Thursday, February 18, 2010

Mooli (daikon), Radish & Carrot Winter Salad

Winter always has me craving for  Mooli- (Mooli ka Paratha mostly). So I found this recipe online decided to try it out on my aunt and uncle in Alfred. Check out the photo below of Alfred as of this morning. Brrr.
Well back to moolis and radishes- they are low calorie food (anybody calorie counting), full of water so they make you very full, very soon and are high in vitamin C. Everyone knows that carrots are good for your eyes. 

This is a very rustic beautiful salad.

A bunch of radish
1 root of Mooli (daikon)
Handful of baby carrots
Any medley of radish roots
5 cloves of garlic
1/8 cup Extra Virgin Olive Oil
1 lemon
1 tangerine
Salt to taste
1 tbsp of chili flakes (less or more according to taste)
Handful of crumbled Feta
some fresh Parmesan cheese grated for the finish
Slivers of fresh basil

Give the radishes, moolis and carrots a rough chop.

Heat the Olive oil in a pan. Throw in the chili flakes and 4 cloves of chopped garlic.
Gently grind the remaining single clove of garlic and salt in a mortar and pestle. Grinding the garlic infuses its juices in the dressing.

Gently scoop the garlic and chili flakes from the heated oil and add to the pestle. Grate in some lemon zest and continue to slowly mix in the pestle.

Add the juice of one lemon and tangerine (carefully deseed before you squeeze in). Use a fork to gently mash the dressing.

Add the remainder oil.

Toss the dressing in the radishes, mooli and carrots.

Add the crumbled feta and Parmesan.

Dress with slivers of basil.

 Radish Roots on FoodistaRadish Roots

The view through the kitchen window in Alfred, NY. Like a postcard! Yes that is deer in the backyard.

1 comment:

  1. i can smell the garlic and chilli frying in the oil as i look at the pics!!! this looka ammmmayyyzinng!! the feta is a great addition!! i'm making this tomorrow!!mmmm...