Hemp seed is a true superfood that serves as an excellent source of plant protein with nine essential amino acids. Filled with minerals and essential fatty acids, it helps boost the immune system, decrease bad cholesterol, feed the brain, and favour optimal cardiovascular health.
In celebration of salad season finally (almost) being upon us, we wanted to share one of our favourite ways to enjoy hemp seed – in a salad! Here’s our take on the Speedy Summer Hemp Power Salad from oh she glows.
1 cup frozen edamame (thawed & drained)
1 large tomato, chopped
2 green onions, chopped
½ English cucumber
1 yellow pepper, seeded and chopped
½ large avocado (reserve other half for dressing)
1 tbsp minced fresh flat-leaf parsley
3 tbsp hemp seed
½ large avocado
1 garlic clove
2 tbsp fresh lemon juice
3 tbsp water
1 tbsp hemp seed
¼ tsp fine grain kosher salt
Combine all salad ingredients in a large bowl and set aside (except for hemp seed).
Add dressing ingredients to a small food processor and blend till smooth.
Pour dressing over salad, add hemp seed and toss to evenly coat.
Serve immediately with a little extra hemp seed sprinkled on top.