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.