Winter Radish Salad

Winter Radish SaladRecipe
Photo: Thomas J. Story


This simple winter salad gets plenty of fresh crunch from a mix of radishes, and pungent richness from blue cheese. It's good without the apple too.


Serves 4

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Nutritional Information

Calories 81
Caloriesfromfat 57 %
Protein 4.1 g
Fat 5.1 g
Satfat 3.2 g
Carbohydrate 5.5 g
Fiber 1.1 g
Sodium 311 mg
Cholesterol 13 mg


8-in.-long piece daikon radish, peeled
1/4 cup buttermilk
2 tablespoons sour cream
2 tablespoons plus 1/4 cup crumbled roquefort or other blue cheese
1/4 teaspoon fine sea salt
1/2 teaspoon cracked black pepper
4 ounces mixed salad greens (about 4 cups loosely packed)
3 red radishes, sliced into matchsticks
1 watermelon radish, peeled and thinly sliced
1/2 Fuji apple, sliced into wedges


1. Using a 5-holed peeler or vegetable peeler, shave long strands from daikon until you have about 1/2 cup. Save leftover radish for another use.

2. In a small bowl, whisk together buttermilk, sour cream, 2 tbsp. roquefort, the salt, and pepper (or put those ingredients in a pint jar and shake vigorously).

3. Divide greens among 4 salad plates. Drizzle dressing over greens. Garnish with radishes, apple, and remaining cheese.

Make ahead: Dressing, covered and chilled, up to 1 week.