It’s spring time! I couldn’t wait any longer!
Goodbye cold weather and grey skies! I just came home from work and the restaurants are filled with people enjoying dinner and drinks outside. This is fantastic!
This time of the year, when the markets start to fill with glowing green and colorful produce it’s time for fresh and crisp salads.
For me radishes, are some of THE most refreshing vegetables and I love their strong taste. For this minimal spring salad I combined white radish (Daikon), which has a rather sharp taste, with the milder red radish. A simple dressing and you’re all set. I am always looking for simple salad ideas where you just need a few ingredients that go together very well. I have seen some pretty inspiring photos on Pinterest yesterday.
For the salad (2 servings):
- 1/2 head of lettuce
- 1 cup white radish, sliced with a mandolin slicer
- 8 red radishes, sliced
- Sesame seeds
For the dressing:
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar
- 1 tablespoon water
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 teaspoon maple syrup
- dash of freshly-squeezed lemon juice
- A pinch of salt and pepper