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Pea and Radish Salad with Miso Tahini Dressing

Serves 2.

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    Pea and Radish Salad with Miso Tahini Dressing

    In this fresh spring salad, spicy radishes and crisp snap peas work together perfectly with a miso tahini dressing that dishes plenty of umami flavour. Full of colour, not only is this salad appealing to the eye, but its fresh crunchy texture and bright flavours will keep you coming back for more.

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    Sustainability cred

    Organic peas and radishes can be grown sustainably without soil-depleting fertilizers. Peas fix nitrogen in the soil, and radishes can aerate soil. That means that, when rotated correctly, radishes can enhance soil health. The way we choose to eat these vegetables can also have an impact on reducing food waste.

    Radish tops rule!

    Don’t let radish tops languish in the fridge. Radish leaves can be blitzed into a spicy pesto with nuts, garlic, lemon juice, and a bit of Parmesan.

    Endless versatility

    After you’ve tried out a pesto, try wilting peppery-flavoured radish tops in a stir-fry. Likewise, young pea shoots and young leaves are also edible. Eating these vegetables when they’re in season means they take fewer resources to produce and, if sourced locally, can contribute to local economies.

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    Pea and Radish Salad with Miso Tahini Dressing

      Ingredients

      • 2 cups (500 mL) snap peas
      • 2 cups (500 mL) sliced radishes
      • 1 tsp (5 mL) white miso paste
      • 1 tsp (5 mL) tahini
      • 1 tsp (5 mL) tamari or low-sodium soy sauce
      • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) rice wine vinegar
      • 1/4 tsp (1 mL) honey
      • 1 tsp (5 mL) sesame oil
      • 2 Tbsp (30 mL) finely chopped chives
      • 1 Tbsp (15 mL) chopped fresh mint
      • 1 tsp (5 mL) black sesame seeds

      Nutrition

      Per serving:

      • calories134
      • protein6 g
      • total fat5 g
        • sat. fat1 g
      • total carbohydrates17 g
        • sugars3 g
        • fibre7 g
      • sodium307 mg

      Directions

      01

      Trim peas and slice lengthwise through centre of the pod. Add to large bowl with sliced radishes.

      02

      For dressing, in small bowl, mix miso paste, tahini, tamari, vinegar, honey, and sesame oil.

      03

      Pour dressing over pea and radish mixture and combine. Sprinkle with chives and mint and toss. Tip salad into serving bowl and sprinkle with sesame seeds.

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