Radish-Orange Salad

January 20th, 2010


This is a very refreshing salad. It takes advantage of oranges in season and celery and radishes that add crunch. We went to our first weight watchers meeting today. I hate being so predictable, but yes, we too are on a diet. Isn’t everyone at this time of year? This is the first time I have officially joined Weight Watchers. In the past I felt it was enough to get the cookbooks and do it on my own. But there is something to be gained by the personal support that is offered at the meetings. Also, our good friends and neighbors have joined too and we are planning on getting together at each others’ houses twice a week to share the meals. I still plan on cooking great food. The advantage of Weight Watchers is that you can eat most of your favorite foods but in controlled portions. I am looking forward to the challenge.

The recipe for this salad was in the Best of Weight Watchers Magazine cookbook that I checked out of the library. Now if David can just get over his nightly need for chocolate crunch bars and I can curb my appetite for rich braised dishes, we may have a chance to lose a few pounds. We are giving it a month.

RADISH-ORANGE SALAD

3 small navel oranges
1/4 cup fresh lime juice
1 Tbls olive oil
1/2 tsp ground coriander
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 1/2 cups thinly sliced radishes
6 medium celery stalks, thinly sliced

1. Cut off the peel and white pith from each orange. Cut the oranges into 1-inch thick slices.

2. Combine the lime juice, oil, coriander, and pepper in a small bowl.

3. Combine the orange slices, the radishes, and celery in a bowl. Drizzle the dressing over oranges and vegetables, and toss gently to coat.

Six servings. Points: 1


Printable recipe

15 responses to “Radish-Orange Salad”

  1. Momgateway says:

    I happen to have all the ingredients, will try this!

  2. Penny, this salad looks so refreshing! I’ll have to try it. I’ve never added coriander to to orange, but it should be interesting. btw, I like to have a nibble of chocolate each night too!

  3. that is so beautiful… reminds me of spring

    It’s coming

  4. This does sound so good – I never would have thought of putting the radishes with the orange but it looks wonderful. Best wishes for your Weight Watchers journey.
    Susan

  5. Looks yummy! I have been craving oranges lately.

  6. Penny, I love orange salads as you know and I really like the crunch of the radishes in yours. Great photos too. The frustrating part about going on a diet with your husband (our doctor told us this so I know it must be true) is that men lose weight much easier than women. Unfair I say.
    Sam

  7. Penny, I should follow your lead and start eating healthier and lighter. And this incredible looking salad will be a great way to start.

    I look forward to future past. Thanks…

  8. Beautiful salad. Great plating.

    Good luck with your food changes. I hate the word, “diet.”

  9. Katy ~ says:

    I love the colors, lots of eye appeal in this one. Just that alone would entice me. Oranges and radishes, what a unique combo, but I love both ingredients so would try this. And one point!! Heehaw!! LUV that!!

  10. Robin Sue says:

    This does look refreshing and I would have never thought to add the radishes for that extra crunch and kick. Very beautiful colors too.

  11. Barbara says:

    I love salads with oranges… and teamed with radishes is really unusual. Love the idea and it looks so pretty. Which always makes me want to eat something…pretty on the plate is so important, especially when you’re dieting.

  12. Mary says:

    What a beautiful and refreshing salad. It looks like summer time and that makes me very happy.

  13. Great salad. Would have been a nice complement to the ginger chicken.

  14. Karen says:

    Beautiful! I like the addition of the celery… sweet and crunch… yum!

  15. Lynn says:

    Mmmm, mmmmm, looks delicious. I’m going to print this out right now 🙂

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