Radish and Arugula Salad

photo (11) photo (12)Beautiful radishes at the Farmer’s Market and beautiful arugula from local farms.  I made this salad from radishes and arugula with Parmesan cheese, olive oil  and lemons. This is light and our friends loved it, so here it is. Whenever I make something new I need honest opinions and I got them from our friends because you know by now that Joel wouldn’t like it , since there was parmesan cheese he did take a bite but definitely not his thing. It is so my thing though and thanks Bob and Michele for your honest opinions.

This is super easy and not a lot of ingredients or special tools.

Ingredients:

2 tbsp. grated parmesan or pecorino cheese plus up to 3 tablespoons cheese ( 5 all together to have on hand)

2 tbsp. lemon juice , freshly squeezed ( 1 small lemon )

Kosher or Sea Salt

Freshly ground black pepper

1/4 cup olive oil

1 small bunch of radishes, trimmed and scrubbed. I place in a bowl or glass of water to get any additional dirt off , I just let them sit in the water after I’ve trimmed them till I’m ready to slice

4 cups arugula, I love the wild arugula if you can get it. Washed and thoroughly dried

Directions:

In a small bowl whisk together the 2 tablespoons of finely grated Pecorino or Parmesan, lemon juice, a couple of pinches of salt ( go easy and taste later) and a few grinds of black pepper. Slowly drizzle in the olive oil, whisking constantly . Taste for seasoning and set aside.

Slice the radishes into thin rounds. About 1 cup, more or less.

In a salad bowl combine the radishes, arugula and the additional 3 tablespoons of cheese and about 2/3 of the dressing. Toss well, taste and add more dressing if needed. Serve right away, before the radishes and arugula start to wilt.

*salad from FOOD52 website

3 responses to “Radish and Arugula Salad

  1. I LOVE Arugala, as well as Rashishes…I never really saw them together, but I went to a fresh farm stand today, and saw amazing Radishes! I always have Arugala in my house, and remember my buddy posted a salad w/ these 2 ingredients. We all have, (maybe not all) , but alot of people, if they like to cook, have olive oil, S&P, lemons, and either fresh , or grated parmesian cheese. Well, I just put the dressing together, bcause I had the rest! T”was a most delicious salad! Easy, and very delicious! I loved this recipe!

  2. Reblogged this on Cooking with Candi and commented:

    Even though it’s raining here in NY today I wanted to post this perfectly refreshing summer salad. Using some of those beautiful radishes out there in the market. I love radishes and eat them freshly scrubbed and raw with a little coarse salt. I also love them sliced thinly on toast with some smashed avocado. Countless possibilities with radishes. This salad is just perfect for all you radish lovers out there. Enjoy!

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