Wednesday, January 9, 2013

"Watermelon" Radish Salad

One look a this beautiful salad and you'll know why it's called the Watermelon Radish Salad. These radishes are simply stunning. I'm always amazed when I see such brilliant colors occurring naturally in food. Makes me wonder why we need all those "red dye #6's."

This is a delicious little salad. Quite simple and visually appealing for so little effort. I had leftover dressing and radish, so I made a little snack out of it the next day, just dipping the veggies straight into my little cup of dressing. Yum!

Serves: 4

1 beauty heart radish
2 tbsp tahini
1 tsp ground mustard
3 tsp rice vinegar
pinch of sugar
black sesame seeds
4 cups green leaf lettuce, chopped

1. Using a vegetable peeler, peel off a very thin outer layer of the radish. Slice in half down the middle.

2. Use a mandoline (if you have one) to slice very thin pieces of the radish. A knife will work, but a mandoline makes it oh so much easier.

3. Mix the tahini, mustard, vinegar and sugar in a small container with a lid. Shake vigorously to mix.

4. Arrange the radishes on a bed of lettuce. Drizzle with dressing and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Enjoy!

Bon Appetit!
The Food Whore

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