Asparagus and Radish Salad

This quick, healthy and colorful salad is dressed with a sesame-soy vinaigrette. Pair it with
grilled shrimp and rice noodles.

Makes: 4 servings
Active Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 15 minutes

1 bunch asparagus, (about 1 pound), trimmed
2 tablespoons white vinegar
1 tablespoon reduced-sodium soy sauce
2 teaspoons olive oil
1 teaspoon toasted sesame oil
1/2 teaspoon grated ginger
1 bunch radishes, trimmed and cut into wedges
2 tablespoons chopped scallion

Fill a medium bowl with ice water and place by the stove. Bring 1 inch of water to a boil in a large saucepan fitted with a steamer basket.

Thinly slice asparagus stalks on the diagonal, leaving the tips whole. Place in the steamer
basket and steam until tender-crisp, about 1 minute. Transfer the asparagus to the ice water. Drain.

Combine vinegar, soy sauce, olive oil, sesame oil, ginger and chile sauce (if using) in a
large bowl. Add the asparagus, radishes and scallion; toss to combine.

Serve warm or at room temperature.


Health Benefits:
Radishes are a top mucus-dissolving food, so that nutrients can flow freely throughout the body. They act as cleansers and detoxifiers, with loads of Vitamin C, silicon and sulfur.
Great for building healthy hair!

Asparagus helps skin stay healthy and youthful, cleanses the digestive tract, supports detoxification, creates proper electrolyte balance through a high potassium and low sodium ratio.