Wednesday, February 24, 2016

Citrus & Radish Salad


If there is one thing about late winter I know is true, it's that I really begin to long for fresh, bright flavors and fresh produce  All the lovely soups, stews, and root veggies are warming and comforting, but at a certain point, I am craving citrus and crunchy vegetables.

This salad fills that need for me - the other night, I served it along with some Salmon and roasted sweet potatoes (because it is definitely still root vegetable season), and it hit the spot perfectly!

This started out with me looking at an assortment of items that had come in our weekly produce box - a pink grapefruit, a couple blood oranges, a mango, and a large bunch of red radishes.  I wasn't sure how the radishes would go with the sweet fruit, but decided to give it a try, and it was a delicious combination!  The crunchy, spicy radishes and the combination of sweet and tart fruit was savory enough to act as a side dish (and sweet enough to enjoy the leftovers the next morning for breakfast).
I kept the dressing to something very simply, with a bit of mint - something more savory would certainly work as well.

I've gotten more fruit in this week's box, so I will definitely be doing this again!

Citrus & Radish Salad with Honey Mint Dressing

4 servings

Ingredients:
1 grapefruit
2 blood oranges
1 mango
8-10 red radishes
1/2 red onion (opt.)

6 T. olive oil
2 T. white wine vinegar
1 tsp. honey
1/2 tsp. dried mint

Peel grapefruit and blood oranges, and remove as much pith as possible.  Chop citrus and put in large bowl.

Peel and dice mango (great instructions here) and add to citrus.

Scrub radishes, and thin slice, then half each slice.  Add to fruit.

Finely mince the red onion if you'd like a more savory salad, and add to the bowl.

Toss the salad to combine and set aside.

In smaller bowl or a jar, combine dressing ingredients and whisk or shake well to blend.  Add to fruit a little at a time, tasting until it is dressed to your taste. (Don't dump it all in - if it's too much, you'll ruin your salad!)

Enjoy as a side dish salad on a bed of lettuce or a relish for fish, chicken or pork.  Soak up some of that sunny citrus and remember that winter is almost over!




17 comments:

  1. This salad looks good, Lynda! I'm not a radish fan, but I could see adding the citrus flavors to help!
    I came over on While I'm Waiting today to find your post.
    Hope you have a blessed day~
    Melanie

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  2. This looks great. I would have never thought to put radishes and fruit together. It soundsn great because I like the sweet/salty and sweet/spicy combos.

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  3. this really looks gooood....thanks...
    from Miz Helens

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  4. Who would have thought these combos would go together. Sounds delightful and refreshing. I love radishes and now I know what to do to make a delicious side dish. I ususally eat them with a sprinkle of salt. Thanks for bringing this dish to Party at My Place today. Can't wait to combine all this together.

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  5. There are so many surprising ways to use radishes! I think they're yummy with a lot of things. This sounds wonderful. I would love if you'd link up to my Balanced & Healthy Living Link Up Party. It will be open from today until Wednesday!

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  6. Hi Lynda,
    What a unique and interesting combination of citrus and radishes. It sounds quite tasty and sure would be healthy. Thanks for sharing on Real Food Fridays. Pinned & tweeted!

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  7. Great idea! I am always looking for new recipes so that we aren't eating the same stuff all the time! Thanks for linking up with us and we hope to see you back at #BloggersSpotlight next week!

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  8. This sounds wonderful thanks so much for sharing.
    ~ ~ ~Ahrisha~ ~ ~

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  9. I love Radishes. This sounds like a great new way to make them. Yum! Thanks for sharing at the Thursday Favorite Things blog hop.
    Cheers,

    Jennifer
    http://awellstyledlife.com

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  10. I love blood oranges!! This is a great salad - Thanks for sharing on the "What's for Dinner" link party!

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  11. I love a citrus fruit salad and I love radishes. But I've never thought about having them together. But I can just taste it on top of a perfectly piece of grilled salmon. We use our radishes in a salad sauteed with a bit of red onion and bacon over a bed of spinach. I'm going to have to try your citrus radish salad it sounds exotic and delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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  12. I love a citrus fruit salad and I love radishes. But I've never thought about having them together. But I can just taste it on top of a perfectly piece of grilled salmon. We use our radishes in a salad sauteed with a bit of red onion and bacon over a bed of spinach. I'm going to have to try your citrus radish salad it sounds exotic and delicious. Thanks for the recipe.

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  13. So colorful and it looks tasty, we eat radish a lot in salads. BTW I love the name of your blog.

    Thanks for bringing this tasty recipe to the Blogger's Pit Stop

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  14. Looks so good! Thanks so much for sharing on Fitness Fridays at Drops of Learning. Hope to see you back again tomorrow!

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  15. Congratulations!
    Your recipe is featured on Full Plate Thursday this week. Hope you have a great day and enjoy your new Red Plate!
    Miz Helen

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  16. I'm craving salads too! Love the ingredients you have used here, such lovely complimentary and contrasting flavours. Your Citrus Radish Salad looks delicious. Pinned! Thank you for bringing it to our Hearth and Soul Hop.

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  17. Love radishes and I'm always looking for new ways to enjoy them! Thanks for sharing with us at #FoodieFriDIY - wanted to let you know I'm featuring your delicious salad this week!

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