It’s springtime in Vancouver and we are so excited about the local produce popping up at the farmer’s market.

Here is a recipe for a warm spring salad that combines three April veggies and herbs that are highly beneficial for bone health: asparagus, radish and chive.

Not only does this trio taste great as a salad, but they are all packed with vitamin K, which is crucial for the formation of new bone, and for maintaining bone integrity and density. Asparagus, radishes and chives are all good sources of calcium as well.

[Sidenote: Pilates and movement therapy are also great for bone and joint health! Find our more about that here.]

 

Warm Asparagus, Radish and Chive Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 cup radishes, quartered
  • 4 cups asparagus, chopped
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • pinch sea salt
  • Dressing:
  • 4 tbsp olive oil
  • 4 tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • 4 tbsp chives, chopped
  • juice from 1/2 lemon
  • 2 tbsp sesame seeds

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Toss radish and asparagus in olive oil and sea salt. Place on baking tray and roast for 25 mins.

Prepare dressing. Place roasted vegetables in a bowl and pour dressing over.

Enjoy!