Delicious simplicity

I've been seriously hooked on this radish beet salad. It's so yummy, crunchy, toothsome, tart and satisfying. So simple and easy, you can put this together in minutes.

Radish & Beet Salad
- raw beets (I used golden here) sliced thin, thin, thin
- radishes sliced thin
- radish greens (the tops)
- roasted plain almonds, lightly crushed to manageable pieces
- fresh cilantro minced, to taste
- salt & pepper, to taste
- apple cider vinegar, a good sprinkle
- extra virgin olive oil, just a drizzle

The secret to this salad's success is massaging the salt, pepper and vinegar into the vegetables with your hands -- just under a minute will do. This helps soften up the beets, and allows some of the vegetable juices to co-mingle with the vinegar. Add the almonds, with a drizzle of the olive oil, and you're ready to enjoy! Btw, I used a mandoline to get the beet slices paper thin, but you can use a vegetable peeler as a good substitute.

A few variations you might add: romaine lettuce, raw kale leaves, mint, thinly sliced apple or pear, cabbage.

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