Lebanese Radish Salad


This easy dish was inspired by an appetizer I enjoyed once at a Lebanese restaurant in Atlanta. The simple combination of peppery radishes, toasted walnuts, and fresh mint is satisfying and somehow greater than the sum of its parts. It is prettiest when served immediately and tastes great with roasted meats and hearty grain salads. If you have leftovers, try tucking them into toasted pitas with a little goat cheese or feta.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Cook Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
25 mins
4 cups


  • 1 cup walnut halves

  • 1 pound radishes, trimmed and sliced into thin rounds

  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice

  • ¾ teaspoon kosher salt (such as Diamond Crystal®)

  • ½ teaspoon honey

  • 20 fresh mint leaves


  1. Toast walnuts in a dry skillet over medium heat, shaking occasionally, until fragrant and a shade darker, 2 to 4 minutes. Chop coarsely.

  2. Place radishes in a serving bowl.

  3. Whisk oil, lemon juice, salt, and honey in a small bowl until combined; drizzle over radish slices and toss to coat.

  4. Stack mint leaves, roll tightly, and slice crosswise into thin ribbons. Fold mint and walnuts into salad.

Cook's Notes:

Walnut oil can replace olive oil, if desired.

You can use a knife or a food processor fitted with a slicing blade to slice the radishes, but a V-slicer or mandoline makes neat, round, uniform slices.

Some radishes are more peppery than others. If yours are particularly hot, you may want to use more honey or lemon juice, or both, to balance the flavor.

Use a slotted spoon to serve, as liquid will collect in bottom of bowl as salad sits.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

155 Calories
15g Fat
5g Carbs
3g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 8
Calories 155
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 15g 19%
Saturated Fat 2g 8%
Sodium 203mg 9%
Total Carbohydrate 5g 2%
Dietary Fiber 2g 7%
Total Sugars 2g
Protein 3g
Vitamin C 9mg 47%
Calcium 29mg 2%
Iron 1mg 3%
Potassium 201mg 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.