Ah the radish… one of the first crops to come up in the garden.

So crunchy and fresh, I couldn’t resist creating a slaw. This recipe is simple and delicious! I served it with dinner as a side with white fish and mashed potatoes, but it’s also a great dish to bring to a BBQ or picnic – just double the recipe for more servings! (Serves 2.)


    1 cup radish, sliced thin
    1/2 cup fennel, sliced thin (reserve some of the fine greens to chop and garnish)
    2 tablespoons light mayonnaise
    1 tablespoon whole grain mustard
    1 teaspoon lemon juice
    1 teaspoon cider vinegar
    salt and pepper optional, to taste


I whisked the wet ingredients together in a bowl first, then added the radish and fennel. Mix well and serve chilled.

Radish and fennel slaw in a bowl

Also, while experimenting with radishes, I enjoyed a snack of radish slices on toast with mashed avocado. The buttery avo went nicely with the peppery radish with a hint of salt & pepper. Give it a try!

Sliced radishes and avocado on toast

Special thanks to John DiLiso for providing me with more tasty radishes than I could ever grow for recipe testing and general snacking!


This recipe is courtesy of our friend Erin Spencer. Check out her Erin’s Food Ideas Facebook page and her Dirty Girl urban gardening webseries on YouTube.