Chinese Radish Salad

June 14, 2022

Growing up, Local Roots contributor Irena can remember her mom always looking forward to radish season so she that could make this delightfully bright salad. Dressing some gorgeous in-season radishes in a simple, slightly sweet and tart sauce, each crunchy bite of radish is seasoned to true perfection. Serve this at a garden party or as a refreshing side to some freshly steamed, warm rice.



1 bunch Local Roots radishes

¾ Tbsp. sugar

½ Tbsp. Chinkiang vinegar

½ Tbsp. sesame oil

Optional: toasted sesame seeds



1. Remove radish tops and thoroughly wash radishes.

2. Cut stem and roots from each radish and cut each radish to be around the same size.

3. Place your knife flat on top of each radish and apply pressure or make a fist, then lightly bring it down to smash the radish.

TIP: You want the radish to open up and look craggy to absorb more sauce.

4. In a bowl, mix together the sugar, vinegar, and sesame oil until the sugar dissolves.

5. Dress the radish in the sauce by tossing them and turning them until there is sauce in each crevice of the radish.

6. Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds if desired, then serve! Local Roots loves this dish served alongside some warm rice and as a fun and exciting side.


This recipe was created by Local Roots contributor Irena Huang / @irena__huang

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