A spiral slicer is a great fun toy, specially when it comes to radishes. I’ve made another radish salad, which I really love. I thought I’d try something different with the big bag of radishes I picked up at the farmer’s market last weekend and make a spiralized radish salad. Oregano is really what makes this salad fantastic. I used dry, but if you have fresh, substitute 2 teaspoons of chopped fresh oregano for the dried. Make sure to chop it pretty fine, not leaving any big pieces.
This salad holds up well in the fridge so you can easily make it the night before you need to serve it. Just toss it a bit before serving so that the dressing covers the radishes. Unlike many salads, this one holds it’s crunch thanks to, well, crunchy radishes of course! Since radishes are firm, that also means that spiralizing them is much easier. In fact, I think they’re rather fun. I’ve also found myself just snacking on spiral radishes. I keep them in the fridge until I’m ready to eat them.
If you’re not a fan of caraway seed you can leave it out and still enjoy a fantastic side dish.
Also try my spiralized radish salad version 1.0.
Spiralized Radish Salad Version 2.0
I thought I’d try something different with the big bag of radishes I picked up at the farmer’s market last weekend and make a spiralized radish salad. Oregano is really what makes this salad fantastic.
In a large bowl, whisk together all but the radishes.
Rinse the radishes.
Cut the ends off and make a cut 1/2 way thru the radish, length-wise.
Insert the radish in tho the slicer.with the largest end toward the blades.
Slice the radishes and then add to the vinaigrette.
Toss to coat.
Refrigerate for 1 hour.
Toss lightly before serving.
Calories: 14kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 80mg | Potassium: 47mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Vitamin C: 3mg | Calcium: 9mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional values are approximate.
It’s not like you have to have a spiralizer to make pretty salads, but it sure does help. And it’s fast and easy. This spiralized radish salad took only minutes to make. It tastes very much like a slaw, with a great radish crunch and a perfect citrus vinaigrette. Radishes hold up really great over time, unless traditional salads or slaws that start to look a little bit ‘sad’ after a day or too. And the radishes keep their crunchiness day after day, and that’s a big win too!
This was my first time spiralizing radishes. I was afraid it wasn’t going to work, but they came out perfectly. First, you have to start with big radishes. No wimpy long thin ones. Second, you need to make a shallow cut down each radish. If you don’t you’ll end up with one really long radish spiral that goes on and on and on. Then, just cut off the ends, insert into your spiralizer, and get to turning!
Make extra spiral radishes and keep them in your refrigerator. They make for excellent snacks and they’re much healthier than most things you’d find in a bag!
For a slight variation on this salad, try my spiralized radish salad version 2.0.
Spiralized Radish Salad
It’s not like you have to have a spiralizer to make pretty salads, but it sure does help. And it’s fast and easy. This spiralized radish salad took only minutes to make. It tastes very much like a slaw, with a great radish crunch and a perfect citrus vinaigrette.
Servings 4 -6 servings
- 2 tablespoon orange juice
- 3 tablespoons lime juice
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1 teaspoon sugar
- 1 pound radishes the larger, the better, spiralized (make a thin slice down the sides of the radishes first so that you don't get one long spiral radish) or sliced thin
- ¼ cup cilantro chopped
- ½ medium red onion minced
- Kosher salt to taste
- ground black pepper to taste
Whisk together the orange and lime juices, olive oil and sugar in a large bowl.
Add remaining ingredients and toss to coat. Season with salt and pepper.
Refrigerate for 1 hour. Toss to coat before serving.
Calories: 37kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Sodium: 77mg | Potassium: 321mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 5g | Vitamin A: 106IU | Vitamin C: 26mg | Calcium: 36mg | Iron: 1mg
Nutritional values are approximate.