Watermelon Radish Tuna Tostada Bowl
Prep Time: 15 minutes | Cook Time: 0 minutes!
makes 2 servings
NUTRITION ON YOUR PLATE:
RADISH HEALTH: Radish bulbs, often called “globes,” are peppery in flavor and come in many different varieties + colors.
*Vitamin C content- 1/2 cup of radishes offers about 14 % of your recommended daily allowance of *Vitamin C; an antioxidant that helps fight against free radicals in your body and helps prevent cell damage. Vitamin C also aids in the production of collagen, which supports healthy skin and blood vessels.
*Fiber + water content aid in improved digestion.
*Good levels of potassium + folate.
*Radishes also contain phytochemicals such as indoles; an anti-cancer property often found throughout the Brassica family of veggies.
*Radishes also contain an important isothiocyanate antioxidant compound called sulforaphane; a potential cancer fighter.
TIP- USE THE WHOLE VEG: save the radish greens to add to a salad or use in a pesto
MICROGREENS HEALTH: microgreens are young vegetable greens that are approximately 1–3 inches tall. Essentially they are the infant form of our usual greens.
The overall benefit? These babies; literally, have a higher vitamin, mineral and antioxidant levels than the same quantity of “adult” greens. Some studies say up to 40 times higher!
Different kinds of microgreens:
*Brassicaceae family: Cauliflower, broccoli, cabbage, watercress, radish and arugula
*Asteraceae family: Lettuce, endive, chicory and radicchio
*Apiaceae family: Dill, carrot, fennel and celery
*Amaryllidaceae family: Garlic, onion, leek
*Amaranthaceae family: Amaranth, quinoa swiss chard, beet and spinach
*Cucurbitaceae family: Melon, cucumber and squash
See the cooking photos below to see the snack-time mini bites you can make! Place tuna salad atop radish slices with a slice of avocado, jalapeno, + black sesame seeds.
1. Spiralize the radishes + place in a bowl.
2. Chop the jalapeño, avocado, + scallions.
3. Mix the mayo, scallion, salt, pepper, tuna, + lime juice.
4. Place the micro greens, tuna salad, jalapeno, + avocado atop the noodles + serve.
How to make
FOR THE BASE:
4 cups watermelon radish; spiralized
1 cucumber, sliced; halved, quartered
2 handfuls of micro greens
1/2 jalapeno, seeds removed + sliced
FOR THE TUNA SALAD:
10 oz white tuna meat in water
2 TB paleo mayo
2 dashes of lime juice
Salt + pepper, to taste
2 scallions, chopped