- 1 bunch red radish, trimmed
- 1 large carrot, peeled
- 1/3 cup (80ml) fresh orange juice (about 1 orange)
- 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
- Salt & freshly ground pepper
- 2 teaspoons poppy seeds
- 1/4 cup fresh continental parsley leaves
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves
- 1/3 cup (65g) raisins
- 100g goat's cheese, crumbled
- Step 1Thinly slice the radish. Cut the carrot in half crossways then cut each half into thin matchsticks.
- Step 2Combine the orange juice and extra virgin olive oil. Season with salt and pepper.
- Step 3Place the radish, carrot, poppy seeds and dressing in a bowl and mix until well combined. Add the parsley and mint leaves. Toss gently to combine.
- Step 4Transfer to a large salad bowl. Scatter the raisins and goat’s cheese over the salad. Drizzle over any dressing remaining in the bowl. Season with freshly ground pepper. Serve this salad as a light meal or as an accompaniment to prawns, lamb or beef.
- Low carb
- Low kilojoule
- Low sodium
- Lower gi
Variation: Replace the poppy seeds with sesame seeds and the parsley with coriander.
Carrot: A source of carotenes which may prevent damage to the eyes by ultra-violet light. Studies also show that people who eat carrots regularly have a reduced risk of certain cancers.
Poppy seeds: Poppy seeds come from the opium poppy, but once mature, they lose their narcotic properties.
Raisins: The dried fruit of vitamin and antioxidant rich grapes, raisins are an excellent snack food.
- Author: Gemma Purcell
- Image credit: Louise Lister
- Publication: Fresh Living