Lemon Coconut and Radish Noodle Salad

This dish is fantastic if you want a light and refreshing yet filling meal that is full of flavour! It doesn’t take long to make and is a great excuse for getting your spiralizer out! I often make it as an accompaniment when I’m having people over for dinner but it also works as a main dish.

Radishes are incredibly under-appreciated when it comes to cooking and making an effort to eat them more brings variety to your meals as well as nutrition to your body! They have a crunchy texture and are actually naturally cooling which helps to keep your body temperature steady. In just a few months radishes will be in season, making them the perfect choice to include in spring dinner party dishes. If you are suffering with a sore throat or are experiencing poor digestion then radishes can help to improve both of these things! They are also very useful at preventing viral infections because of their high vitamin C content. Add to that, that they work to eliminate toxins in the body, as well as protecting against certain cancers, and you have an all-round amazing vegetable!

The following ingredients will serve two people as a main dish or four people as a side:

2 x watermelon radishes
1 small cauliflower
Zest of 1 lemon
A large handful of desiccated coconut

For the dressing:

Juice of 1 lemon
1 ripe avocado
2 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar
2 Tbsp. olive oil
A small handful of coriander
A dash of sea salt and pepper

IMG_4347The first thing you will need to do is peel the watermelon radishes and use a spiralizer to turn them into spaghetti noodles. Once complete, place the noodles in a large salad bowl. You must then chop the cauliflower into small florets and place in your food processor. Next, pulse the cauliflower until it looks like white rice and add it to the salad bowl. 

You can then sprinkle the radish noodles and cauliflower rice with the desiccated coconut. Next, in a small bowl, mash the avocado and add the lemon juice, apple cider vinegar, olive oil and torn coriander.  This can then be seasoned with sea salt and pepper. The final step is to mix the dressing into the noodle salad and garnish with the lemon zest. Delicious! 

To learn more about which foods are great for your body, head over to The Flexi Foodie Academy!

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14 Comments Add yours

  1. incendiaryPress says:

    Reblogged this on incendiaryAmerican and commented:
    Totally feeling this right now.

  2. Wow, that looks so colourful. It’s absolutely beautiful!

  3. Just gorgeous! What a lovely recipe! Pics pop out at you!

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Thanks so much! 🙂

  4. LoveCookRun says:

    Yummm!! Saving this one for sure

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Thanks for visiting!

  5. I always love the idea of vegetable “noodles”, thanks for this its a new version for me to try!!!

  6. zonderzooi says:

    Looks sooo yummy and fresh!

  7. I must try this recipe! All the ingredients I love. Yum!

    1. juliemontagu says:

      Thanks! Let me know what you think 🙂

  8. I absolutely must try this..and I must get back to visiting you more often.I’ve been away from too many of my foodie-blog friends.I use desiccated coconut a lot.Very nice.

  9. Love this recipe, looks gorg, and tastes divine x

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