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.
- 3 radishes
- 1 green onion
- A few sprigs of fresh dill
- ½ lemon, squeezed
- 1 tbsp olive oil
- black pepper
- red pepper flakes
- Slice radishes in thin rings (I prefer not peeling them as I love their pink color).
- Chop green onion and fresh dill. Toss them in a bowl.
- Mix lemon juice, olive oil, black and red pepper and salt. Drizzle this mixture on radishes and serve.