Suppito’s Lukewarm Carrot and Radish Salad
And here is the last of my recipe teasers for the new Suppito-Kochbuch cookbook. If you like the recipes and they've made you curious about the 5-elements approach to cooking, then you should absolutely get the book. It features many stews, cakes and desserts as well as Asian dishes - and all of them are gluten-, lactose- and yeast-free!
The recipe below, a lukewarm carrot and radish salad from the new Suppito cookbook, kind of reminds me of one of my first blog entries. I used this illustration to tell you about the carrot's health benefits.
Foodtastic is almost a year old - that's crazy! The anniversary is coming up on the 5th of December. I'd have never thought that my blog would be so successful and that I would get so much reader feedback. Initially, it was just supposed to be a virtual platform for me to indulge in my favourite hobbies: cooking, baking, painting, drawing, writing, photography and food styling. Of course it's still all that and I am so happy to be able to share these things with you. I'd like to use this opportunity to thank all of my faithful visitors. THANK YOU!
Two weeks ago, I was in Iceland (yes, yes, I know I still owe you a report on that one). I was so happy, I was running around shrieking like a maniac after getting the news that I was awarded first place in the AMA Food Blog Award (category Newcomer 2014). Hier are some pictures from the awards ceremony, by the way.
Last week, I got a special treat in addition to the award - I received a call from Germany letting me know that mine was voted among the 5 best German food blogs in the category „Bestes Design“ (best design). So now I'm actually flying to Berlin for a culinary weekend at the beginning of November.
I'm really looking forward to the event in Berlin, particularly because I'll see some of my lovely blogger friends again: Melanie of Das Mundwerk, winner of the AMA Food Blog Awards 2014 (in the category Food Blog Austria) and I will even fly over there together.
Now before I give you the delicious recipe, here's a little bit of info about the mighty carrot:
Carrots, also called Queen's Lace, exist in orange, purple and yellow, the colour being determined by its carotenoids and depending on geography and cultivar type.
Carrots have the highest beta-carotene or provitamin A content of all vegetables, the vitamin essential for vision. Carrots also balance cholesterol and reduce the risk of heart attacks. Add a drop of olive oil to your carrot juice and a bit of butter or oil to your vegetables, and the fat-soluble vitamins are released and can be absorbed by your body.
Purple carrots have a more intensive taste and lend a beautiful colour and enhanced flavour to meat dishes or stews. Carrots are also delicious when used in desserts - for example in the popular "Rüebli-Kuchen" or Swiss carrot cake.
Lukewarm Carrot and Radish Salad
- 2-3 TBSP unpasteurised apple cider vinegar
- 1 pinch of turmeric
- 250ml hot water
- 3 medium-sized carrots, grated or cut into matchstick-sized chunks
- Cook in boiling salted water until crunchy and then plunge into cold water
- 3 TBSP Suppito spice mix "Nut it up"
- 1-2 TBSP raw cane sugar
- 4 TBSP roasted sesame oil
- 1 small, white radish, grated or cut into matchstick-sized chunks
- Season well with salt and let sit, covered, for 15 minutes. Then squeeze out as much liquid as possible.
- 1 bunch spring onions, peeled and cut into fine rings (the white and the green parts)
- 1 tsp garlic, peeled and finely chopped
- uniodised salt (Altausseer Bergkernsalz, for example)
- Bring lightly salted water to the boil for the carrots. Peel and rinse the carrots and julienne them or cut them into matchstick-sized chunks.
- Cook the carrots in boiling water until done but still crunchy, and plunge them in cold water.
- Peel the radish, rinse and also julienne or cut into matchstick-sized chunks. Season well with salt and let sit for 15 minutes. Then squeeze out as much liquid as you can.
- Wash and finely cut the spring onions into rings (the white and green parts).
- Peel and finely chop the garlic.
For the marinade:
- In a small pot, boil 250ml of water and remove from the heat immediately. Add garlic, vinegar, sugar, oil, turmeric and salt, let everything dissolve for a minute and season to taste. The marinade should taste mild, sweet and sour.
- Now add the spring onion and let it steep for 2 minutes.
- Pour the marinade over the radish and carrot, mix well and let sit for 10 minutes. Season to taste one more time.
Garnish with the spice mix and serve.
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