This salad offers an excellent way to enjoy the seasonal benefits of summer when fresh and local daikon radish and apples are available. It provides an excellent way to incorporate daikon radish into your diet, in a juicy blend of slightly sweet, tart and pungent flavors.

This salad can be enjoyed all on its own as a highly cleansing, light summer meal or snack, or it can be used as a side dish. It is rich in a wide spectrum of vitamin and mineral micronutrients, and health enhancing phytonutrients and antioxidants. It is an excellent source of fiber, is naturally low in sodium and virtually fat-free. It is also super quick and easy to put together.

Characteristics

TYPE: Salad, Snack, Appetizer
PREPARATION: < 15 mins
SERVINGS: makes a large bowl of salad to share among several portions

  • Raw
  • 100% Plant-Based (Vegan)
  • Grain-free
  • Gluten-free
  • Wheat-free
  • Soy-free
  • Corn-free
  • Peanut-free
  • Nut-free
  • Refined Sugar-free

Goodies Needed

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 Daikon Radish (organic; medium size)
  • 2 Apples (organic; your choice of variety)
  • 2 Lemons (or limes), juiced (organic)
  • 2 tsp (or more) Cinnamon (organic)
  • 1/2 tsp (to taste) Unrefined Sea Salt or Himalayan Salt

TOOLS:

  • Spiralizer
  • Cutting Board
  • Utensils
  • Large Salad Bowl

Preparation Steps

  1. Wash your apples and radish.
  2. Trim the ends of the radish, peel if necessary, and put it through a disc/blade of your choice of your spiralizer. Transfer to the salad bowl.
  3. Put the apples through your spiralizer. Transfer to your salad bowl.
  4. Wash the lemons (or limes), roll around on a flat surface to help release the juices and cut in half. Using a lemon reamer or similar citrus-juicing tool, squeeze the juice completely into a small bowl or cup. Remove any seeds and pour the juice over the apples and radish into the salad bowl.
  5. Sprinkle the cinnamon and salt over the salad and mix everything thoroughly together.
  6. Serve fresh, or store in a sealed container in the refrigerator for up to 2 days.

Tips

  • You can easily play with your apple to radish ratio and use more apples, especially if making this salad for kids.
  • You can choose any variety of apples to use that you would enjoy and alternate different ones for different flavor combinations. Green Granny Smith apples are particularly great for a more tart salad, where as a sweet variety is better for a sweeter version.
  • You can use lemons or limes to dress the salad, though I personally recommend lemons, as limes can add some bitter tones to it. You can also consider raw apple cider vinegar.
  • You can omit the cinnamon and/or add any other herbs or spices that you feel would go well with this salad and that you would enjoy.

Meal Nutritional Benefits

Daikon Radish

  • provides healthy carbohydrates, protein, and is virtually fat-free
  • provides phytonutrients, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • provides antiviral, antibacterial and expectorant properties
  • a source of vitamins, especially vitamin C, folate and most B vitamins
  • a source of minerals, especially potassium, copper, magnesium and calcium
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing and prevention
  • supports cleansing and detoxification
  • supports digestive, immune, respiratory and cardiovascular health
  • helps maintain healthy blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and elimination
  • helps protect against and support healing of cancer
  • for more info, see the daikon radish overview on Organic Facts

Apple

  • provides healthy carbohydrates, some protein, and is virtually fat-free
  • provides phytonutrients, antioxidants and anti-inflammatory benefits
  • a source of vitamins, especially vitamin C and most B vitamins
  • a source of some minerals, especially potassium
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing and prevention
  • supports digestive, immune, and cardiovascular health
  • helps maintain healthy blood sugar, blood pressure, cholesterol, and elimination
  • helps protect against and support healing of cancer
  • for more info, see the apple overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Lemon

  • highly alkalizing, cleansing and detoxifying, with antibiotic properties
  • provides vitamins, minerals, phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • especially rich source of vitamin C
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • helps protect against cardiovascular disease, cancer, diabetes, infections and other lifestyle diseases
  • for more information, visit the lemon detailed overview from World’s Healthiest Foods

Cinnamon

  • an outstanding source of phytonutrients and antioxidants
  • anti-inflammatory and antimicrobial properties
  • provides vitamins, including vitamin K, E, A, C, and some B vitamins
  • provides minerals, especially manganese, calcium, and iron
  • supports optimal health, energy, weight, healing and prevention
  • supports optimal digestive and immune health
  • helps maintain healthy blood pressure, blood sugar, and cholesterol levels
  • for more info, see the cinnamon overview on World’s Healthiest Foods

Unrefined Salt

  • unrefined sea salt unrefined Himalayan salt
  • naturally alkalizing
  • a source of over 80 essential and trace minerals
  • supports optimal blood pressure, heart and nervous system health
  • supports optimal health, weight, healing, and prevention
  • for more info, refer to unrefined salt on Green Med Info
  • Health Tip: avoid all forms of refined, white salt and processed foods made with it