Radish greens salad with dried cranberries and chick peas

Please, please, please, dear reader, next time you grab a bunch of radishes with healthy, vibrant-looking greens, give this salad a try! Or any salad! These greens are good for you and taste great!

Just make sure to dunk them a few times in cold water to clean them out thoroughly. This salad has a combination of sweet flavor (cranberries), pungency (onions), mellowness (chick peas) and bite (radish greens). A satisfying combination in itself!

INGREDIENTS:

  • 1 or 2 bunches of radishes, cut off the greens and use for a salad. Keep the radishes for the next day and either saute in butter or stuff in sandwiches or eat as a snack.
  • 1 cup (or more) of garbanzo beans, fully cooked.
  • 1 large shallot, cut in rings (or any other type of onion)
  • a handful of dried cranberries

DRESSING:

  • 2 cloves of garlic, mashed
  • 1/3 cup of raspberry vinegar or the juice of one lemon
  • 2/3 cup olive oil
  • dash of salt, pepper
  1. After washing the radish greens and drying them, place them in a bowl along with the other ingredients; prepare the dressing, whisk well and pour one tablespoon at a time over the salad and toss. Use the leftover dressing for another salad.

NOTE: Radish greens are loaded with Vitamin C, calcium, protein and cancer-protective nutrients.

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14 Comments

  1. Posted January 28, 2010 at 10:34 pm | Permalink

    Wow!! Thanks for this! I actually saw a bunch of radishes on sale today, and was debating whether to get it, but it was mostly greens and not too much radish. now I know exactly what to do with the greens, YES!

  2. Posted January 29, 2010 at 2:40 am | Permalink

    Salad looks so colourful and healthy ….Lovely click too

  3. Posted January 29, 2010 at 3:33 am | Permalink

    A beautiful salad!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  4. Posted January 29, 2010 at 9:56 am | Permalink

    salad looks very colorful…I make a sautee of the radish greens with garlic..coincidence..i’ve posted a salad too !

  5. Posted January 29, 2010 at 10:38 am | Permalink

    A colourful Salad!!! And a lovely combination of different flavours:)

  6. Posted January 29, 2010 at 11:52 am | Permalink

    thank you once again for bringing sweetness to life…

  7. Posted January 29, 2010 at 12:58 pm | Permalink

    this a true healthy and delicious lunch!!!
    perfect

  8. Posted January 29, 2010 at 3:19 pm | Permalink

    hello Joumana..
    thanks for stopping by and leave a nice comment..
    the recipe is very easy , cut it in half and follow directions.
    freeze excellent, still have one in the freezer and one pumpkin bread too.
    leave them for emergency… when I cannot bake, which is never.

    I want to ask you what is the name of the bread book you mentioned, sound very interesting for me.

  9. Joumana
    Posted January 29, 2010 at 3:41 pm | Permalink

    Arlette, this is a very old book I picked up at an antique mall. I will take pics and show you all the breads if you want, it is very interesting! Are you on Facebook?

  10. Posted January 29, 2010 at 5:07 pm | Permalink

    We don’t see the green parts of radishes at bazaar, but I remember that mom used to put them in salads as we had radishes in our small garden. And I would definitely squeeze lemon on this green salad. Thanks for reminding this salad from my childhood.

  11. Posted January 31, 2010 at 12:08 am | Permalink

    Love it…..simple & healthy…

  12. Posted February 1, 2010 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    Radish greens are my favorite! Some people I know in the US thought that I was crazy when they knew I eat those :))) hilarious! Very healthy salad, love it!

  13. cmiranda
    Posted February 2, 2010 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    Very intresting combination of flavors,will give it a try once the weather is warmer.

  14. Posted May 9, 2011 at 10:54 am | Permalink

    Une salade qui nous donnera un bon coup de fraîcheur ça c’est ” radis cal ” et de la couleur….

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