It's spring and radishes are in season! Although radishes are not found in tons of recipes, they have many more things going for them than most people think. Other than providing the perfect amount of crisp and flavor to a salad, radishes are surprisingly nutritious. Radishes contain a high number of vitamins, including vitamin C, folic acid, B6, K and riboflavin. One cup of radishes contains 30% of your recommended daily Vitamin C allowance. They also contain a high amount of minerals, such as calcium, zinc, potassium and magnesium. Radishes are very low on the calorie front- one cup of sliced radishes has only about 19 calories in it. Not only that, but radishes have a high water content, making you feel more satiated.

So try out this radish recipe for a light but satisfying salad.

Radish and Avocado Butter Lettuce Salad

Servings: 4

  • 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
  • 1 shallot, minced
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

  • 2 small heads of butter lettuce, torn
  • 10 French breakfast or round red radishes, sliced
  • 2 tablespoons dill, chopped
  • 1 avocado, peeled, pitted and sliced

  1. Whisk together the dressing in a bowl -vinegar, mustard, shallot, oil and pepper.
  2. Toss the lettuce and radishes together with the dressing. Top with avocado slices and sprinkled dill, and serve.

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