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Beautyheart Radish: Makes Colorful Addition to Winter Salads

Jan 26, 2018 11:53AM

Photo Credit: Jen Miller

 

 

Jen Miller says, “Many of our root vegetables are grown from the late summer into the fall. In the fall, we harvest and store them for the winter months. Beautyheart radishes, also known as watermelon radishes, are particularly wonderful, as their flavor is soft and slightly sweet, and they provide an amazing magenta color to this salad. Pair this salad with a favorite winter sandwich or soup and enjoy!”

 

 

 

 

 

Refreshing Radish Salad with Toasted Walnuts

Yield: 4 side servings.

8 medium beautyheart radishes,
    thinly sliced (or you can substitute 12-14
    red radishes)

½ cup red onion, chopped

½ cup walnuts, toasted lightly and
    chopped fine

Dressing

1/3 cup finely chopped shallot

3 Tbsp white wine vinegar

3 Tbsp finely chopped parsley leaves

3 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Thinly slice (or shave with a mandoline) radishes and red onion.

In sauce pan on medium heat, lightly toast walnuts for five to 10 minutes until you can begin to smell them.

Allow to cool and add to vegetables.

Mix dressing ingredients and pour over vegetables. Toss to coat and add salt and pepper to taste.

Recipe courtesy of Jen Miller, of Prairie Wind Family Farm, which grows a wide variety of certified organic vegetables, pasture-raised hens for eggs and provides fresh fruit to CSA members, delivered to north and western suburban locations. Spring shares start in Apr. For more information and to sign up for the CSA season, visit PrairieWindFamilyFarm.com.