Try this recipe in early spring, when the first radishes appear at farmers' markets.
1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
2 1/2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
2 tablespoons grapeseed or other neutral oil
2 teaspoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 head butter lettuce, torn
8 French breakfast radishes or round red radishes, halved
1 scallion, white and pale green parts only, thinly sliced at an angle
2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh dill
1 avocado, halved, pitted, peeled and sliced
How to Make It
In a large bowl, whisk vinegar and mustard with a pinch each of salt and pepper. While whisking, add oils in a slow, steady stream to emulsify.
Toss dressing with lettuce, radishes, scallion and dill. Top with avocado and serve.
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Recipe adapted with permission from the publisher, Clarkson Potter, from Home Cooking With Jean-Georges by Jean-Georges Vongerichten and Genevieve Ko. Copyright 2011.