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Radish & Turnip Salad with Oregano Vinaigrette
I’m so excited that it’s CSA season again! We just received our first box from the South West Wisconsin farm, Driftless Organics, last week. Our fridge is overflowing with greens – I could just sit and stare at it all day. I wouldn’t though, that would be crazy, but it is really refreshing to see so many raw veggies in our fridge again.

Subscribing to a CSA (Community Supported Agriculture) has a lot of great benefits. It allows you to support local agriculture and farmers on a first hand basis, you get and opportunity to eat lots of healthy stuff, and it gives exposure to new varieties of veggies that you may have never cooked with or even tried before. The hard part of course is being dedicated to preparing and eating your CSA box, it does take a bit of dedication.

Every season starts with greens so be prepared for a few salad recipes in the coming weeks, this one is a doozy. I could eat radishes all day long in the summer time, so I especially love this recipe. Salad turnips are almost as good as radishes with the a similar but smoother texture and milder flavor. The root vegetables are delicious with the oregano vinaigrette dressing.

   
 

Radish & Turnip Salad with Oregano Vinaigrette
Recipe from Driftless Organics

For Salad:

▼ 1 head chopped butterhead lettuce
▼ 4 salad turnips, sliced
▼ 2 medium rashes, sliced
▼ 2 purple scallions, chopped
▼ 4 hard boiled eggs, sliced (optional)

For Vinaigrette:

▼ 1 tbsp white wine vinegar
▼ 1 1/2 tsp dijon mustard
▼ 3 tsps fresh oregano finely chopped
▼ salt & pepper to taste
▼ 1 green garlic bulb & stalk, minced fine
▼ 4 tbsp olive oil

Mix all ingredients (save the hardboiled eggs) in a large salad bowl. Whisk vinaigrette ingredients together and serve over salad. Lay the eggs over the top of the mixed, dressed salad.
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  • Meghanssj June 24, 2014

    That looks sooooooo good. Radish and egg sound like a wonderful texture combo for a salad. I’ve topped deviled eggs with radishes, but never featured them prominently in a salad. Also, I bet the oregano dressing is great on the greens. We already ate up our farmer’s market radishes for the week, so I’ll have to keep this in mind for next week. MMMM.

    • Scoops June 26, 2014

      You should try it, the oregano dressing is really good and tastes really good with the radishes. I’m sure I’ll use it as a go-to dressing throughout the summer. My garden radishes are just starting to get big enough for the first batch, how are yours doing?

  • Dawn fp June 24, 2014

    Great timing. I just discovered how delicious radishes are like literally last Saturday. We had raw breakfast radishes as an appetizer at The Bachelor Farmer in the North Loop and they were crazy delicious. Can’t wait to try them with your yummy vinaigrette.

    • Scoops June 26, 2014

      Oh my god, the bachelor farmer is so good. And so our radishes, especially if you eat them with salt and butter, but that wouldn’t be healthy now, would it. You’ll love the dressing :)

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