Tomato salad for healthier skin

Did you know that foods rich in lycopene help to increase your natural SPF? Watermelon, tomatoes, guavas, papaya, and red peppers are all great choices.

Try this lycopene-rich recipe:

Tomato Salad with Parsley Mint Pesto

Salad ingredients

  • 1 pint of red grape tomatoes, washed (organic if possible)
  • 2 yellow peppers, washed (organic if possible)
  • 2 cups of carrots (organic if possible)

Pesto ingredients

  • 1 bunch of parsley or about 1 cup, washed
  • 1 bunch of mint or about 1 cup, washed
  • 3 cloves of garlic
  • ½ cup olive oil
  • 1 tbsp Dijon mustard
  • Pinch of salt and black pepper

Directions

  1. Slice 1 pint of red grape tomatoes in half.
  2. Dice yellow peppers and chop carrots.
  3. Toss in a large bowl.
  4. Combine ingredients for pesto into a food processor or high speed blender. Serve over tomato salad for a colorful and delicious cancer fighting meal.
  5. **Add cannellini beans into the salad for protein to make it a complete meal!
Hillary Sachs, MS, RD, CSO, CDN

Hillary is a Registered Dietitian and Board Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition (CSO). She received her BS in Nutritional Sciences at Cornell University and MS in Clinical Nutrition at New York University, and completed her dietetic internship at the James J. Peters Bronx VA Medical Center. Hillary works as an outpatient dietitian at the North Shore-LIJ’s Cancer Institute, where she counsels patients and their families before, during and after cancer treatment. Additionally, Hillary counsels clients on nutrition through her private practice, Recipe for Health, L.L.C., and has been invited to present at several nutrition-related events including the Breast Cancer Update Symposium at North Shore-LIJ (2013) and Adelphi University’s Farm to Table lecture (2014). Hillary strives to translate the science behind health, nutrition and prevention into practical and easy-to-follow recommendations.

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