Naturally black produce with a spooky root tail? I'll take it any day over disgusting food made to resemble severed body parts to celebrate Halloween. When we spotted these black radishes in the store, I knew I wanted to make something to accentuate the peppery taste (and smell...woah) of radishes. The problem? I'm not a fan of radishes.

This cucumber and black radish salad is paired with a sweetened vinagrette and warm cumin in a thinly sliced side dish. Radish haters rejoyce. There is a way to enjoy them.

Black Radish Cucumber Salad

  • 2 T cider vinegar
  • 1 T olive oil
  • 1 t sugar
  • 1 pinch hawaiian salt
  • 1 grind fresh black pepper
  • 1 sprinkle cumin
  • 1/2 a peeled and sliced cucumber
  • 1/4 black radish, sliced
Directions: Wash, peel and de-seed cucumbers. Slice using a mandolin to create cucumber ribbons. Wash and leave skin in tact on black radishes. Slice using a mandolin (watch the fingers!).  Place cucumber and radish in a colander, adding salt over the top. Place a plate over the produce in the colander and allow to drain for 20 minutes. Whisk vinegar, oil, sugar to create a dressing. Toss produce in vinaigrette and top with cumin, pepper, and salt.


Love radishes or hate them? Halloween themed foods?