Watermelon Radish Salad
Posted by terrepruitt on February 10, 2015
My last post was about receiving the Watermelon Radishes in the organic produce box that we have delivered. Well, I didn’t know what to do with them – remember, part of the reason why I get a box delivered is to experience new-to-me produce. When I had glanced on the internet at what they were I saw a few things about “Pickling” them. I hadn’t considered roasting them, as I think of them more like a radish — because they are — and I wouldn’t think to roasted a radish. So I thought I would try throwing them in some vinegar and seeing what that would be like. I didn’t do it the day I received them, but I did it the next day. Although they were not going to be a part of Saturday’s dinner. I was thinking we would have them Sunday. So I didn’t think they would be soaking this long. Here it is Tuesday and we still have not eaten them. I tasted them so that I could post this. I will serve them tonight with dinner. They taste ok. I am not getting a lot of THEIR flavor possibly because they set so long. I only had a few pieces as I do want save them to have with dinner tonight. Here is what I did to make the Watermelon Radish Salad.
1 1/2 tbsp of SEASONED rice vinegar
3 tbsp of REGULAR rice vinegar
3/4 tsp sugar
1/2 tsp salt
dash of pepper
1 large Watermelon radish (a little smaller than a tennis ball)
Mix the ingredients in a bowl, except the radish. Slice the radish as thin as you can. Then put the slices in the bowl with the other ingredients. Flip the bowl or stir the radishes every once in a while so that all of the slices are in the liquid at one time or another.
Let set for at least two hours.
Then eat as a snack or a side dish.
I think next time I will add some onions and garlic. In my quick research of them, I kept seeing the comment that they were “sweet” so I didn’t want to add garlic to that. Also when I sliced them and tasted them they were really peppery so I didn’t want to add the onion. But now that I have tasted the plain and simple way I will probably add some more flavor. Perhaps so soy sauce to make it more like a cucumber salad?
So even though I usually roast my veggies, as I mentioned I hadn’t considered doing that but, my husband shared my post on Facebook and one of his friends did say he LOVED them roasted. So I will probably try that. We have two left and they are huge so I COULD probably do both. Make another “salad” and roast one. We will see.
My evening yoga class is on break this week so that means I will have extra time to cook this week so that just might work.
I do want to say that the smell coming from the radishes is NOT GOOD. It is worse than soaking beans. I am using my essential oil and candles remedy to battle the stench.
A lot of people commented on my husband’s post that they LOVE these radishes. What about you? Do you like watermelon radishes?