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Honey Mustard Radishes

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Honey Mustard Radishes Ayurveda Recipe
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Diuretic, Diaphoretic, Flushes-sinuses, Stimulates-energy
Effect: Rajasic
Meal: Lunch-Dinner
Type: Vegetables
Style: Western
Occasion: Cleanse
Preparation: Raw

Servings: 2
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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ayurvedic perspective

Try on the side of a rice based dish, to enliven a salad, or as an appetizer. The vibrant flavor and invigorating actions of Honey Mustard Radishes will definitely leave you feeling refreshed and alive. Like many condiments and side dishes, this spring tonic ensures you get all 6 tastes in a meal, the holy grail of Ayuvedic nutrition.

Radishes & Fat Metabolism

By stimulating the flow of bile, radishes are a useful tool for fat digestion, decongesting the gall bladder, and cleansing of both the liver and the blood. They have also been used to break up gallstones and kidney stones.

Radishes and Blood Pressure

Radishes are high in potassium which is helps keep blood pressure at safe levels. Potassium lowers blood pressure because its effects are opposite of those of sodium. Salt, which is sodium based, increases water retention. Potassium, on the other hand, is a diuretic that flushes water from the body. The National Institute of Health DASH Diet (Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension) recommends increasing potassium, calcium, and magnesium to keep blood pressure at healthy levels.

Raw radish strongly provokes Pitta in the digestive tract. It clears food stagnation and has a laxative effect due to its diuretic nature, all while having a cooling effect on the blood. Vata individuals be warned, radishes may be difficult to digest and create gas for your dosha.

Raw brassicas like radish contain chemicals that can block thyroid function called goitrogens. These chemicals are easily inactivated by steaming or cooking.

About Honey Mustard Radishes

A clearing, detoxifying dish. A perfect spring or summer salad.


1. Make the dressing by mixing together the vinegar, honey, mustard, and salt.

2. Slice the radishes. Arrange in a bowl and garnish with the dressing.

About the Author

John Immel, the founder of Joyful Belly, teaches people how to have a healthy diet and lifestyle with Ayurveda. His approach to Ayurveda exudes a certain ease, which many find enjoyable and insightful. His online course Balance Your Ayurvedic Diet in a Week provides tools for gracefully healing with Ayurveda to thousands. John also directs Joyful Belly's School of Ayurveda , which specializes in digestive tract pathology & Ayurvedic nutrition. John and his wife Natalie recently published Explore Your Hunger: A Guide to Hunger, Appetite & Food.

John's interest in Ayurveda and digestive tract pathology was inspired by a complex digestive disorder acquired from years of international travel, including his public service work in South Asia. John's commitment to the detailed study of digestive disorders reflects his zeal to get down to the roots of the problem. His hope and belief in the capacity of each & every client to improve their quality of life is nothing short of a personal passion. John's creativity in the kitchen and delight in cooking for others comes from his family oriented upbringing. In addition to his certification in Ayurveda, John holds a bachelor's degree in mathematics from Harvard University.

John enjoys sharing Ayurveda within the context of his Catholic roots, and finds Ayurveda gives him an opportunity to participate in the healing mission of the Church. Jesus expressed God's love by feeding and healing the sick. That kindness is the fundamental ministry of Ayurveda as well.

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This is SO delicious!! For Vata dosha folks, people who want a warm dish, those who don't like raw radishes, or those who're generally averse to radishes because of the bite/strong taste: cut 12-15 radishes in half, toss with 1 tbsp. coconut oil, roast at 375 F for 10 minutes, toss with the honey-mustard dressing in the recipe above. Roasting mellows the radishes and brings out a slight sweetness that's irresistible.

- Payal, 03-14-14 (Reply)
Does the recipe call for powdered mustard, or prepared mustard?
- Crystal, 03-14-15 (Reply)
Use prepared mustard.
- Kimberly Kubicke, Wall, NJ, 07-21-16 (Reply)

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