You ain't a fan of radishes! Make this sweet radish salad with fresh coconut and you'll love the radishes. It's simple and easy to make. Your immune booster radish salad...
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Are radishes your veggies to go for when you think of making salads? Make this sweet radish salad with fresh coconut and you'll appreciate radishes even better.
Radishes are often underlooked as vegetables, their spicy flavor might keep you off, but this radish salad with grapes will make you appreciate them even better.
Fresh radishes are crunchy, piquant, and juicy. They marry very well with green grapes that are not overly sugared, and the crunchy sweet bell peppers counteract that spicy flavor of radishes adding to that the flavor of fresh coconut.
This radish salad is all about freshness and texture! It's a perfect salad for summer because almost all the ingredients contain a lot of water to keep you hydrated.
Serve this radish salad with grapes as an appetizer to open up your digestive enzymes. A make-ahead radish salad for your picnics or lunch because it holds well for a few days.
Please note I am using french breakfast radish in this recipe, but you can substitute with other radishes.
Health benefits of this radish salad?
Benefits of radishes
- Radishes contain some dietary fiber, carbohydrates, proteins, and even some fat.
- They are a good source of vitamin B1, B2, B3, B5, B6, B9, and C.
- They have minerals such as calcium, iron, magnesium, manganese zinc, potassium, and phosphorous.
- Radishes have been identified for their role in healing diabetes as they reduce the accumulation of free radicals and they reduce the glucose intake, also, they've anti-cancer properties.
- You'll benefit from the radish high fiber content which is beneficial for your digestion, this will regulate your bowels and also feed the bacterias in your gut
- If you are on weight loss or management, please do welcome radishes in your menus as they're low in calories.
Benefits of grapes
Grapes add sweetness in this radish salad. You'll appreciate their tenderness as their sugar burst in your mouth.
You should, if possible include grapes in your diet as they confer various health benefits.
- They're a good source of Vitamin K and C and a moderate amount of vitamin B6, B2, and B1
- They'll provide you with copper, potassium, manganese, and iron.
- They're loaded with antioxidant and they're anti-inflammatory
- You definitely want to live a bit longer and younger, don't you? Then eat grapes! Resveratrol in grapes may increase longevity.
- Since they're low in the Glycemic Index, grapes are said to maintain blood sugar balance in your body. This makes them also good for snacking if you want to lose weight.
Benefits of bell peppers (Capsicum Annuum)
- They're almost composed of water and a little amount of dietary fiber.
- Low in calories and a very good source of vitamin C, bell peppers are sweet especially those that are red and orange.
- The colored bell peppers are rich in carotenoid, hence they're rich in vitamin A. You'll get a good amount of vitamin B6 and many other vitamins like E, K, B1, and B2.
- Since bell peppers are loaded with antioxidants, they'll help you boost your immune system.
Benefits of fresh coconut
If you want to appreciate coconut, start with its "meat", it has a very nice flavor.
- Fresh coconut will provide you with proteins, it has 17 amino acids.
- Furthermore, coconut is rich in healthy fat, most of which are medium-chain triglycerides and are absorbed directly in your small intestines instead of being stocked in your body.
- Coconut is high in Manganese, Copper, Selenium, Iron, and Zinc.
- Coconut meat is a source of dietary fiber which will feed your gut microbiome.
- The fat in coconut helps in reducing the bad cholesterol thus reducing the risk of heart disease
You can get already prepared fresh coconut in your grocery shop, check them in the fridge where they have prepared fresh fruits.
To get very thin slices of both radishes and coconut, you can use either a mandoline or a vegetable peeler.
Here we go, I hope you will enjoy this sweet radish salad with fresh coconut, it's full of healing phytonutrients to support your body.
Let me know what you think about it in the comments below. Thank you for sharing this recipe.
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Make this sweet radish salad with fresh coconut
- A vegetable peeler
- 10 french breakfast radishes
- 1 A handful of seedless green grapes
- ½ yellow bell pepper (seeds removed)
- ½ red bell pepper (seeds removed)
- 1 piece of fresh coconut meat (not so big)
- chive or herbs of your choice
- ½ lemon
- 1 teaspoon apple cider vinegar
- 2 tablespoon cold-pressed oil
- salt and pepper
- Clean all your veggies and fruits
- Using a vegetable peeler, slice thinly the radishes and coconut meat
- Dice the bell peppers into small cubes
- Using a sharp knife slice the grapes
- Chop the herbs
- Put all the veggies and fruits in a salad bowl
- Squeeze the lemon all over
- Mix the vinegar, oil, salt, and pepper in a small jar, shake to mix
- Pour the vinaigrette over the radishes
- Sprinkle with salt and black pepper
- Mix everything gently then serve this salad as an appetizer.
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- You can use any spring/summer radishes
- Using the vegetable peeler, peel off the coconut skin if it hasn't been removed. You can also enjoy the coconut with its skin
- If you can't get seedless grapes, you can use regular grapes, only you'll have an extra job to remove the seeds.
- This salad can be stored in a fridge for up to 3 days, but it'll lose vitamin C with storage.