Spring is here and with that comes an array of amazing fruits and vegetables. Kicking off the season is the humble radish, one of my favorite veggies. It’s hard to beat the peppery crunch of a radish, a great addition to a variety of dishes. The typical radish is red on the outside with bright white flesh on the interior, but be sure to look for other varieties at your local grocer or farmer’s market. Other types include watermelon, black, pink, grey, green, white, and yellow! Go grab a bunch and check out my recipe for Radish and Snap Pea Salad with Herbed Yogurt below. This is a wonderful side dish or a light lunch!
Radish and Snap Pea Salad with Herbed Yogurt
Servings: 6 as a side, 3 as a light lunch
2 cups plain Greek yogurt
2 scallions, sliced thin
1 shallot, minced
1 cup mint, chopped
1 cup basil, chopped
1 teaspoon lemon zest
3 Tablespoons lemon juice
Pinch of red pepper
1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 pound sugar snap peas, trimmed
1 bunch radishes, sliced thin
3 Tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
3 Tablespoons White Wine Vinegar
1. Mix yogurt, scallions, shallot, mint, basil, lemon zest, lemon juice, red pepper, salt, and black pepper in a bowl.
2. In a second bowl, mix sugar snap peas, radishes, oil, and vinegar. Season with a pinch of salt and pepper.
3. Serve individually: spread yogurt mixture on a plate and top with vegetables.
4. To punch it up a bit, mix some of your favorite spices into the yogurt. Cumin and coriander go well and add a nice flavor!