This colourful salad is the perfect way to enjoy the bounty of the harvest in a new and interesting way.
It is especially delicious and beautiful when the watermelon radishes from the Goodness Me! farm are in season. I tended to use radishes sparingly until my daughter-in-law introduced me to this tasty combination. For more recipes like this see our Share The Goodness recipe book filled with many more of my food creations.
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1¼ cups watermelon radishes, thinly sliced and cut
into 1 inch pieces
1 scant cup cilantro,
loosely packed and finely minced
2 stalks celery, diced
Creamy Kefir Dressing
½ cup plain full-fat kefir or yogurt
1 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
2 Tbsp raw apple cider vinegar
1 Tbsp maple syrup
⅜ tsp unrefined salt
Combine radishes, cilantro, and celery in a medium bowl.
Whisk together the yogurt, olive oil, vinegar, maple syrup, and salt.
Add dressing to the radish mixture, and toss to coat.
Taste and adjust seasonings, adding a little salt, maple syrup, or apple cider vinegar to your liking.
Optional: Serve this salad on its own, or over abed of greens.
Ways to Enjoy Watermelon Radish
Ready to eat: Watermelon radishes are deep pink on the inside, like watermelon, and a light green
to off-white on the outside: hence the name. Scrub them (but do not peel them), remove the tip,
and cut off a thin slice from the top. Then you can slice them and use them in a variety of dishes.
They add a wonderful crunch, a pop of colour, and a zesty flavour.
On a crudité platter: Cut a watermelon radish into thin round slices, cut the slices into halves, and
add them to a raw vegetable plate. Beautiful to look at, and creating lots of interest.
Watermelon radish wraps: As an impressive hors d’oeuvre, choose a large watermelon radish,
and slice it into paper thin circles. Onto each circle, line up mini matchsticks of multi-coloured
julienned vegetables dressed with Creamy Kefir Dressing. Wrap the matchsticks with the radish
slices and secure with a toothpick. Impressive!
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