What is seasonal in April? Try Radish and Rocket Salad!
Updated: Nov 15
If you want to buy the best fruit and veg in terms of value and quality just now, you will need to know what is seasonal in April.
Rhubarb, beetroot, carrots, new potatoes, parsnips, kale, spring greens, spinach, rocket, sorrel, watercress, chicory, radish, spring onions, artichoke and morel mushrooms are all seasonal in April.
We have previous blog post recipes for Roasted Rhubarb and Spring Greens but we are going to focus on that underused, crunchy vegetable, the Radish! It can be found either as British pink, white Asian and Spanish black.
Radish’s pungent property brightens skin through detoxification, decongests the respiratory tract from mucus and keeps you cool. Even better is that it boosts immunity for those vile viruses that come with this fluctuating weather.
It is easily incorporated into salads, but experiment by using it in stir-fries, roasts, stews and juices.
Try this quick and easy Radish and Rocket Salad:
Cook 200g of quinoa (as per packet instructions) and once cooled add 50g of toasted sunflower seeds, and an optional scatter of feta.
In a bowl, mix 4 handfuls of washed rocket, 4 sliced watermelon radishes and ½ a bunch of diced spring onions.
Make a dressing with 3 tbsp olive oil, 2 tbsp lemon juice, 1 tbsp minced dill, 2 tsp honey and season with salt and pepper. We like to use a small jar to easily combine.
Stir the salad into the quinoa and drizzle with your dressing. This would make a great lunch or try the salad (without the quinoa) in the evening with some fish instead.
And if you would like a personalised diet plan to suit your particular health concerns please get in touch and book a free pre-consultation with us.