As the warmer months begin to wind down, I get excited about the warming foods I make during the fall and winter months. This time of year becomes all about eating foods that help keep my system warm during the cooler months. It will definitley include soups, stews and roasted vegetables, but it can also include warming, healing salads. This salad is perfect because it has fresh ginger, fresh garlic, seasonal cruciferous vegetables and kale. It’s a wonderful addition to your fall and winter recipe collection.
The inclusion of daikon radish will further “turn up the heat.” This cruciferous vegetable is of Japanese origin and is sometimes referred to as white radish or Chinese radish. The main health benefits of this vegetable include cancer prevention, antiviral and antibacterial properties, anti-inflammatory properties and high levels of Vitamin C. With flu season upon us, I believe this vegetable, along with the other components of this salad, could help keep your immune system strong and able to better fight off sickness. Enjoy!
Savoy Cabbage, Kale & Daikon Salad
2 cups savoy cabbage – chopped
2 cups kale – chopped
1/2 cup daikon radish – chopped
2 medium cloves garlic – finely chopped
1 thumb size fresh ginger – finely chopped
2 TBSP toasted sesame oil
2 TBSP tamari
1 TBSP apple cider vinegar
1 tsp pepper
herbamare or sea salt to taste – the tamari is salty, so add additional salts only after tasting
Combine all ingredients into a large bowl and toss until well combined. Store leftovers in the fridge.