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Simply Delicious Radish Salad

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This radish salad is simply delicious, with the fresh flavors of chive, parsley, and lemon!

Every bite of radish salad is a slice of springtime! Simple, bright flavors are all you need to make spicy sweet radishes sing! Julienning radishes makes all the difference: each little matchstick is coated with lemony vinaigrette! With an optional sprinkle of black sesame seeds, you’ll have a stunning salad that tastes as good as it looks.  

My favorite way to serve radish salad is family-style with other cool flavors like Tuna Avocado Bruschetta, German Potato Salad, and Greek Pasta Salad!


  1. Radishes – radishes are a crispy and spicy base for this salad!
  2. Chives – chives add a mild oniony pop and bright green color.
  3. Italian parsley – Italian parsley (AKA flat leaf parsley) adds a lemony brightness.
  4. Lemon juice – lemon juice adds acid and freshness.
  5. White wine vinegar – white wine vinegar adds delicate acid.
  6. Extra virgin olive oil – olive oil binds everything together.
  7. Black sesame seeds (optional) – black sesame seeds add a cool earthy, nutty touch.

Ingredient Substitutions

  1. Chives – substitute scallions (green onion) for chives.
  2. Parsley – substitute cilantro for parsley.
  3. Lemon – substitute lime for lemon juice.
  4. White wine vinegar – substitute white balsamic vinegar for white wine vinegar.
  5. Black sesame seeds – eliminate sesame seeds altogether, or use regular sesame seeds.

How to Store Radishes

Store radishes right in grocery store plastic bag if you are using them within 3 days. If you need to store them for longer, wrap the radishes in damp paper towels and seal in a plastic bag, storing in your refrigerator crisper for up to a week.

How to Cut Radishes

Simply cut all green leaves and stems off your radishes. Rest the radishes on their sides and slice them into thin slices with a knife. A mandolin is an even better option for slicing radishes extra thin!

After slicing, stack a few radish slices on top of each other and cut the slices into thin matchsticks (julienne).

What Does Julienne Cut Look Like?

Julienne is a type of knife cut that resembles thin matchsticks!

How to Make Radish Salad

Full details in recipe card below!

  1. Thinly slice radishes.

    Slice radishes with a sharp knife or mandolin.

  2. Cut the slices into thin matchsticks.

    Julienne radishes into matchsticks.

  3. Toss julienned radishes with all other ingredients.

    Add all other ingredients to radishes.

  4. Let marinate for 10 minutes.

How to Store Leftover Radish Salad

For optimal freshness, store radish salad in an airtight container for up to 2 days!

Tips & Tricks

  • Chop your parsley and chives finely so they mix well with the julienned radishes!
  • Let your salad marinate for 10 minutes if time allows!

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

What do radishes taste like?

Radishes are crunchy, spicy, peppery and a little sweet,  perfect for munching on with a little sea salt, or in this simply delicious radish salad!

Do you need to peel radishes?

Absolutely not! Radishes and their leaves are edible.

What to Serve With Radish Salad

Radish salad is a versatile veggie side dish or appetizer for really any lunch, dinner, or picnic! I especially love serving radish salad as part of a springtime or summertime spread along with:

  1. Lentil Salad
  2. Tuna Avocado Bruschetta
  3. German Potato Salad
  4. Curried Chicken Salad
  5. Greek Pasta Salad

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Simply Delicious Radish Salad

This radish salad is simply delicious, with the fresh flavors of chive, parsley, and lemon!
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time: 35 minutes
Optional Marinating Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 45 minutes
Course: Appetizer, Salad, Side Dish
Keyword: spring, summer
Servings: 4 servings
Calories: 78kcal
Author: Tastefully Grace


  • 4 bunches radishes (about 40 radishes) cleaned and greens removed
  • ¼ cup chives finely chopped
  • ¼ cup Italian flat-leaf parsley finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons black sesame seeds optional
  • Salt to taste


  • Thinly slice radishes using a mandolin or a very sharp knife.
  • Stack a few radishes on top of each other and cut the slices into thin matchsticks (see video for visual instructions!).
  • In a medium bowl, toss julienned radishes with all other ingredients (chives, parsley, olive oil, lemon juice, white wine vinegar, salt to taste, and black sesame seeds if desired).
  • If time allows, let marinate for 10 minutes before serving!



  • Chop your parsley and chives finely so they mix well with the julienned radishes!


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 78kcal | Carbohydrates: 2g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Sodium: 22mg | Potassium: 154mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 429IU | Vitamin C: 15mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 1mg
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