Friday, August 9, 2013

Radish Salad With Pine Nuts

Radish Salad

Radishes were one of the first veggies I grew as a kid in my garden.  They were easy and they grew fast.  They also tasted pretty good. I still grow radishes in  my garden and set them on the kitchen table with some salt and pepper for the family to enjoy.   Today, I deviated from my traditional course for serving radishes.  I made a radish salad with pine nuts.  This recipe is a little of this and a little of that from various recipes I researched on the Internet.   I started with about a pound of radishes cleaned and cut into quarters.  To the radish wedges I added lemon zest, lemon juice, salt, and some minced shallot.  I  let the radishes marinate in the lemon juice for 30 minutes.   I drained a little of the liquid out because there was too much.  I then tossed the radishes with some olive oil and added some pine nuts.  The salad was served immediately.  It had a refreshing slightly tangy flavor with  crunch.   I loved the refreshing flavor the lemon juice added to the radishes.   The shallots added a nice but not over powering flavor to the salad.  I plan on making this salad again - delicious.

Radish Salad With Pine Nuts


1 pound of radishes, cut into wedges
1 teaspoon grated lemon zest
1 tablespoon minced shallot
3 tablespoons lemon juice
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 tablespoons pine nuts


1. Mix the radish wedges, shallots, lemon zest, lemon juice, and salt in a large bowl.  Let stand at room temperature for 30 minutes.

2. Strain some of the excess liquid from the radishes.  Toss the radishes with the olive oil and pine nuts.
3. Serve.

Serves 4


  1. Radishes and pine nuts? Great double crunch!

  2. Radishes remind me of my childhood, too...I remember eating them warm from the garden soil...then later rinsed off and dipped in salt. I know I'd love your salad :)

  3. I have never had radish salad…it looks interesting with the pine nuts! I’m sure I’d enjoy it!