Recipe: Cell Membrane Supporting Grain Free Pasta Salad

Salad Ingredients

2 boxes Jovial Foods Cassava Pasta

2 tsp sea salt

1 red pepper, small diced

1 bunch green onions, chopped

1 bunch rainbow chard, chopped 

1 bunch parsley, chopped

4 stalks celery, small diced

1 pint cherry tomato’s - sliced (omit for paleo autoimmune, low histamine)

1 cucumber, seeds removed and sliced

sea salt to taste

Dressing ingredients

2 cups pumpkin seeds

1 cup BodyBio Balance Oil

1 bunch cilantro

1 green onion

1 clove garlic

1 lemon, juiced

1 tsp sea salt

 

 

Directions  

  1. Fill a pot with filtered water and add a dash of sea salt. Bring to a boil and add cassava pasta. Cover and simmer for 13 min or until done. Strain and rinse with cold water. Set aside.

  2. Prepare all your vegetables and add them to a large salad bowl.

  3. Gather a food processor and add pumpkin seeds, garlic, and sea salt. Blend until you get a flour consistency.

  4. Add your cilantro, green onion, lemon juice, and balanced oil. Process until combined. For a thinner pesto - add additional balanced oil. For a thicker pesto, add less.

  5. Generously cover pasta with pesto, and add to your salad ingredients. Stir until everything is combined. Season with sea salt to taste. Enjoy!

For an added boost of healthy fats and phospholipids, you can top this dish with soft poached eggs. Make sure you leave the yolk nice and runny so you don’t oxidize the fatty acids in the rich, nutritious yolk.

Why use Balance Oil?

What if I told you that linoleic acid (LA) rich pumpkin seeds could improve your skin health? If you are anything like me, when I read this research on skin health, I wanted to eat those delicious green seeds daily! Linoleic acid is an essential fatty acid for every cell in your body, and that makes it an essential nutrient for your skin too. LA plays a role in the skins structural integrity, helps to form a healthy skin barrier, and gives rise to potent signalling molecules called eicosanoids, which influence the inflammatory response of the skin.

Eating this beautiful fatty acid is critical, but applying it topically can be a helpful addition to your skin beauty routine. Topical application of LA can also help improve UV damaged skin, extrinsic signs of aging, and improve inflammatory skin responses.

Linoleic acid is just full of good news when it comes to your health!

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