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Spinach And Radish Sprout Salad With Strawberries

Fresh and Bright. Sweet and Peppery. The flavors of radish sprouts, spinach, strawberries, feta cheese and mint all enhance one another.

Radish Sprouts

Photo: Diana Bauman (flickr)

Once rinsed and cleaned, radish sprouts are even scrumptious as a snack. My boys loved them.

I’ve harvested my first vegetables of the season: radish sprouts.

Get Your Green Thumb On

The thinning of seedlings is one of the most difficult things to do in gardening as many tend to believe they’ll be losing a good proportion of their harvest. However, this is something that needs to be done in order to have a harvest at all.

Case in point: radishes need to be thinned in order to have room to form their peppery and spicy roots below the earth.

Surprisingly Edible

What is sure to lift one’s spirits is knowing that the pulled radish sprouts do not need to be tossed in the compost unused. Instead, they make a great peppery addition to any spring salad. Once rinsed and cleaned, they are even scrumptious as a snack.  My boys loved them.

With my freshly harvested radish sprouts, I decided to make a salad using the best of what’s in season: spinach, organic strawberries, feta cheese and mint.

Spring, I’m so glad you’re here!

Spinach And Radish Sprouts Salad With Strawberries

Photo: Diana Bauman (flickr)

This fresh salad is served with feta cheese and a mint vinaigrette.

Spinach And Radish Sprout Salad With Strawberries

Ingredients:

  • Fresh Spinach Leaves
  • Radish Sprouts
  • Strawberries
  • Feta Cheese
  • 2/3 cup fresh mint, chopped
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 cup white wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons raw honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon Celtic sea salt
  • dash of pepper

Method:

For the Salad:

  1. Add radish sprouts over spinach.
  2. Top with freshly cut organic strawberries and sprinkle with feta cheese.

For the Dressing:

  1. Mix all ingredients together in a mason jar or other small glass bottle.
  2. Mix well and refrigerate for at least two hours where the flavors can incorporate.
Diana Bauman

Diana Bauman created A Little Bit of Spain in Iowa to preserve her family's traditional Spanish recipes. She is an advocate of our local foods movement and spends her time urban homesteading and blogging about whole (REAL) foods.

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