March 28 2018
Each of these eight recipes celebrates the arrival of spring produce and is full of the nutrients athletes need to get through each workout.
Recipe From Eat Drink Shine by the Blissful Sisters, Jennifer, Jessica and Jill Emich
I feel like radishes are making a comeback in a world that’s celebrating local produce. They are blissfully easy to grow and mature quickly. Eating just-harvested radishes changed my perception of what once was for me a non-celebratory vegetable. The radish is back and ready for a party—serve them up with this arugula and sunflower pesto dipping sauce and you’re sure to start one.
This is a fantastic dairy-free and nut-free alternative to regular pesto. The arugula adds a nice spiciness to sandwiches and pastas. We also enjoy it as a dip for our Radish Chips and even raw veggies. Nutritional yeast is a deactivated yeast that contains a wide spectrum of B vitamins and trace minerals. It works great in dairy-free dishes because it adds a “cheesy” flavor.
SERVES 2 TO 4
1 large bunch radishes, greens removed
2 Tbsp. extra-virgin olive oil
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Wash and dry radishes thoroughly. Slice them with a mandoline or by hand. (Thinner slices will result in crunchier chips.) Toss with olive oil and salt. Arrange radish slices in a single layer on a baking sheet. Bake for 12–15 minutes, until crispy. Let cool on the pan. Serve with arugula sunflower pesto as a dipping sauce.
MAKES ABOUT 4 CUPS
2 cloves garlic, peeled
3/4 cup shelled sunflower seeds, soaked overnight then drained and rinsed
1 bunch arugula
Juice of 1 lemon
1/4 cup nutritional yeast
1/2 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Sea salt to taste
Put garlic and sunflower seeds in a food processor and process for 2 minutes. Add arugula and lemon juice and process for 1 minute. Add nutritional yeast and pulse until fully incorporated. Slowly drizzle in olive oil while processing until the pesto is smooth. Season with sea salt. Serve immediately or store in a glass container. The pesto will keep in the refrigerator, covered tightly, for up to 5 days. Tailor the consistency to your liking. If you want it to be thinner, add 1 Tbsp. water at a time until it’s perfect for you.
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