One of the privileges of shopping at a farmer’s market is the absolute luxury of selecting the absolute best possible ingredients. When working with said ingredients the biggest challenge can be not messing it up. Such was the case today when I picked up some really awesome radishes and carrots.
A giant key to ‘not’ messing it up is to keep it simple. This is a very simple recipe that you can modify a lot but will be best when you do the least to it. It was a great midday snack:
The key for this salad to be fantastic is using the freshest of ingredients. It has a little heat from the radish, sweetness for carrots and honey and acidity from vinegar. It’s full of texture (and CRUNCH) and was very filling.
Ingredients (for a snack for 1 person – scales effortlessly)
- 2-3 small carrots cut into thin discs
- 4-5 small radishes (about the same amount of weight as the carrots) cut into thing discs
- Small handful of peanuts (about 0.25-0.5 the volume of carrots you used). I used uncooked, unsalted peanuts.
- 0.5-1 teaspoons of vegetable or olive oil (I used a local GMO-free Soya oil)
- 0.25-0.5 teaspoons of vinegar (fruit and/or wine vinegar is ideal – I used a blueberry Wine vinegar that was great)
- 0.25-0.5 teaspoons of honey
- Fresh coriander or other herb to taste
- Coarse salt and pepper to taste
- Combine ingredients (other than the salt and pepper).
- Allow it to rest for 5-15 minutes.
- Season with salt and pepper. Stir.
- Serve immediately.