Radish Salad with Radicchio and Garden Cress

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A crispy, juicy, and sweet radish salad with white radish, radicchio, garden cress and a simple vinaigrette.
White radish, also known as daikon, is moderately high in Vitamin C, and contain dietary fiber which is important to help keep your body's digestive system functioning smoothly. According to "Traditional Chinese Medicine", white radish is sweet in taste and cool in nature. It aids to clear away heat in the body effectively and promote the digestion.
It is also used in the treatment of asthma, bronchitis, mineral deficiencies, and liver and gallbladder troubles.
While white radishes can be eaten cooked, such stir-fried or in soup, they are very delicious in raw form and juiced. If you are interested in learning more about this humble root vegetable, read more here.
Recipe adapted from Essen und Trinken

  • 200 g Large white radish
  • 1 small head Radicchio
  • 1 handful Garden cress
  • 2 tbsp White wine vinegar
  • 2 tbsp Argan or vegetable oil
  • Pinch of sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1/2 tsp Crushed red peppercorns

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  1. Peel the radish and slice it into thin disks or half-moons. Try using a mandolin slicer if you have one, for even thin slices. Finely shred the radicchio.
  2. Whisk the white wine vinegar with the oil, sugar, and salt. Arrange the radish, radicchio and garden cress on a serving dish. Drizzle the dressing over and sprinkle with the crushed red peppercorns.

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80 comments:

shaz@feedingmykidsbetter 24/7/11 10:29

Love the deep dark purple colour of the raddichio. :)

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Three-Cookies 24/7/11 10:35

Really beautifully plated.

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Rosa's Yummy Yums 24/7/11 11:01

so beautiful! A splendid dish. So refined looking.

Cheers,

Rosa

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Lisa H. 24/7/11 11:07

Wow... pretty, beautiful colours n gorgeous clicks :)

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Sanjeeta kk 24/7/11 11:09

A platter full of health! Love those tiny leaves of garden cress.

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Maris (In Good Taste) 24/7/11 11:52

Gorgeous presentation and amazed at the medicinal value

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Sam @ My Carolina Kitchen 24/7/11 12:18

I had no idea radishes had such powers. Amazing. Beautiful salad Angie. Love the touch of red peppercorns.
Sam

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Sprigs of Rosemary 24/7/11 12:56

So, so pretty you made this! I love just to munch on radishes; but, I've never had a white one!

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Tina @flourtrader 24/7/11 13:19

Very informative post here! I never knew all the benefits of radishes, guess I need to eat more of them. Your salad is a nice way to get them into my diet. Great pics.

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Heavenly Housewife 24/7/11 13:30

Such elegant summer salads!
*kisses* HH

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Sissi 24/7/11 13:37

I love this combination and your presentation is beautiful! I am a big fan of daikon. The Japanese say it helps to absorb less salt, so I often have it with miso soup (quite salty).

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Jennifer @ eatyourvegetable 24/7/11 13:37

Thank you!! I just bought a bunch of radishes, got them home, then realized I had no idea what to do with them. But they were just so pretty! :)

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Lin Ann 24/7/11 13:42

This is such a beautiful salad! I love radishes. Although I'm the only one in my family who does, I try to get my family to eat them through creative dishes like this. Nice presentation!

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Carol 24/7/11 14:18

Looks beautiful! I've recently come to really love radishes, love that peppery flavor and that crunch, brings so much to a salad. I'd love this one!

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Min 24/7/11 14:19

A very healthy salad dish, I love the colour combination, looks so sweet :)

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Kelly @ Eat Yourself Skinny 24/7/11 16:50

What a gorgeous presentation, this looks delicious :)

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Pacheco Patty 24/7/11 17:46

I've always been a radish lover and add them to my green salads all the time. But, I like the idea of a salad featuring radishes especially with the lovely garden cress sprinkled on top;-)

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Kumi 24/7/11 18:01

Angie, what a beautiful presentation of a nice cooling salad! We eat daikon radish a lot here, too, and this will be added to my recipe list for sure! Thanks for sharing.

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Megan 24/7/11 18:49

Angie! Gorgeous.... - your presentation is divine! Love it!

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Tiffany 24/7/11 19:14

I discovered garden cress this spring in North Carolina! That peppery flavor and delicate texture is addicting!

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Faith 24/7/11 19:24

I think this has to be one of the prettiest salads I've ever seen...and I can just imagine it's bright, refreshing flavor!

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Rosita Vargas 24/7/11 19:37

Dear Angie have made ​​a great delicacy, cress love, hugs and kisses.

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Anncoo 24/7/11 19:50

WOW! Lovely pictures and I really love your salads :)

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Elisabeth 24/7/11 22:12

Please remember to use the "Name/Url" when commenting rather than linking to your profile page for more exposure!

Just realized this line before above your comment section, Angie! I should borrow this line from you since quite a few blogger don't even know what is the Name/URL, and the problem with google which still isn't solved, this option would work best!
The issue I had at my son's has no bearing on your blog; the only reason it blocked from even browsing, is because you have a lot of advertisement on your blog. I'm using my computer now, and it works just fine!

Love the radish salad...it appears to be Daikan radish which is a huge favorite of mine. Love the colorful radicchio, and the watercress combo.
So refreshing, and delish!!!

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Kate@Diethood 25/7/11 03:18

Your photos are always incredible... you make a salad look sexy! WOW! :)

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Claudia 25/7/11 03:21

I love daikon and have a "go to salad recipe" to use it. Nice to see another recipe - and such a pretty, summery one at that.

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edith 25/7/11 04:12

This dish is sooooo pretty!

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Monet 25/7/11 05:07

What a beautiful way to enjoy a radish. Thank you for sharing with me tonight. Another lovely and delicious post! I hope you have a wonderful start to your week, my friend. Many blessings!

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Ann 25/7/11 05:27

This not only sounds amazing, but your pictures are a feast...an absolute feast for the eyes! Buzzed this refreshing, beautiful salad!

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Sharmilee! :) 25/7/11 07:02

Such a beautiful looking salad...looks very tempting, healthy too

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MaryMoh 25/7/11 10:20

Beautiful presentation and very healthy. Love it!

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Beth 25/7/11 11:23

It sounds healthy and it looks beautiful. What a great side dish!

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Lena Rashmin Raj 25/7/11 12:10

wowww.. what a presentation Angie... awesome.. superb snaps as usual :)

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Kelly 25/7/11 14:30

Angie, GORGEOUS - your recipes and photos literally bring me to my knees... just beautiful.

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Angela 25/7/11 14:37

The color in this dish is breathtaking.

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Parsley Sage 25/7/11 14:44

Very pretty dish! Yummy and healthy :) I can totally dig!

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pigpigscorner 25/7/11 14:45

So pretty!! Especially with the garden cress.

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aipi 25/7/11 15:55

Stunning looking ~ fresh n refined!
US Masala

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Raina 25/7/11 18:04

Beautiful salad! I have never tried white radish but would love to. It sounds perfect for the summer:)

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Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets 25/7/11 20:15

That presentation is beautiful! And I'm sure this is quite the lovely salad for summer - love all that crunch.

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Tanvi@SinfullySpicy 25/7/11 20:49

You have arranged the salad soo beautifully!It looks just the right thing for outrageous summer here.

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sweetcarolinescooking.com 25/7/11 22:17

Wow, what a gorgeous presentation, Angie! Great colors and textures in this salad. :)

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Juliana 25/7/11 23:29

Love how you presented the salads...so pretty and elegant. I knew of the white radish being in the cool side, but had no idea that was so good for the digestive system. Thank you so much for the information.
Have a wonderful week ahead Angie :-)

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5 Star Foodie 25/7/11 23:30

A lovely summer fresh salad!

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kankana 25/7/11 23:38

I absolutely love the way you decorated it .. such gorgeous look you gave to that simple salad.

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Veronica's Kitchen 26/7/11 01:13

The presentation of the dish looks wonderful, so pure and elegant!

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Zoe 26/7/11 01:16

Beautiful. This salad looks like a piece of art to me.

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Katie@Cozydelicious 26/7/11 03:41

I love radishes! I have tons of pretty watermellon radishes growing in my garden, but next year I will plant white radishes too and make this salad.

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Reeni 26/7/11 03:49

So elegant and pretty Angie! Your outdoor pictures are gorgeous - wish I was joining you!

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Torviewtoronto 26/7/11 05:52

beautiful colourful choice Angie

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sheila @ Elements 26/7/11 06:49

How beautiful! And it sounds wonderful and I love that it's so healthy! Thanks for the interesting info about radishes by the way! :)

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Jo 26/7/11 07:13

Another delicious salad and I absolutely love how you have plated it. The colours are truly vibrant.

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tigerfish 26/7/11 07:31

I made radish salad too! But yours look so much prettier and elegant!

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Lizzy 26/7/11 12:34

What a beautiful salad! Love its uniqueness...I just love radishes, but rarely use them. You've given me a reason to stock up :)

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Joanne 26/7/11 13:11

Radish and radicchio are two veggies I never quite know what to do with! What a gorgeous salad.

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Dee 26/7/11 13:13

What stunning color, Angie. I love everything about this delicious looking salad. Thanks for the healthy info as well. It's going into the warm weather favorites for me. Bravo!

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Ilke 26/7/11 13:30

As simple and yummy as it gets! I love the red and green on the white plate. Very nice presentation, Angie!

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thecompletecookbook 26/7/11 14:40

Beautifully presented.
:-) Mandy

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Roz from 'la bella vita' 26/7/11 15:53

I haven't enjoyed radishes for some time now, and this salad certainly reminds me of what i'm missing. Now following you on FB Networked Blogs; I'd love if you could follow back in the same way, cuz I just got started in it on my blog. Have a wonderful day!

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SavoringTime in the Kitchen 26/7/11 19:51

A beautifully styled salad, Angie! I love the delicate cress with the radicchio, Daikon radish and pink peppercorns. I would love this salad.

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Maria 26/7/11 20:02

Beautiful colours, I love radish!

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wok with ray 26/7/11 20:18

Looks very refreshing and sooo pretty! Your styling is amazing, Angie!

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Sweet And Crumby 26/7/11 22:16

What a gorgeous presentation of this salad. Looks so inviting and summery!

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tasteofbeirut 27/7/11 02:52

This salad looks so esthetically pleasing! Would love to dig into it!

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Roxana GreenGirl 27/7/11 07:17

what a great combo for your salad and so beautifully presented!

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Jeannie 27/7/11 07:46

You managed to plate your salad to look like a garden! Lovely!

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Jenn 27/7/11 15:02

Absolutely stunning!!

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bonnie from sweet life 27/7/11 16:13

A stunning salad, almost too pretty to eat..almost.. thanks for sharing

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The Slow Roasted Italian 27/7/11 17:58

Beautiful, light and delicious. Perfect summer dish!!!

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lena 27/7/11 18:49

angie, your presentation is so lovely, pretty indeed!

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Devaki @ weavethousandflavors 27/7/11 19:25

Fine dining at it's best! You've done IY again ANGIE :)

chow! Devaki @ weavethousandflavors

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Sarah 27/7/11 19:29

this is such a gorgeous salad!

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Cathy at Wives with Knives 28/7/11 00:10

I just discovered daikon and am very happy to have this recipe. Your presentation is beautiful.

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Holly 28/7/11 03:25

Such a gorgeous salad! Wow!

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kitchen flavours 28/7/11 06:02

Gorgeous plate of salad! Beautiful! Stunning photos, Angie! And your salad looks really good!

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nancy at good food matters 28/7/11 15:01

Simple and elegant. I will try this recipe using my garden French radishes, too.

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Stevie 28/7/11 20:28

Juiced daikon sounds quite interesting and rather unusual to me. Your salad looks so lovely! The micro greens are especially eye catching.

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OysterCulture 14/8/11 01:41

What an exceptional salad, and I love this use of daikon, I need to head back to the market and get some soon.

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