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Winter Radish Salad

Serves 4

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.

su-Winter Radish Salad

Photo: Thomas J. Story


  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
Step 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.

Step 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).

Step 3

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

Step 4

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

Nutrition Facts

Servings 0

Amount Per Serving
Calories 81Calories from Fat 57
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 5.1g8%

Saturated Fat 3.2g16%
Cholesterol 13mg5%
Sodium 311mg13%
Total Carbohydrate 5.5g2%

Dietary Fiber 1.1g5%
Protein 4.1g9%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily value may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.