Ukrainian Radish Salad

I personally think there is nothing better in the world than taking and transforming garden vegetables from the dirt to the table.

I wanted to try something different with our radishes.

I found this radish salad that used some of our seasonal garden items. Spring onion, dill, and radish grace this salad. It makes a substitute for coleslaw.

I found this somewhere years ago on the net. Can’t remember where or I would give credit and I failed to note it. It had been adapted from Madhur Jaffreys World Vegetarian. I believe a dab of mustard might go well in there, although I haven’t tried to add it yet.


2 c. thinly sliced radishes
2 scallions — cut into very fine
— (use both white &
green parts)
1 clove garlic — finely minced
3 T. fresh dill — finely chopped
1 T. extra virgin olive oil
1/2 t. salt (be generous)
1/4 t. cayenne
1 c. lite sour cream
1/4 t. paprika

Adapted from Madhur Jaffreys World Vegetarian.

In a bowl, toss the radishes, scallions, garlic, dill, extra virgin olive oil, salt, and cayenne. Mix well and then add the sour cream and paprika. Mix well again. Chill at least three hours before serving to let the flavors marry. The final outcome makes a nice alternative to coleslaw.

(makes 3-4 side dish servings)


9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Penny
    May 22, 2009 @ 12:10:33

    Oh! This looks so delicious. What a great idea for your radishes.


  2. coffeepot
    May 22, 2009 @ 23:42:47

    Thanks Penny! It was something different.


  3. Pille @ Nami-Nami
    Jun 01, 2009 @ 11:39:01

    Fascinating and pretty!!


  4. Sue
    Jun 02, 2009 @ 21:12:19

    Thank you Pille


  5. collyn
    Jul 31, 2009 @ 01:54:23

    radish salad


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  7. Claudia Knaizuk
    Aug 03, 2010 @ 20:21:22

    My husband is full blood Russian and quite a few years ago a couple
    we were acquainted with, who were also Russian, invited us to dinner. She had made a radish salad that was pretty good with sliced red onions, chopped up scallions, mayo and s&p. Maybe you would like to try it.


  8. Susan
    Jun 19, 2011 @ 17:38:12

    My husband and i spent some time in Ukraine. They do make the best radish salad–my favorite was at a lovely restaurant in Kiev. This salad is very good and reminds me of Eastern Europe.


  9. blogger
    Apr 06, 2013 @ 19:13:02


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