Published on March 6th, 2022 | by Catherine Tingey0
Sesame Radish Salad
Sesame Radish Salad
I absolutely love this salad!
I make it whenever I am going to have a heavy meal (as an accompaniment to the protein and fat), or on days when I’m eating lighter.
Radishes are astounding little detoxification tubers.
Even if you think you don’t like them, you will enjoy this recipe!
Radishes purify the blood, clear phlegm and mucous and reduce inflammation.
Friends of the liver and the stomach, they boost detoxification and digestion.
Facilitators of intestinal transit – yup, POOPING – they help rid the body of waste and are assistors of weight loss.
*This recipe can also be made with an Asian radish, Daikon, which has all the same health benefits as mentioned but is a little more supercharged. In the Chinese medicine view, radish clears damp heat. Daikon radishes can be found at some grocery stores and all Asian markets.
If possible, buy radishes with healthy greens attached to them, organic if available.
Pinch off the tiny white tail, wash and slice thinly in a mandoline with glove.
I love this OXO Simple Mandoline because it’s functional, not expensive and can do so many things — potato chips, kolrabi matchsticks, apple chips– the list is endless!
Note, if this is the first time using a mandoline slicer, be careful. Even the metal-ish kitchen gloves recommended with a mandoline purchase will slice open if in contact with the blade. I learned the hard way.
Using a mandoline is one of those meditative kitchen tasks meant to be done with attention.
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SESAME RADISH SALAD
Makes 2 servings
1 bunch red radishes with tops
1 lime juiced
1 TSP sugar
Sprinkle of salt
Splash of sesame oil (Kadoya brand)
Small handful chopped cilantro
If your radishes still have the greens on them, use those as handles and slice at 1/16″ in a Mandoline.
Add lime juice
Sprinkle with 1 tsp sugar, sprinkle of salt and a dash of sesame oil
Add cilantro, mix well
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