Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Radish Salad

First, thank you to everyone that commiserated with me over the less than stellar birthday dinner. It however, did not ruin my birthday (after all I had a couple drinks on what ended up being an empty stomach… how bad can a girl feel after that?).

I saw some radishes at the market the other day and they just looked so pretty and that is where this was born. It is really fresh and despite the mayo really light.

5-6 large radishes
1 medium yellow squash
½ small jicama
½ green pepper
½ c Lettuce mix chopped
Fennel top
2 tbs mayo
Juice of ½ large lemon
Salt, pepper

Chop first 4 ingredients finely. ( I will note, what would have been really good in this were some spicy micro greens that friends of ours sell at the farmers market, that said, I just used a nice lettuce mix that had beet greens and such in there. ) I chopped the lettuce very “loosely” you could forgo the chopping, it really is up to you.

Here is another note. The night I made this salad we were also having fennel for dinner. I chopped some of the fennel green and put it in the salad. I put in about 2 chopped tablespoons. I don’t know that it made a difference. Next time I would try more. I also think dill or as my husband suggested fresh mint would be outstanding.

Finally toss with mayo and lemon and salt and pepper. If you feel particularly inspired grate some fresh lemon peel on it, one or two stokes should do.


Chow and Chatter said...

nice, blog and adorable kids

girlichef said...

Glad to hear it didn't get ya down! This salad sounds good.

Anonymous said...

The radish salad sounds wonderfully refreshing. I saw the post about your birthday dinner too - sorry you were so disappointed with dinner. Happy belated birthday!

Netts Nook said...

I have some Radishes in the fridge I need to use up great idea. Thanks for sharing.

Fearless Kitchen said...

This looks great! I've been trying to enjoy radishes more lately.

Chef E said...

Now I have to make this! We are having company, and this is so nice and summery! I turned down a martini for lunch yesterday :(

Kristen said...

hmmm, what a great looking salad, I haven't had radishes in ages

Tatersmama said...

I've been finding one blog recipe a week and trying it... and this one just sounds too yummy to not try! I LOVE radishes!

No jicama in the house, but I might try water chestnuts this time and the jicama next week!

I'll let you know what I think!

Sweta said...

I love the idea of adding the fennel leaves to the salad :)

Donna-FFW said...

Oh what a great idea. The radish is so underrated.. this looks lovely!!

Anonymous said...

Mmm! Looks very very good! I'll bet it'll be so tasty on top of a good crusty baguette with butter!

Coleen's Recipes said...

I love AND white. Thanks for the great idea.

Talita said...

I'm not a number one fan of radish, but it's so health, so sometimes I prepare it. Next time I'll try your radish salad!