A neighbor told me that the man who lives next door to her already has radishes and green onions growing in his garden. So I thought a root veggie slaw might be a good way to finish off the winter salads. Use whatever roots or close-to-the ground vegetables you like. The ones in my ingredients list are the ones I had on hand.
Ingredients (Amount of each veggie is up to you. These are suggestions.)
2 organic carrots, scrubbed and trimmed
1/2 org. daikon radish, scrubbed & trimmed (or 5-6 red radishes)
one org. parsnip, scrubbed & trimmed
1/4 red onion
Olive oil & lemon
Salt & Pepper OR…
Tessamae Original Dressing*
Lettuce and/or sprouts for serving platter
1. Place all the ingredients in a food processor with grater blade and grate all the veggies coarsely. (You can also hand grate them.) Place in a bowl to toss.
2. Mix about 1/4 cup olive oil with juice of 1/2 a lemon, add salt & pepper if you wish, and toss salad with the dressing. (You may also use a prepared dressing such as Tessamae. * See photo below.)
3. Place on a platter lined with lettuce and/or sprouts and garnish with olives (optional).
Yield: About 2 1/2 cups
Variation: Feel free to add or substitute rutabaga, turnip, sweet potato, etc.Â Also, if you like a traditional slaw, use mayonnaise.