Radish Sesame Salad


Radish Sesame Salad

Every year, early in the spring I plant radishes from seed in my little garden.   Since my garden is so small, I tuck the radishes rows between some of the slower growing vegetables such as broccoli or cabbage in order to utilize precious garden space.  Radishes are amazingly fast and easy to grow.  All they need is water and warm spring days.  Within 3 weeks after sowing the seeds, I am able to harvest crunchy little radishes for salads and snacks.


Thin sliced crunchy red radishes…


My Radish and Sesame Seed Salad is one of my favorite ways to prepare fresh picked radishes from my garden.  It’s vibrant in color and has wonderful Asian inspired flavors.  Next time you plant a garden, try sowing a few radish seeds.  Enjoy!  Tessa


  • 3 cups thinly sliced red radishes
  • 2 Tbs Mirin (sweet cooking wine)
  • 2 Tbs sesame oil
  • 2 Tbs rice vinegar
  • 1 tsp black sesame seeds
  • 1 tsp minced ginger
  • 1/2 tsp garlic paste
  • 1/2 tsp salt or to taste
  • fresh cilantro, green onion or chives for garnish

Thinly slice the radishes with a mandolin or sharp knife.  Set aside.  In a medium sized bowl whisk together the Mirin, sesame oil, rice vinegar, black sesame seeds, ginger, garlic and salt.  Add radishes and toss.  Place in the refrigerator and let marinate for about 45 minutes.  Garnish with fresh cilantro, green onions or chives.  Makes 4 servings.

28 thoughts on “Radish Sesame Salad

  1. lasuch w kuchni

    Thanks for Easter wishes Tessa. Have a great Easter as well :-D and coming back to your recipe. it’s a great spring salad idea. it’s s sign that spring is coming to town. After visiting your blog for a while I am more and more convinced that having a garden even the smallest is such a rewarding experience on many levels. I’m so going to grow some radishes as well.

    1. Tessa

      Hey Joanna! I’m glad to hear! You’ll love growing a garden. Fresh organic vegetables, herbs and fruit at your fingertips :).

  2. Simply Tia

    I have some radishes here and have never eaten radishes. I didn’t know what to do with them. Have been searching for recipes for days. And then you came along with this! Thank you.

    Also Tessa, I emailed you yesterday to inform you that you won the first prize in my giveaway. You can email me at tia@iamsimplytia.com to let me know where I can mail your goodies to. Thanks!

  3. mjskit

    Bobby is not a fan of radish, but I am. I’ll just have to make this delicious little salad for myself and enjoy it all by myself. :) Love it!

  4. roberta

    I go on dreaming a little garden, some little seeds to sow, and the beautiful and tasteful fresh vegetables I could have……I feel the freshness of these radishes and their taste from here :)
    Hugs Tessa!

  5. peasepudding

    Love all those flavours Tessa and we still have lovely fresh radish popping up so this one will be on the menu tonight. Thanks

  6. Sissi

    Tessa, this is the most beautiful radish dish photo I have ever seen! The recipe sounds delicious too (especially for such a sesame fan like me), so thank you so much for the inspiration. I hope you have spent wonderful Easter.

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