The Philadelphia Eagles won the Super Bowl. WOAH. That was a fun sentence to write!!! Can you believe it?! I certainly can’t. What an amazing moment for my amazing home city!
It’s safe to say I will be riding this high for quite some time. I will be traveling home for a visit in less than two weeks, and I am so excited to feel the energy in Philly!
I didn’t do a great job of channeling that energy into productivity today. But oh well, I thoroughly enjoyed watching ESPN, reading Twitter articles, and talking to my friends and family! All of that, in my mind, was productive enough ;-)!
I did manage to whip up something pretty tasty for all of you though! This wintery Watermelon Radish Salad is full of flavor and crunch. You can prepare it in bulk for meal prep, or for your family as a side for dinner.
Seriously, how beautiful are watermelon radishes? Every time I slice one open, I smile at that fuchsia center. Every. Single. Time. But you already know I am a vegetable nerd, so what else is new?!
The key to eating watermelon radishes (which taste just like regular radishes) is to pair them with something sweet. I did this by adding Granny Smith apples, and a delicious citrus thyme dressing with the fresh juices of winter’s best citrus!
Plus, I added some fiber-rich whole grains in the form of wheat berries. I found Turkey Red wheat berries at the Mill City Farmers Market a few weekends ago. This particular strand of wheat is a “heritage” grain, meaning it has not been modified or hybridized. You can also buy wheat berries at the store, or you can substitute barley or farro.
Enjoy this dish as a light but filling side with baked fish, or add some shredded chicken for an added protein punch. Either way, you will love this fun opportunity to try watermelon radishes!
Watermelon Radish Salad with Citrus Thyme Dressing
This light but filling salad includes gorgeous watermelon radishes, whole grains, and some other crunchy counterparts. Topped with fresh citrus thyme dressing.
- 3 cups wheat berries, cooked substitute barley, farro or quinoa as desired
- 5 small watermelon radishes thinly sliced
- 3 celery stalks sliced
- 2 Granny Smith apples sliced into matchsticks
For the Citrus Thyme Dressing:
- 2 large oranges juiced
- 2 lemons juiced
- 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
- 1 shallot diced
- 2 tbsp thyme chopped
- Sea salt and black pepper to taste
Put ingredients for the salad in a large bowl. In a small bowl or blender, combine ingredients for the dressing and whisk or blend until well combined. Drizzle dressing over salad and mix until well coated. Enjoy!
Total prep time is 10-15 minutes, but does not include the cooking time for your grains of choices. You can substitute farro, barley, or quinoa for the whole grain.
Happy Monday and FLY EAGLES FLY!