Radish Avocado Salad with Chia Tahini Dressing
I’m always looking for quick, easy salads that I can just chop up and whip together and this is one of them. But lately I’ve been reading about the MANY benefits of radishes and wanted to incorporate them into something yummy and thus this recipe was born. I get it, radishes aren’t the tastiest of all veggies out there, but combined with a killer dressing or dip, you’re getting a delicious treat with SOOOOOOO many benefits! So let’s talk radishes! First of all, they’re kind of pretty to look at and the health benefits are unbelievable……Radishes are a serious Super Hero Food that come in a little package. Researchers at India’s Jawaharlal Nehru Technological University found that radishes induce apoptosis – meaning they kill cancer cells. Compounds called isothiocyanates and anthocyanins are found in abundance in radishes and have been proven effective in the fight against cancer in several studies. If you have chronic bronchial flare-ups, sinus infections or asthma, radishes can act as a natural decongestant. They’ve been shown to lower cholesterol, manage diabetes and regulate blood pressure and blood sugar levels. The water and fiber content make radishes surprisingly filling, and the lack of calories (19 calories per cup!) puts them at the top of the “best diet” foods. The surprising number of nutrients found in these small vegetables means you aren’t skimping on nutrition while cutting back on fats, sugars and carbs. So, let’s eat this Super Hero food, like now! Here is a quick and delicious recipe to whip up for lunch or even for a dinner party! Now this is what I call a truly Super Food, Super Hero Salad!
- 2 cup radishes, diced
- 1 cup red pepper, diced
- large handful of black olives
- large handful of coriander, chopped
- 1 small avocado, diced
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1 spring onion, chopped
- 2 tbsp tahini
- 1/2 tbsp cumin seeds
- juice of 1 lemon
- 1 tbsp fresh parsley
- 1/2 tsp tamari
- 1 tbsp agave or honey
- pinch of himalayan sea salt
- pinch of chill powder
- fresh coriander and spring onions for garnish
- 2 tbsp chia seeds
- In a large pretty bowl add all the ingredients for the salad.
- Blend all the dressing ingredients in a food processor until smooth. The dressing will be quite thick but when you mix it through the salad it will become thinner.
- Toss until well combined and garnish with the coriander and spring onion. Enjoy!