i have a super easy, uncomplicated salad for you today.
uncomplicated is good sometimes.
truth. sometimes i make things more complicated than they need to be - enter this salad, he quickly uncomplicated things for me.
the best part about this salad, the radishes & greens were picked straight out of the garden - it doesn't get any more farm to table than that, or rather back yard garden to table.
for me, one of the best feeling is being able to walk out into my garden and gather fresh veggies grown from seed for that day's lunch or dinner.
have you ever roasted radishes? no, well let me tell you it is amazing!
the roasted radishes are creamy with just a hint of sweetness.
i used 2 different radishes - Patricia breakfast radish and Easter egg radish.
feel free to use whatever radish variety you can find at the farmers market.
sunflower sprouts, arugula and a handful of herbs are the greens used in the salad. oregano, winter savory, tarragon and basil are just a few of the herbs growing in my garden and were used in the mix.
Patricia radishes are a first for me this year. i was amazed by the flavor of these beauties.
when sliced raw, drizzled with good olive oil the sprinkled with sea salt & cracked pepper you have yourself a nice little afternoon or morning treat.
not quite summer but more of a late spring salad, perfect for lunch after a trip to the Saturday morning farmers market.
the salad is best enjoyed drizzled with the most basic vinaigrette - lemon, olive oil with a pinch of salt and pepper was my choice - if you want to dress it up a bit add a bunch of fresh herbs to the vinaigrette.
hulled sunflower seeds add a welcome crunch to the salad.
do you have a favorite simple is best recipe that you fall back on?
i would love to hear what you whip up in the kitchen when you need to uncomplicate things a bit.
with fathers day right around the corner, what better addition to the brunch table than this?
breakfast, not brunch- then thinly slice a hand full of radishes and drizzle with olive oil, salt & pepper or roast them as a simple side dish or drop them in an tofu omelet or scramble
whats your favorite early summer treat?
roasted garden radish salad
you will need:
1 tsp sea salt
2 tsp olive oil
12 radishes, quartered or halved
4 cups arugula, herbs & sunflower sprouts
basic herb vinaigrette
preheat oven to 350*
(also can be roasted in a foil packet on the grill)
trim radishes, quarter or halve depending on their size
on a rimmed baking sheet toss the radishes with olive oil, salt and pepper
roast for 10-15 minutes, until tender and slightly golden
remove from oven toss with greens & sprinkle with sunflower seeds; dress with vinaigrette