It can be quite difficult for some of us to incorporate raw food into our diets, but all this sun we've been having calls for something light, fresh and quick like this easy spring salad.
handful of radishes
handful of cherry tomatoes, halved
handful of coriander (optional)
handful of parsley
2 tsp sumac
½ head of your favourite lettuce, torn
1 red onion
½ spring onion, sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
¼ cup crushed walnuts
juice of 1 lemon
drizzle of extra virgin olive oil
sea salt and pepper to taste
1. finely chop the coriander and parsley and mix with lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, spring onion and sumac in a large mixing bowl.
2. thinly slice the cucumber, radishes, onion and mix with the coriander dressing.
4. (an optional step which makes this not a raw dish but ultra delicious. to keep it raw use a hydrator or soak the walnuts with the seasoning beforehand). toss the walnuts with a pinch of salt and a pinch of smoked paprika. toast in a pan on a medium heat for about 6-8 minutes until fragrant and golden.
5. add the walnuts, lettuce and tomatoes and stir until coated with the dressing.
enjoy as is or top with some houmous for a more filling meal!