Radishes, the Salad Star

Radishes are often mere accessories in green salads, but they play a bigger part in other salads, combined with ingredients from eggs to oranges.

Some hounds favor salads in which radishes are the main ingredient. dct likes a salad of sliced radishes, scallions, black olives, and feta with a simple vinaigrette. "I'm addicted to this Guatemalan radish salad," says rworange. It's simple and very good, she adds. Gio makes one with similar ingredients: thinly sliced radishes and carrots, cilantro, and jalapeño. She dresses hers with rice vinegar, salt, and sugar.

bushwickgirl makes a salad of orange segments, radishes, red onions, and mint, dressed with olive oil, a little orange juice, and salt and pepper. Missyme mixes coarsely chopped hard-boiled eggs with a small bunch of radishes, thinly sliced, and lightly dresses the mixture with a mustardy vinaigrette. It's "lovely and different," she says.

Discuss: your favorite radish salad?

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