What are superfoods?
According to Wikipedia, superfood is a marketing term used to describe foods with health benefits. For example, spinach and kale are known as superfoods because they are enriched with iron, vitamins, antioxidants and many beneficial nutrients. However, the superfood term is not casually used by dietitians and nutrition scientists as some believe that it is just a marketing term to promote health supplements.
Yes. I'm a believer of superfoods but not the over-the-top kind! Well... meaning that everything that I eat doesn't have to be superfoods! Like I always say, I'm the sort of person who like to stay energized and active by eating a balanced proportion of good food. Food that is fresh, least processed and must taste good!!!
When I first saw this superfood salad recipe from the book, The Dinner Ladies by Sophie Gilliatt and Katherine Westwood, I really love it! To me, it is such a clever way of bringing out the beauty of many superfoods like quinoa, spinach, edamame and sweet potatoes and transform them all into one real good food... so good that I would say just this vegetarian salad itself can be a fulfilling summer lunch or dinner.
I really like this salad. Do you?