Frieda's Watermelon Radish

Overview

What is a Watermelon Radish?

  • This large radish is beige to green with occasional pink blush on the outside. The flesh inside is bright pink, giving it a watermelon-like appearance when cut. This tender-crisp cousin of the daikon radish is peppery with a hint of sweetness.

How to Eat

  • Because of its unique color, the watermelon radish looks and tastes great thinly sliced or shaved in a salad, or used for pickling. Cut into thin wedges and serve in a veggie tray or spread with butter and a sprinkle of sea salt. Grab a large one and slice thin to use as low-carb mini taco shells! Watermelon radish can also be sauteed, roasted, and baked into colorful chips.

Health Benefits

  • Rich in Vitamin C.

How to Choose

  • Choose radishes that are firm–avoid the spongy ones.

How to Store

  • Store refrigerated, covered loosely in plastic for 3 to 5 days in the crisper drawer.

When are they in season?

  • Year-round.

Where are they grown?

  • U.S.A.

Recipes

Watermelon Radish & Orange Salad

Watermelon Radish and Orange Salad Original recipe by Carley Baulick, MS, RD, ShopRite of Monroe Ingredients 1 small shallot or half of a small red onion, finely minced 2 tablespoons white wine or champagne vinegar 1/4 teaspoon salt 2 medium … Continue reading

Pickled Watermelon Radish

Pickled Watermelon Radish Show off the watermelon radish’s beautiful colors year-round by adding gorgeous thin slices to sandwiches, rice bowls, or tacos. Ingredients 1 to 2 watermelon radishes 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar 1/2 cup water 1 teaspoon kosher salt … Continue reading

Grilled Jicama & Radish Salad with Chimichurri

Grilled Jicama & Watermelon Radish Salad with Chimichurri Grilling mellows the zesty radishes and gives sweet jicama a smoky edge. A bright and herbaceous chimichurri sauce brings it all home. Ingredients 1/2 cup plus 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil … Continue reading

 

 

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