Spring is in the air and that means fresh tender greens. In Montana, our winters can reach a little longer and a little colder than other parts making Spring a welcome sight for all. Young greens add interest to a salad as well as packing a nutritional punch. Pea shoots are a good source of beta carotene, vitamin C, folate, and fiber. Radishes are another harbinger of spring, filling the early season farmers market tables with Folate, fiber, riboflavin, and potassium, as well as good amounts of copper, vitamin B6, magnesium, manganese, and calcium.
What better way to top a fresh springy salad than with a dressing full of locally made goodness?!? The Cashew Turmeric Dressing features Moxie Nosh, our featured business for the month of April.
Moxie Nosh is a values based brand with a vision. Almonds and Cashews are the building blocks for the flavors. Moxie Nosh, meaning "bold food" was created with an intention to help make healthier food choices. Every person deserves to eat real food that nourishes the body and fuels the soul. Naturally free of sugar, hydrogenated oils, preservatives, gluten and dairy their nut butters are infused with coconut oil and various spices that create bold flavor that makes eating healthy fun.
Cashews are packed with vitamins E, K, and B6, along with the minerals copper, phosphorus, zinc, magnesium, iron, and selenium. All of which are important for maintaining good bodily function! We added some inflammation fighting (among other things!) turmeric for a nutritious and flavorful dressing.
Pea Shoot Salad with Turmeric Cashew Dressing
Prep time: 10min Cook Time: 2min Total Time: 12min
For the salad:
2 cups baby greens or mustard greens if you like it spicy!
1 cup pea shoots chopped into 1” pieces
2-3 radishes thinly sliced
2 spring onions, slices
Whatever else is in season and looks delicious!
For the dressing:
1/4c Moxie Nosh Cashew Butter
1/4c lemon juice
1/4c extra virgin olive oil
2 cloves garlic (crushed or finely grated if not blending)
2 tsp turmeric powder
Make your dressing. I mixed by hand in a small mason jar, and then shook it up for good measure. Make your salad with all the fresh and tasty local ingredients popping up at your farmers market! Dandelion greens are also available this time of year, make sure yours are unsprayed!!
Dress your salad and garnish with fresh cracked pepper.