Radishes contain a special compound called phospholipid hydroperoxide glutathione peroxidase (PHGPx) that acts as an antioxidant in the Phase 2 liver detoxification pathway. This pathway disarms harmful chemicals such as pain relievers, nicotine, insecticides and other cancer-causing substances. Between the detoxifying benefits and their great taste, fresh organic radishes are a must-try if you think you don’t like them.
- Yield: 4 Servings
- 2 cups thinly sliced red radishes
- ½ cup thinly sliced apple
- ¼ cup raw apple cider vinegar
- 1 Tbsp coconut aminos
- 2 tsp toasted sesame oil
- ¼ cup chopped fresh basil
- 1 Tbsp gomashio or pink rock or gray sea salt, to taste
- In a large bowl, combine the radishes and apples. In another bowl, whisk together the dressing ingredients. Pour the dressing over the apple and radishes and toss well.
- Place another bowl on top of the mixture and weigh it down with a jug of water or other heavy object to help squeeze out the juices.
- Let it sit for 25 minutes. Holding the bowls together, drain off the liquid (there should be ¼ to 1/3 cup).
- Serve the salad topped with the basil and gomashio or salt. You can also serve this on top of baby spinach for each serving of 2 cups spinach, use ½ cup of this salad.