Radish Greens and Clementine Salad

Radish Greens and Clementine Salad

If you’re looking for a crisp, refreshing salad to serve, grab a bunch of radishes and start chopping away. Radishes are usually sold with their greens still attached – have you ever tried eating these greens? They’re delicious! They have a slightly peppery flavor and pair well with a bit of fruit or some fruit-infused balsamic vinegar. If you pick up a bunch of spring radishes, you pretty much have a salad in your grocery basket. It just needs to be washed and chopped. Ingredients Salad 1 bunch radish greens 2 clementines, peeled and separated into segments 2-4 radishes, sliced into matchsticks Vinaigrette 1 Tbsp lemon infused olive oil 1 1/2 tsp strawberry infused balsamic vinegar 1/2 tsp chives, green onions or shallots, minced 1 pinch sea salt Directions 1. Trim radish greens, wash and spin dry. Peel clementines and separate into segments. Wash the radishes and slice into matchsticks.  2. Combine radish greens, clementine segments and radishes. 3. Whisk together ingredients for the vinaigrette. If you don’t have an infused olive oil to use, you can add a tsp or so of lemon juice. Pour over your salad and enjoy! Soundtrack: Laura by Scissor Sisters...
Radish Canapés with Horseradish Creme

Radish Canapés with Horseradish Creme

Looking for something fancy and seemingly decadent to serve? I whipped up these elegant canapés for an Academy Awards Party on Sunday. The cucumber and radish slices are wonderfully crunchy and refreshing and the creme is brightly flavored and tastes decadent. None of your guests will even notice they’re eating their veggies. Ha! The veggie ninja strikes again. Ingredients Canape Base 1 bunch radishes, washed, trimmed and thinly sliced 1 cucumber, thinly sliced Sprinkling of sea salt Sprinkling of ground black peppercorns Creme 1/3 c raw cashews, soaked overnight, soaking liquid reserved 2-3 tsp lemon juice, fresh squeezed 1 tsp white miso, or nutritional yeast 2-3 tsp horseradish mustard 1 dash sea salt Garnish Chives, minced. Or several wee dill sprigs (check out my photo on Instagram to see these cuties!) Or several wee parsley sprigs Directions 1. Place all ingredients for Horseradish Creme in a blender or Vitamix. Blend until smooth. You may have to add a bit more of the cashew soaking liquid to get a smooth texture. Adjust seasonings to taste. You can always add fresh horseradish if you love it really spicy. Add more miso for a cheesier flavor, add more lemon juice to brighten it up, or add more mustard if you just love mustard. Like me, I love mustard. 2. Thinly slice the radishes into rounds. Slice the cucumber into rounds also – slightly thicker than the radishes. Place the cucumber slices on a plate and sprinkle with salt and freshly ground black pepper. I ground these Tasmanian Black Peppercorns from Savory Spice Shop onto my cucumber slices. These peppercorns add a lovely...