The picture you take of this will be as vibrant as the combination of flavors.
I love watermelon radishes and you would have seen them featured on the blog before. They are electrifying to the eye, and whilst there retain that vibrant peppery taste that all radishes do, they are a little more subtle than your usual pink variety.
I love this salad as it is quick, and you have a great variety of tastes and textures. The goats cheese gives you your protein element and is nice and creamy, punctuated by the piercing sweet citrus from the juicy oranges and contrasted by the crunch from the radishes and toasted walnuts.
2 watermelon radishes
A handful of walnuts, toasted and chopped
2 tbsp. goat cheese
10 chives (minced)
Sea salt to taste
Wash and top and tail the radishes
Use a mandolin to thinly slice the radishes or use a sharp knife if you don’t have one
Place them in a bowl of water with a little lemon juice to keep the colour bright and stop them from drying out
Top and tail the oranges, cutting the segments out and disregarding the white membrane
Drain the radishes, laying them on a plate with the orange segments on top, reserve some of the orange juice from the chopping board and sprinkle over the top
Toast the walnuts in a dry frying pan for 2 minutes
Add the goats cheese and toasted walnuts
Sprinkle the salt and minced chives liberally over the top
This must be the easiest recipe yet. Its super sweet and creamy and feels indulgent when all you are eating is a bowl of fruit, making this ice cream suitable as a desert but also a breakfast (and a good way of fooling your kids into eating something healthy…).
Once you have tried this once and seen how easy it is, you can have some fruity fun as you can interchange pretty much any fruit for the mango, as long as you keep the banana as the base. Other recipes, such as matcha and lavender can also be made but need a few more ingredients, so watch this space.
Easy, sweet and healthy, it doesn’t get better than that!
2 bananas (ripe works best)
Peel the bananas, slice them, and place slices in a freezer bag. Freeze for at least two hours
Repeat with the mango
Place bananas in a blender or food processor with the frozen mango
Blend until smooth
Enjoy immediately or place in a tub to enjoy for weeks