Bitter Lettuce (arugula, radicchio, kale, chard) – about 3 to 4 handfuls
Fennel Bulb – ½ sliced, core removed
Hothouse Cucumber (seedless) – 2” section sliced with skin on
Radishes – 4-6 sliced
Pomegranate Seeds (from 1/2 fruit)
Pink Grapefruit – peeled, core removed and sliced thin
Walnuts – ¾ cup (raw, unsalted)
Lemon Poppy Seed Dressing:
Lemon Juice (from ½ lemon)
Dijon Mustard (1 tablespoon)
Poppy Seeds (2-3 tablespoons)
In a large salad bowl, toss bitter lettuce, fennel, cucumber and radishes. Add pomegranate seeds, pink grapefruit and walnuts on top.
To make dressing, whisk together a few tablespoons of high quality olive oil, juice from lemon, mustard, poppy seeds, pepper & salt to taste.
Pour dressing on salad and serve.
David H. Rahm, M.D. is the founder and medical director of The Wellness Center, a medical clinic located in Long Beach, CA. Dr. Rahm is also president and medical director of VitaMedica. Dr. Rahm is one of a select group of conventional medical doctors who have education and expertise in functional medicine and nutritional science. Over the past 20 years, Dr. Rahm has published articles in the plastic surgery literature and educated physicians about the importance of good peri-operative nutrition.