Yummy salad using a few of the fixings from Roots & Shoot Farm first CSA share – the radishes, hakurei turnips and green onions were from this weeks CSA Share… oh my gawd, buying local organic most definitely makes a difference.. the flavour is undeniably better than eating something that’s been on a truck for a week or two (and why would that be a surprise!! … so buy local whenever you can….better yet buy into a CSA to support your local farmers and get weekly veggies in season!!
Ok, nuf said… here’s my Red & Green Salad creation…
- 1/2 head red cabbage, sliced
- 1 bunch red chard, sliced
- 6-8 mushrooms, sliced
- 1 bunch (8-10) radishes, sliced
- 1 bunch (8-10) hakurei turnips (see below)
- 2-3 spring onions, chopped
- 1 apple, cored and chopped
- 1/4 cup raisons
- 1/2 lemon, juiced
- 1 tsp sesame oil (optional)
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Toss well together and serve.
Here’s some info about Hukurei Turnips courtesy of Roots & Shoots Farm - when you buy a CSA Share they send weekly emails to let you know what’s in the share and also provide additional insights into how to enjoy the weeks blend. I had never heard of Hukurei Turnips before…. I am now hooked, and also excited as I just found out that they will also be included in this weeks CSA share!! Yeah….
Hakurei Turnips (round white roots) – The secret of these is eating them raw. They are tenderer, jucier, and much sweeter than a radish, and without the super spicy afterbite. People ask for ways to cook them, and I say “eat em raw!” The leaves of the turnip are delicious in a salad, or can be steamed. They are a delicate, un-spicy version of arugula.