Vegan Plum and Radicchio Salad with Tahini Yogurt Dressing

By Desiree Nielsen

This Vegan Plum and Radicchio Salad with Tahini Yogurt Dressing recipe is an exclusive from Desiree Nielsen’s new cookbook Good for Your Gut: A Plant-Based Digestive Health Guide and Nourishing Recipes for Living Well. Click here to find out where you can order it.

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Vegan Plum and Radicchio Salad with Tahini Yogurt Dressing from Desiree Nielsen’s Good for Your Gut

Vegan Plum and Radicchio Salad with Tahini Yogurt Dressing from Desiree Nielsen’s Good for Your Gut


Description

This salad is full of flavourful Mediterranean ingredients like bitter radicchio, tart plums, crunchy walnuts, and creamy yogurt. We really do not eat enough bitter vegetables because our palettes tend to be overly used to salty and sweet foods. Bitter greens such as radicchio and rapini stimulate digestion and are a wonderful balm for someone who craves sweets. Mint adds another layer of flavour to this special salad and helps to soothe the gut.


Ingredients

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TAHINI YOGURT DRESSING

  • ½ cup (125 ml) coconut yogurt 2 tablespoons (30 ml) tahini
  • 1 tablespoon (15 ml) freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 1 small clove garlic, grated with a microplane
  • ½ teaspoon (2 ml) salt
  • ½ teaspoon (2 ml) organic cane sugar
  • ½ teaspoon (2 ml) ground sumac
  • ¼ teaspoon (1 ml) red chili flakes

PLUM AND RADICCHIO SALAD

  • 1 small head red radicchio, finely shredded
  • 4 firm black or red plums, pitted and sliced
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) raw walnuts, chopped
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) Medjool dates, pitted and chopped
  • ¼ cup (60 ml) fresh mint leaves, thinly sliced into ribbons

Instructions

  1. Make the tahini yogurt dressing: In a small bowl, whisk together the coconut yogurt, tahini, lemon juice, garlic, salt, cane sugar, sumac, and chili flakes. If needed, add 1 to 2 tablespoons (15 to 30 ml) water for desired consistency. Store in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 4 days. (It makes a great veggie dip.)
  2. Make the plum and radicchio salad: In a medium bowl, toss the radicchio with half of the dressing. Layer the plums, walnuts, dates, and mint over the top of the radicchio. Serve with the remaining dressing on the side.

Notes

Find more recipes by Desiree on her website and Instagram.

Keywords: Dairy-Free, Gluten-Free, Grain-Free, High-Fodmap, Vegan

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Vegan Plum and Radicchio Salad with Tahini Yogurt Dressing from Desiree Nielsen’s Good for Your Gut

Excerpted from Good for Your Gut by Desiree Nielsen. Copyright © 2022 by Desiree Nielsen. Published by Penguin Canada, a division of Penguin Random House Canada Limited. Reproduced by arrangement with the Publisher. All rights reserved.

Desiree Nielsen's new cookbook Good for Your Gut: A Plant-Based Digestive Health Guide and Nourishing Recipes for Living Well.

Click here to order your copy.

About the Author

DESIREE NIELSEN is a registered dietitian and bestselling author of Eat More Plants. She has been featured in publications such as Best Health, Canadian Living, Chatelaine, Family Circle, SELF, Hello! Canada, People, Parade, Prevention, Eating Well, and on The mindbodygreen Podcast. Desiree appears regularly on local and national television including The Marilyn Denis Show, The Social and Breakfast Television, and is the host of The Allsorts Podcast. She lives in Vancouver, Canada.

About the Book

Featuring over 90 beautifully illustrated plant-based recipes created to protect, heal, or soothe your gut, Good for Your Gut will help guide you toward a deeper understanding of what it means to be healthy.

Understanding how our gut impacts our overall well-being has grown to the point that better digestive health is essential for everyone—not just for those with digestive conditions. A well-functioning gut means a healthy body and a healthy life. In Good for Your Gut, registered dietitian Desiree Nielsen explains the gut health and mind-body connection and offers strategies to heal your gut when it’s imbalanced.

In Good for Your Gut, you’ll discover how to fuel gut health with anti-inflammatory plant-based foods and lifestyle strategies—from movement to managing stress—for a truly holistic approach to health and wellness. All the recipes are packed with flavour and delicious to eat even if you don’t suffer from digestive distress and are ideal for a healthy plant-forward lifestyle.

Along with expert advice and the latest research, Good for Your Gut is packed with information on the best foods to improve your digestion and the most effective ways to support your gut health. Inside you’ll find delicious and gut-friendly recipes including Chickpea Umami Burgers (Heal), Breakfast Cookies (Protect), Plum and Radicchio Salad with Tahini Yogurt Dressing (Protect), Zucchini Cacio e Pepe (Heal), Creamy Tomato and White Bean Soup with Crispy Kale (Soothe), Lemon Olive Oil Cake (Soothe), Chocolate and Peanut Butter Caramel Shortbread Bars (Heal), and Tofu Sofrito Bowls (Heal).

If you loved this vegan plum and radicchio salad, check out more exclusive recipes from Good For Your Gut!

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