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Grated Beet & Carrot Salad with Radish-Miso Dressing

Posted Jan 12 2010 8:25pm
This Asian inspired salad dressing is vinegar-free and citrus-free; two ingredients that are often hard to omit from salad dressings. I received and email from a reader asking for Elimination diet recipes that don't contain any fruit and what might she substitute for the green apple in my Green Apple Salad Dressing.

Finally, I had the idea to use radishes! This fabulous salad dressing also contains Adzuki Bean Miso, a soy-free and gluten-free miso available from the South River Miso Company. I demonstrated this dressing and salad yesterday evening for an Elimination Diet Class I taught at one of our local co-ops. It was a hit and I am sure you will enjoy it too.

For those of you on the Elimination Diet, how are you feeling? We have received so many emails in the last week regarding this diet I am finding it hard to keep up with! Instead of replying to you individually (since there are many similar questions) I thought I would answer one in each of my next few posts.

A few of you have asked us about protein, specifically animal protein. Some of you have asked if it is possible to up the animal protein content during phase 1. We suggest you try wild caught salmon. This poses the least possible reaction and contains anti-inflammatory EFA's. After a long discussion with Tom, I added in salmon on day 7 because my energy was too low. If you would like to add even more protein to the diet then begin by testing the tree nuts and poultry in Phase 3 before nightshades. I hope this will help some of you who may be experiencing a similar issue.

Grated Beet and Carrot Salad with Radish-Miso Dressing

This is a Phase 1 elimination diet recipe. After making this salad a few times I thought it would be delicious with the addition of about one cup of cooked arame or hijiki. These two sea vegetables are rich in minerals, specifically iodine. I added leftover cooked salmon to my salad today for lunch and it was fantastic. Enjoy this dressing recipe with my salad idea below or create your own!

1 head leaf lettuce, rinsed, spun, and torn into pieces
1 large beet, peeled and grated
3 to 4 large carrots, grated
1/2 to 1 cup chopped cilantro

5 small radishes
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup Adzuki Bean Miso
1/4 cup water
1 clove garlic
1/2-inch piece fresh ginger, peeled

Place the lettuce into a large salad bowl and top with the grated beets, carrots, and cilantro.

To make the dressing add all ingredients to your blender and blend until smooth and creamy. the dressing will be a slight pink color. Dressing can be kept in a glass jar in the fridge for up to a week. Source:

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