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Radish Salsa

radish salsa

Hello again, all!  How was your weekend/Monday?  We got crazy amount of rain up here, about 1 1/2 inches early Sunday morning.  I woke up at about 2:30 am to the sound of rain coming down in buckets.  I love that sound.  Nothing relaxes me more than the sound of rain falling.  That and the wind in the winter.  I find that oddly relaxing too.

Now that I think about it it’s kind of weird that I like rain and storms at night.  When I was a little kid I hated thunderstorms.  Those tornado drills in elementary school made me feel like bad weather was my mortal enemy.

radish salsa

But then somewhere along the way everything shifted.  I went camping a couple times and it rained the ENTIRE trip, but I had a lot of fun running up and down the trails in the rain.  After that I didn’t really care about storms anymore.

Well, with all of this hot, humid weather I’m still in the mood for fresh, spicy salsa.  A couple posts ago I showed you all my cilantro apple salsa. And now this week it’s radish salsa.

I love radishes.  I always have.  I remember running out back to the garden when I was a kid, picking some peas and radishes, washing them up real quick, and having them for an afternoon snack.  Aren’t gardens awesome?  If we hadn’t had a garden back then with radishes I’m not sure when I would have tried them.

This radish salsa is spicy and tangy, with that awesome cilantro kick.  Try swapping the cilantro for mint. I know it sounds weird, but those contrasting flavors are awesome.

I really like having this salsa in a refried bean burrito.  And I’ve actually topped my salads with this instead of dressing.  Gotta love those radishes!

radish salsa

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Radish Salsa
  • 1½ lbs radishes, chopped into small pieces
  • 1 medium white onion
  • 1-2 jalapeños, seeded and minced
  • 2 tsp minced fresh ginger
  • 1 cup cilantro or mint, minced
  • 3 tbsp lime juice
  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste
  1. Combine all ingredients to a medium bowl and mix well. Refrigerate for an hour to allow the flavors to incorporate.


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  • Annie @ The Garlic Diaries July 12, 2016, 6:39 am

    I’ve never thought to use radishes in salsas like this before! What a unique and awesome idea! I’ll have to add this to my list :).

    • Amanda July 13, 2016, 12:42 pm

      Thanks so much, Annie!

  • Kathy @ Beyond the Chicken Coop July 12, 2016, 7:53 am

    I love the sound of a good rainstorm. There’s something so great about it…especially if you’re warm and dry inside a cozy bed. I’ve never had a radish salsa before. I love radishes…I’ll need to give this a try!

    • Amanda July 13, 2016, 12:42 pm

      Thanks, Kathy! I hope you like it!

  • annie@ciaochowbambina.com July 12, 2016, 10:12 am

    We’re getting an abundance of radishes through our CSA and I’m looking for new ways to use them! This salad is the bomb!! PS) I love summer storms at night, too!!

    • Amanda July 13, 2016, 12:43 pm

      Thanks, Annie! Nothing beats the sound of rain at night!

  • Karen @ The Food Charlatan July 13, 2016, 4:54 pm

    I love waking up to rain! Makes everything feel so fresh 🙂 This salsa looks good! I was a late radish bloomer, but now I love them 🙂

    • Amanda July 15, 2016, 11:44 am

      Thanks, Karen! Welcome to the radish lover’s society. 🙂

  • Cheyanne @ No Spoon Necessary July 14, 2016, 8:18 am

    The sound of rain is SO relaxing, right!? I happen to love it too, especially in the mornings or at night. I also happen to loooove radishes, so this salsa is all sorts of calling my name! I could legit put this on ALL the things! Cheers, girlie!

    • Amanda July 15, 2016, 11:45 am

      Thanks, Cheyanne! I’d like an alarm clock with the sound of rain to wake you up instead of an annoying beep. But…maybe the relaxing sound wouldn’t really wake me up at all. Haha.

  • Shelby @ Go Eat and Repeat July 14, 2016, 12:49 pm

    This radish salad looks delicious! I’m still kind of afraid of storms- it’s the wind that gets me! Maybe one day I’ll learn to get over it too lol

    • Amanda July 15, 2016, 11:46 am

      Thanks, Shelby. I do draw a line on liking storms when the sky gets all weirdly green and there are tornado warnings nearby. That pretty much stops the fun in its tracks. Haha. 🙂

  • Christin@SpicySouthernKitchen July 15, 2016, 9:29 am

    I love trying different and creative salsas! Must try this. I love radishes but can never think of ways to use them besides adding to a salad. 🙂

    • Amanda July 15, 2016, 11:48 am

      Thanks! Yeah, I’ve pretty much always just had radishes in salads too. I kind of want to figure out other weird ways to use them.

  • Anu - My Ginger Garlic Kitchen July 15, 2016, 10:59 am

    It’s raining cats and dogs here! Radish salsa? Wow! Sounds like a delicious and fun recipe! Can’t wait to give it a go, when I buy radishes next time! Have a fun weekend! 🙂

    • Amanda July 15, 2016, 11:49 am

      Thanks, Anu! Have a great weekend! That rain you’re having sounds great!

  • Eva @ Eva Bakes July 15, 2016, 11:43 am

    Look at all those vibrant colors! This colorful salad just makes me happy!

    • Amanda July 15, 2016, 11:49 am

      Thanks so much, Eva!

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