12/12/09

Watermelon Radishes

Last Sunday I ventured out to Dupont Farmers market, and one of the things I bought were these watermelon radishes. I've never seen radishes that looked so pretty! They must be named for the bright pink color. I just could not resist.



Curious what I made with the radishes? So far, I've only used one to make a Watermelon Radish & Watercress Salad with Honey Mustard Dressing.

Ingredients
watermelon radish, peeled, cut into matchsticks
watercress
dressing: 2 parts olive oil, 1 part honey, 1 part mustard

Directions
1. Combine radish and watercress.
2. Whisk together dressing. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle over the salad.



I need to thank Anna for suggesting I add something sweet to the dressing (honey) to cut the "bite" of the watercress and the radish.

10 comments:

Angie's Recipes said...

Never saw this one before, the salad looks very refreshing and delicious with honey dressing!

Heavenly Housewife said...

I've never seen these either. They are pretty :D. Love seeing new fruits and veggies.
Enjoy the rest of your weekend. *kisses* HH

♥peachkins♥ said...

watermelon radishes are very colorful!makes the salad more interesting!

pigpigscorner said...

They are beautiful! lovely colours, I've never seen these before.

Mary said...

They are beautiful little things!. The salad looks terrific and I think your dressing is the perfect way to counteract the bite of your ingredients. Now where in the heck am I going to find watermelon radishes?

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Lea Ann said...

I had never seen Watermelon Radishes until last week and saw them in a magazine photo in a pickled radish recipe. They are beautiful and this salad sounds wonderful. Now, if I can just find some.

Darya said...

It's the pink color and green skin that makes them look like a watermelon. I like to serve them in red wine or sherry vinaigrette with black sesame seeds so they look like little watermelons :)

Thanks for the guest farmers market update from DC!!

Junglefrog said...

Wow. I had never heard of watermelon radishes! They look amazing! I will have a lookout here if I ever come across them. Would love to try!

BlueToYou said...

ooo, never seen these before, but i like the idea of using them with a light dressing like mustard!