Scrumptious Vegan Salad, Fights Climate Crisis

06/23/2017 06:52 pm ET Updated Jun 24, 2017

On Wednesday, I joined animal activist, vegan and broadcaster Jane Velez Mitchell in her Marina Del Ray, Calif., kitchen.

I created one of my favorite organic vegan salads live on her show #LunchBreakLive. It took 10 minutes to make this healthy plant-based feast.

Prepping vegetables and herbs for #LunchBreakLive show.
Photo credit: Lisa Karlan
Prepping vegetables and herbs for #LunchBreakLive show.

Recipe: Dr Reese Halter’s Sensational Summer Salad with Red Lentils, Herbs & Seeds

· ½ cup red lentils, ¼ cup water, dash pink salt, boil 3 minutes, do not drain

· 1 medium red apple (skin on), chopped finely

· 1 celery stalk, chopped

· 1 radish, chopped finely

· Fresh ginger, 1 inch, finely chopped (skin on)

· ½ jalapeno, chopped finely

· Fresh turmeric, 1 inch, finely chopped (skin on)

· 1 green onion, chopped in its entirety

· 4 oz, fresh arugula, chopped

· ½ oz, bean sprouts

· 3 oz, fresh basil, chopped

· 2 oz, fresh cilantro, chopped

· 2 oz, fresh mint, chopped

· ¼ cucumber, sliced & halved

· 3 cherry tomatoes, halved

· 8 French beans (steamed 2 min & drained)

· 1 purple carrot, sliced

· 1 sweet red onion slice, chopped finely

· 1 Tbsp chia seeds

· 1 Tbsp hemp seeds

· 1 Tbsp flax seeds

· 1 Tbsp sesame seeds

· 2 Tbsp pumpkin seeds

· 3 Brazil nuts, finely diced

Dressing:

· 1 lemon, freshly squeezed

· Organic first cold pressed olive oil, a drizzle

Adding zesty lemon juice makes this salad a winner.
Photo credit: Lisa Karlan
Adding zesty lemon juice makes this salad a winner.

Directions:

1. Place ingredients in a large bowl, add dressing & gently toss

2. Enjoy!

A nutritious plant-based meal made with tender loving care.
Photo credit: Lisa Karlan
A nutritious plant-based meal made with tender loving care.

Each year, almost 2.5 billion people suffer through deadly heatwaves and it’s predicted to get far worse by mid-century as the world burns more subsidized fossil fuels. A scorching heatwave in the American southwest grounded planes on Tuesday at Phoenix Sky Harbor International Airport. The tarmacs are not long enough when air temperature exceeds 118F for jets to take off. This life-threatening heatwave was so hot it caused meteorologists to add magenta, a new heat color, to the weather map.

Magenta represents rare, dangerous, and very possibly deadly heat.
Photo credit: ecowatch.com
Magenta represents rare, dangerous, and very possibly deadly heat.

The single biggest thing that each of us can do right now to fight the climate crisis is switch to a plant-based diet. It’s healthy, water-smart, easy and compassionate. Each year, animal agriculture contributes at least 18 percent of the climate-altering green house gases, and that’s more than the entire transportation sector globally.

#Resist

Earth Doctor Reese Halter’s upcoming book is “Save Nature Now.”

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