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.

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Recipe Summary

prep:
20 mins
cook:
5 mins
total:
25 mins
Servings:
8
Yield:
4 cups
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Ingredients

8
Original recipe yields 8 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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

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  • Place radishes in a serving bowl.

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

  • 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

155 calories; protein 2.7g; carbohydrates 4.5g; fat 14.9g; sodium 202.5mg. Full Nutrition
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Reviews (9)

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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2018
Refreshing and delicious!! Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2015
This was good but I felt like something was missing...maybe some thinly sliced onion or something? I also think that this needed more lemon juice than called for but that's my personal preference. I did use dried mint (I dried my fresh mint from the garden last year) but that was my only change. We love radishes and this was a nice new way to enjoy them. I may try this again and tweak a few things. Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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12 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 6
  • 4 star values: 5
  • 3 star values: 1
  • 2 star values: 0
  • 1 star values: 0
Rating: 3 stars
03/11/2015
This was good but I felt like something was missing...maybe some thinly sliced onion or something? I also think that this needed more lemon juice than called for but that's my personal preference. I did use dried mint (I dried my fresh mint from the garden last year) but that was my only change. We love radishes and this was a nice new way to enjoy them. I may try this again and tweak a few things. Thanks for sharing.:) Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
05/19/2015
Its May, and it is radish season! Also I have fresh mint growing in my guerrilla garden, so I really wanted to try this recipe. Because of time I only made roughly a third or the recipe. We were both thrilled.The fresh combination of strong radish, fresh lemon, mint, combined with the wonderful textures made this a winner in my kitchen. I had two left over scallions that I chopped up and added in because I was cutting back on the salt in the recipe, and it ended it coming out great! I would have never thought of combining walnuts with radishes but it really worked. I know we will be getting more radishes at the farmers market and this is a delicious salad! Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
03/07/2018
Refreshing and delicious!! Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
07/31/2018
I dont like radishes but I had a boat load from my farm share so I decided to give it a shot. I would make this again. I used 1/2 the amount of mint b/c my husband isn't a fan. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
07/20/2016
I'm not a fan of radishes in general and this recipe made them not only edible but delicious! I read the recipe wrong and accidentally used 2 tablespoons of lemon juice so I upped the honey to 1/2 tablespoon and the result is fantastic. The combination of ingredients really cuts the spice and potency of radishes. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
06/07/2016
Good salad made 1/2 batch and went very light with dried mint. Sliced the radishes in the food processor. Read More
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Rating: 4 stars
03/18/2018
This salad is a personal favorite and VERY filling. On its own it seemed a bit wanting to me. So I tossed it over chopped spinach as a salad filler. That gave it a more well-rounded feel to my meal. Household likes: 4 Household dislikes: 4 Read More
Rating: 4 stars
05/30/2016
This only 4 stars because of operator error: I've only made this 1 time & must make it again. I forgot to buy mint so used Penzey's Greek seasoning. I loved it but want to try it again with ALL the ingredients. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
05/13/2016
This is the first recipe I've ever rated on here. It was THAT GOOD! Realized I forgot the honey after the first bite shredded my radish for a slaw versus slicing scaled it down for one person and likely overdid the lemon not wanting to waste any precious juice but it was still incredible way to use my early spring veggies and herbs from your garden or that grocery store healthy food impulse buy. It was very easy to make this dish with homegrown/local ingredients including local honey. Awesome way to be introduced to radish as more of a hearty dish versus a garnish or dipped in ranch very filling by itself for a snack. Powerhouse nutrition wise. OK OK; I could keep going on about how awesome this recipe is so in final; Worth the try at least once. This will become a staple in my household! Read More
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