This salad takes minutes, is super easy to prepare and is a nice variation from typical summer salads. Plus it is loaded with beta carotene from the carrots, which is fantastic for your eyes; enzymes that help with fat and starch digestion from the daikon; and zinc from the black sesame seeds and sesame seed oil, which is great for immunity and to keep your hair from going prematurely grey. Instead of touching up your roots, try eating this salad! Happy Health!
* My culinary posts are meant to be guidelines, not recipes. They are different from what you would usually find in a cookbook, because I think cooking should be inspired and new every time you do it. If you like heat, add a sh**load of cayenne or jalapenos to one of my recipes. If my guideline calls for cilantro but cilantro tastes like soap to you, leave it out. When I cook, I get a buzz from the thrill of creation. The same can happen to you.
Savory Summer Salad
one large daikon root, washed and ribboned with a peeler
3-6 carrots, washed and ribboned with a peeler (I like to use multicolored carrots because it make the salad pretty, but orange will do)
1-2 tbsp black sesame seeds (Or regular sesame seeds will do in a pinch)
1 tbsp-ish tamari
1 tbsp-ish toasted sesame seed oil
1 tbsp-ish rice vinegar
Toss all ingredients together and enjoy sitting by a pool and drinking fresh lemonade.