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Eat to Beat Disease author Dr. Will Li shares a super-tasty salad filled with superfoods that won't break the bank.
"This is a delicious budget meal in which all the main ingredients contain health-delivering benefits supported by science. Carrots have a bioactive called beta-cryptoxanthin; onions have quercetin, cumin has kaempferol; raisins have resveratrol; parsley has apigenin; and lemon juice has hesperidin. These natural chemicals found in foods activate your health defenses and your metabolism. The recipe is also vegetarian." —Dr. Li
Preheat the oven to 375°F.
Place carrots, garlic, onions, EVOO, cumin and salt into a metal bowl and mix until evenly combined. Spread the mixture onto a baking sheet and roast in oven for 30 minutes.
Meanwhile, boil water in a pot. Add orzo and cook for 7 to 10 minutes, or until al dente. Drain the orzo, add a little EVOO to prevent sticking and allow to cool.
When carrots and onions are ready, transfer them to a metal bowl and toss with the orzo. Stir in the raisins, then add parsley, lemon juice and pepper and salt to taste.
Serve at room temperature.