Wonderful Watermelon Radish Salad

PREP TIME: 15 MINUTES     SERVES: 2

I always like to try different veggies and fruits that I am unfamiliar with and so when I cut into this beauty a few years ago, I was amazed by its vivid colour. Then I found out that it had special qualities to boot (see below).  So I created this very easy salad which allows the vivacious colour to shine through. 

NUTRITIONAL BITES

Known for its antioxidant qualities that help prevent infections such as the common cold and flu, Watermelon Radish miraculously appears in the Spring and Fall, just when we need it

Hemp Seeds provides Omega-3 and Omega-6 fatty acids, critical for heart and brain function and in removing cholesterol from the blood

INGREDIENTS

1 medium watermelon radish (cream & green skin with a burst of purple inside), peeled
1 medium carrot, scraped
¼ cup raisins or sultanas
1 tablespoon of hemp seeds
Large sprig of mint, finely chopped

DRESSING
1 tbsp organic unrefined olive oil
1 tbsp unrefined toasted sesame oil
2 tsp lemon juice
Himalayan for Celtic salt and ground black pepper 

LET'S COOK!

  1. Grate up the watermelon radish and carrot (or you can use a mandolin and cut into long thin strips) and place in a small serving bowl with the raisins
  2. Mix together the olive and sesame oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Pour over the raw veggies, add the hemp seeds and mint and mix together thoroughly to allow the flavors to infuse.