Blood Orange Salad with Young Basil and Microgreens
Blood oranges are like the sunset to me! The colors go from bright orange, to reddish orange and then to a super dark red color…sometimes all in the same orange! The dark flesh color is due to the presence of anthocyanins, a family of polyphenol pigments, usually uncommon in citrus fruits. Anthocyanins are anti-inflammatory and help prevent cancer, bacterial infections, diabetes and reduce the risk of heart disease.
This not only is a super healthy age defying salad with the addition of sprouts (here we used broccoli sprouts), it is so easy and quick to make! Both delicious and refreshing– a perfect summer party salad, for sure; one you’ll crave again and again!