Healthy Recipes

Carrot-Daikon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette

Daikon is a mild-flavored, very large, white radish.

Carrot-Daikon Salad with Lemon Vinaigrette
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1 cup peeled and grated carrot (about 1 large carrot)
1 cup peeled and grated daikon radish (about 1 small daikon)
1 bunch arugula, washed and chopped
1 cup sunflower sprouts
1/2 avocado, sliced
handful of sunflower seeds

Lemon Vinaigrette
1/2 cup olive oil
1/2 cup freshly squeezed lemon juice
1/2 small shallot, diced
2 tablespoons minced parsley
2 tablespoons minced basil
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper


1. Mix the carrot and daikon together in a bowl. Arrange the arugula in a large salad bowl, then layer on the carrot-daikon mixture, sunflower sprouts, and avocado slices. Top with a sprinkling of sunflower seeds.

2. To prepare the vinaigrette, mix the olive oil and lemon juice. Add the shallot, parsley, basil, salt, and pepper, and whisk until well blended. Toss the salad with the vinaigrette and serve.

Nutritional facts: 

Per serving: 363 calories, 85% fat (36 g; 4.8 g saturated), 11% carbs (11 g), 4% protein (4 g), 4 g fiber, 44 mg calcium, 2 mg iron, 171 mg sodium.