Fresh Radish Salad Easy and Quick

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Fresh Radish Salad with Mint

Radishes for Breakfast? Why Yes Please!

The Appalachian moon was still shining when I went out with a flashlight to harvest fresh mint this morning for my radish salad. Mint, the smell of springtime in the Appalachians, makes me happy even if it is five in the morning.

Today I was a guest at East Kentucky Broadcastings family of stations; doing four appearances before you got to work. We talked about the flavors of spring including ramps, mint, local eggs, sheep cheese, and radishes.


Cherry Belle Radishes Grow Your Own or Shop Farmers Market First!

Radishes are one of those vegetables that are underutilized. From the time you throw seeds on the ground until they are ready to harvest – it is under a month. The crisp, clean, peppery taste is something the folks in my little corner of Appalachia; seem to only value as a garnish and afterthought. But the times are changing!

I love radishes and have chosen several different varieties in this year’s spring garden. Really, I had never thought of them as a breakfast food. But why not? Served with a handful of mint and as a preface to savories this little radish salad will wake your taste buds right up.

I like radish salad for an interesting side dish when the girls come over for lunch too! OH! What about as a little cold fresh salad on a romantic picnic? Talk about your easy picnic recipe!

Radish salad, it’s not really a recipe. It is more an idea. Play with the flavors. Expand your palate. Think outside the box. It is spring for crying out loud – live a little!

Ploughboy’s Breakfast Items featured April 9 East KY Broadcasting

Plowboy Breakfast Fresh Radish Salad, Scotch Eggs, Good Shepherd Sheep Cheese with Blackberry Jam

Other Ploughboy Breakfast Ideas: Scotch Egg Recipe  · Bread and Butter Pickles

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About Joyce Pinson

Joyce Friend Pinson is a regional farm-to-table columnist for the Appalachian-News Express. She is a local television host. Her column show and blog, Friends Drift Inn, explores food, gardening, and real life farm-to-table stories from the perspective of a baby boomer in Appalachia. Joyce has a background in agriculture, media, and small business. Joyce is an heirloom gardening addict and home canner. She has a penchant for big hats, pointy toed shoes, and bourbon. Along with her husband Charlie, Joyce really does live in a barn where they ballroom dance. And laugh. And cook. And giggle.