Since I found my raw Kelp flakes, I have been trying to find new fun ways to use them. (without going overboard! They are quite high in iodine!) And this time, I thought I'd spice up my Radish Salad a little more! Last time, I was going for quick and simple - so I just quartered my radishes and sliced the cucumber.
But, I am trying to work a little more with presentation - since that can be quite an important part of enjoying food! So, I actually ran my cucumber through my spiral slicer so I had cuke noodles :)
Then I did thin slicing of my radish. Top it all off with a dressing of olive oil, lemon, and kelp - and a scattering of Pine nuts for fun :) Then I added a few bits of Vitamin K-packed watercress for a little peppery kick! While watercress can be a flavor that takes some getting used to, it is something worth trying. One little handful of 10 springs will provide over 75% of your RDA for Vitamin K! It also has a good amount of Vitamins A and C, and a wide variety of minerals.
It still seems to be lacking a little something in the cold weather, but I think this is a wonderfully refreshing dish for when things start heating up again! But, I'll keep playing with it, and seeing how to tweak it just right!
|Happy little watercress sprigs waving Hello!|
(Yes, little springs... say hello to my digestive tract!)
So, like I did with my salad, I hope you'll continue to experiment and play with healthy tweaks to recipes. Keep playing, and you'll find a keeper eventually!
Watercress waves and Spiral Smiles!