I love a salad made from seasonal fruit, vegetables & herbs. Summer plums, radish, and red onion pair beautifully in this salad. The olive oil mellows the sharp flavour of the radishes and plums. Just one mouthful will give you the most wonderful sensory experience. You'll keep coming back for more.
Serves 2 (with salad leftover for the next day)
- 2 plums, finely sliced
- 6 radishes, finely sliced
- 1/2 red onion, finely sliced
- 1 cup of herbs (I had purslane, coriander flowers, spearmint leaves and dill)
- 4 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- 1 lime, juiced
- season with natural salt & freshly cracked pepper
Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, dress, and season. Enjoy!
Served with Smoky, Hot Grilled Lamb Chops
- 4 lamb chops
- 1/2 teaspoon flaked hickory salt (you can use any natural salt but the smokiness from the hickory is delicious with the sweet, tangy, tart aromas of the salad)
- 1 stalk of fresh rosemary (you can use dry)
- 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil (the fruitier the better for this salad)
- freshly cracked pepper
- my Mexican Herb & Spice Blend (I promise it is coming back for those that keep asking for it)
Place the chops, oil and salt, herbs & pepper in a baking tray. Grill until golden brown.
Extra: Summer fruit & vegetable aroma, nutritional benefits & food pairings
Plums are tart & sweet, depending on their ripeness. They are rich in fibre, betacarotene, manganese, vitamins C and K, and potassium. They pair well with almonds, hazelnut, cinnamon, citrus, black pepper, honey, vanilla, rocket, ginger, goat’s cheese, yoghurt, berries, other stone fruits, chicken, pork, prosciutto, and duck.
Radishes are spicy, sweet & zesty. They are rich in vitamins B2, B3, B6 and K, folate, potassium, copper, calcium, manganese, zinc, and fibre. They pair well with peas, snow peas, beans, celery, potato, nectarine, peach, fig, eggs, fish &seafood, chicken, mint, parsley, coriander, and citrus.
Red onions are pungent, sharp, sweet, acidic depending on the variety and colour. They are rich in prebiotic fibre, vitamins C and B6, manganese, sulfur and quercetin. They pair well with garlic, leeks, potato, tomato, beef, lamb, chicken, fish & seafood, pear, pineapple, peach, nectarine, plum, choko, carrot, squash, celery, zucchini, rosemary, thyme, citrus, cinnamon, and ginger.
This is another summer recipe from my 21 Day Summer Cleanse & Health Reset. Follow us at @21.day.seasonal.cleanse the platform I created to keep you informed on the benefits of seasonal cleansing and prepare you for the next season/round.