.
Broccoli contains zinc, vitamin A, vitamin C, and is rich in lutein, protecting your skin from oxidative stress.
Olive oil, a phenomenal source of healthy fats and anti-aging antioxidants, is also a potent anti-inflammatory and antibacterial agent and can help clear and calm the skin.
Ginger helps to remove toxins and stimulates circulation, resulting in the delivery of more nutrients to your skin.
Lemon juice is rich in vitamin C, magnesium, and potassium for skin protection, clarity and smoothness.
Scallion is a rich source of allicin, helping to mintage healthy and glowing skin.
Ready to try it? Here’s the recipe (special thanks to my friend Xavier, who is creative in the kitchen and made this salad from my skin-win ingredients!): Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cut sweet potato into thin slices and place into a bowl. Add olive oil, fresh grated ginger (or ginger powder), salt and pepper. Lay slices in a single layer on a baking pan, bake for 25 minutes at 375 degrees. In a bowl add salt, olive oil, pepper, ginger to season the salmon. Pat salmon dry and score. Drizzle with olive oil. Sprinkle salt, pepper, ginger and lemon juice on top. Bake 15-18 minutes (to desired done-ness) at 375 degrees. Roast broccoli. In a salad bowl, mix sweet potato with dark leafy greens, tomatoes, broccoli and orange slices. Place sliced avocado on top. Garnish with pumpkin seeds and dried cherries. Garnish salmon with sliced scallion. Enjoy!