This quick and easy radish olive salad tastes bright and fresh, and is a nice spring side dish or salad topper.
Ingredient Benefit Spotlight
Radishes are high in water content, making them filling; They are only about 1 calorie each; and they contain flavonoids, plant chemicals believed to play a role in weight loss and maintaining a healthy weight, according to a Harvard study published in BMJ. They are also part of the cruciferous vegetable family, which are noted for aiding the body’s natural detox processed and contain compounds like glucosinolates and indole-3-carbinol, which have been shown to ward off cancer. (1)
Lemon is a refreshing source of Vitamin C and phytochemicals called limonoids, which are concentrated heavily in the skin and which have been shown to help fight certain cancers, notably cancer of the mouth, skin, lung, breast, stomach and colon. (2, 3) Lemon zest is an excellent way to add fresh flavor to any dish, and added nutrition! Simply use a microplane to zest the lemon before you cut into it for the juice. Lemon zest can be frozen, and is great on top of steamed veggies.
Shop This Radish Olive Salad
Olives add flavor to this salad, and when you slice them up, you realize you don’t need many! I love the pitted organic (or non-organic) olives from Divina.
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- 1 bunch radishes, tops removed, diced
- ¼ cup Kalamata olives, sliced
- 1 cup parsley, stems removed, chopped
- 2 tsp. Lemon juice
- Pink salt and pepper to taste
- Combine the radishes, olives, parsley and lemon juice in a bowl, and toss well. Taste, and add salt and pepper as needed to taste (you probably won’t need any salt because of the olives).
Maria Marlowe is a holistic nutritionist and wellness coach who uses real food to help her clients improve their health, weight, and skin. She offers meal plans, ongoing group workshops both in NYC and online, and writes healthy and delicious recipes for her popular blog. She is also the author of The Real Food Grocery Guide, the most practical guide to selecting the healthiest foods, without going broke. Praised by Dr. Oz and InStyle magazine, it was a #1 new release on Amazon.