1st Course – Roast Radish & Avocado Salad – Dee’s Veggie Valentine’s Menu

9 Feb

If you have never char-grilled or roast radishes before, you are in for a treat.  The outer skin of the radish caramelises and gives a lovely smoky flavour.  Lots of lovely vitamin E from the avocado will make sure your skin will glow with love!

Ingredients:- Serves 2

Small bag of radishes – cut in half and trim off ends

1 avocado

4 handfuls of greens (can be baby spinach or a bag of mixed peppery greens like rocket)

For Dressing:- 2 tablespoons lemon juice

4 tablespoons olive oil

2 tablespoons honey (or Agave Nectar if vegan)

2 teaspoons Dijon mustard

Salt and Pepper

Method:-

Sprinkle sea salt and oil all over the radishes.  Heat a cast iron pan (if you have one)  medium to high.  Things always char better in cast iron! But any other pan will do.  Toss the radishes in the pan for about 3 mins each side, you want them nice and brown and even a few blackened parts will add more flavour.  Think of the mini padron peppers you get in Spain and you are on the right track : )

Place the leaves on a plate, and slice the avocado or scoop out the flesh and toss with the leaves.  Make the dressing by whisking the lemon juice, honey oil and mustard together, season with salt and pepper.  Place the radishes on the greens and toss the dressing over.  Serve immediately.

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