Radish Salad

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There is a saying in Turkish with radish. You say “I am like a radish” (turp gibiyim)which means you don’t have any health problems. It may also mean that your body is as strong as radish. I don’t why this cute vegetable is chosen for this idiom, maybe it is because of its hard texture, which is not easy to mash when raw. Maybe it’s beacuse it has several health benefits.

Radish always reminds me of Winter, it is like the symbol of this season. And we love to eat it raw as a side dish. Even we have a green salad on table, a plate of radish slices is often paired with it. Sometimes when we don’t have enough time to prepare a big salad with many ingredients, just a simple radish salad accompanies our dinner. These pink beauties will make your dinner healthier and tastier, so try it!
You can make this with white raish or black radish too.

We love to have it especially with boiled chickpeas/wedding dish and pilaf.

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Radish Salad
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A refreshing radish salad to accompany winter dishes.
Serves: 2
  • 3 radishes
  • 1 green onion
  • A few sprigs of fresh dill
  • ½ lemon, squeezed
  • 1 tbsp olive oil
  • black pepper
  • red pepper flakes
  • salt
  1. Slice radishes in thin rings (I prefer not peeling them as I love their pink color).
  2. Chop green onion and fresh dill. Toss them in a bowl.
  3. Mix lemon juice, olive oil, black and red pepper and salt. Drizzle this mixture on radishes and serve.


  1. says

    We love radish. I grew up with it because my grandparents grew it in their back garden. I could never understand my friends not knowing what it was or not liking it. I like it with too much salt on it! :)

    Never heard that saying before. I like that.


  2. says

    This is a great way to serve radishes. I like them but often don’t know how to make them interesting so just end up snacking on them whole without doing anything at all to them.

  3. Leanna @ Raptortoe.com says

    I think radishes are underrated. I love them in salads, or even alone like this. Delicious!(and cheap too!)

  4. says

    Gorgeous photo!!! I used to eat radishes right out of the garden…love their peppery bite. I’d love a plate of your delicious salad…so beautifully arranged…

  5. says

    Beautiful. I just planted radish today. A quick grower ready to harvest in 3-4 weeks. Can’t wait to give this a try.

  6. says

    How simple and how delicious! The flavor blend is complex and the photo is amazing! Thank you for sharing :)

  7. Adriana says

    What a simple, great idea. I have two radishes in my fridge and will be making this tomorrow. Love the picture too!

  8. says

    I didn’t grow up eating radishes, but I did grow up eating the Asian radish, or daikon. I loved eating it raw…so refreshing. Also loved it stewed with mackerel!

  9. Kate @ Diethood.com says

    Oh I’m drooling over that photo…it’s Beautiful!

  10. says

    I make a radish salad just like this – lemon, olive oil and salt. It’s one of our favorites. Hooray for the radish!

  11. says

    In Lithuanian we have same saying too :) I miss such little fresh radishes..didn’t notice them here somehow..

  12. says

    Your salad is so beautiful, Zerrin! What a great saying, it reminds me of the expression “I’m as healthy as a horse”…but I like your radish saying better! :)

  13. says

    That is a beautiful salad! Radishes always remind me of being a little girl and eating them right out of my Grandmas garden……… I still love them!

  14. The Mom Chef says

    Like you, I grew up with radishes on the table as a side item. Same with green onions. I’ve never seen a radish salad like this before and am drawn to it. Your photo is superb and catches the beauty and purity of the radish perfectly. Now I need to go buy some!


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