Sunday, August 29, 2010

Fire Up The Grill, Toss the Slaw, I've Got The Fastest Salad Ever!!! Plus, Enter To Win Tropical Traditions Coconut

   There are days when no matter how much I love it, I just don't feel like cooking. When the lazy don't feel like cooking, the lazy go out to eat. That does happen sometimes but most of the time, since we try to watch what we eat and keep it on the healthy/organic side, I cook. It's one way of keeping track of what's going in, and since there are so many amazing vegetables to be found around here, it would be a shame to ignore them. I mean, they need me! So I keep a repertoire of easy to prepare side dishes. Things that can be made quickly, cheaply and above all... fast!
   So, that's why I'm sneaking this recipe for probably one of the easiest tastiest things I've ever fixed,  Radish and Peanut Salad.
   The other reason I'm tossing this in here is that I'm cooking a major Indian dinner tomorrow night and I didn't want to stress over what to eat for lunch today. This salad goes with a total vegetarian meal, or just toss something on the grill and this snappy little salad makes a great alternative to the usual cole slaw.
  Here's how it goes.
    Roughly chop 2/3 cup of roasted unsalted peanuts

   Wash, dry and chop about 1/2 pound of radishes. First take off the top and bottoms of each radish.

Then quarter each radish. You can even cut them a bit smaller depending on the size of radishes.

     In a small saucepan heat 1 Tbs of vegetable oil. I use coconut oil.
   When the oil is hot toss in:
   1/4 tsp of cumin seed
   1/4 tsp of black mustard seed

  Shake the pan until the seeds start to pop.
   When they begin to pop add in:
 1/4 tsp of turmeric
 1/4 tsp of salt
  Take the pan off the heat and add in:
 1 Tbs  of lemon juice
   Mix it in well and let the mixture cool.
  Meanwhile mix the radishes and peanuts together.
When the oil and spice mixture has cooled, pour it over the radishes and peanuts.
Mix it in well. That's it. Really. No, really. That's all it takes.
  Bingo! You've got salad.
   So there's your 10 minute barbecue/block party/pot luck/picnic star!
   I'm getting back to my dinner prep, more to follow.
Meanwhile, if you'd like to enter the Tropical Traditions Organic Shredded Coconut Giveaway here's how!!

Just A Reminder About my Giveaway
  If you'd like to get some Tropical Traditions Organic Shredded Coconut,  I'm going to be giving away 1 tub of dried shredded coconut to a lucky winner. Here are the rules.
  1.) Subscribe to Tropical Traditions free e-mail Newsletter by clicking the link. They offer all sorts of product specials and cool free recipes.
   After you do this, leave a comment on my blog letting me know you have, and either Twitter about my giveaway (@kathygori) or mention it on your blog with a link, and let me know.
2.) Subscribe to the Tropical Traditions Newsletter and if you don't follow me on Twitter, follow me @kathygori and Twitter about the giveaway. Or sign up to follow my blog The Colors Of Indian Cooking and let me know you've mentioned the giveaway on your blog with a link.
3.) Subscribe to the Tropical Traditions Newsletter and mention my blog and giveaway on Facebook, then let me know you have.
    I have to add for the fine print here:
Tropical Traditions provided me with a free sample of this product to review and I was under no obligation to review it if I so chose.  Nor was I under any obligation to write a positive review or sponsor a product giveaway in return for the free product.
    I'm offering this shredded coconut because I've been using it and it's great and I wanted  someone else to be able to enjoy it also.
  The winner will be drawn randomly through on Sept 1st.


  1. I love radishes! This looks great and perfect for when you don't feel like cooking.

  2. @janis,
    Absolutely!You can also se any variety of radish you've got around, daikon, french breakfast, any old radish.

  3. What a great salad that is fast and full of flavor. A must try!!! :)

  4. Quick and yummy tasting salad works for me!

  5. I really do love radishes, especially the kind that are a bit milder in flavor but still 'bite'. I can only imagine that the spicy dressing must really enhance their flavor.

    And yeah, do I know about feeling lazy!

  6. It's so rare to find a radish-based salad and I love them so much. Thanks for sharing this!

  7. You cannot beat this salad. I used to not be bothered by spending hours and hours and days in the kitchen for a dinner, now I do (I must be getting old!). Love this salad!

  8. I'm not much of a radish person but your salad looks so colorful and I love peanuts in salads (and everything else!)… Looks like I may just convert to the realm of radishes :)

  9. awesome post! what a delicious recipe! can I take it tasty! :)

  10. Kathy, I'm the person who won TT shredded coconut giveaway. You sent me 2 tweets to tell me that I won and to send you a direct message. I tried but I can't tweet you as you don't follow me. Can you contact me with a different way to contact you?

    Thank you,
    Susan AKA youngagain



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