Radish & Salt


Today I share with you a little bite of a snack that I only recently discovered through my marriage.  It is a traditional bite of vegetable that is common among my husband’s family, but is one I never heed any attention to till Thanksgiving. It was last year at Thanksgiving that I noticed my grandfather-in-law taking a bite of raw radish with salt sprinkled on it. Not only was he doing it, but so was my husband, my mother-in-law, and my grandmother-in-law! It took me by quite surprise.

For starters, radish has never been in my scheme of vegetables I eat commonly. It wasn’t a slight for preference or anything; it was simply a matter of exposure.  I simply was not exposed to radish on a frequent manner and it simply slide to the side of notice.  Secondly, I definitely never seen radish chomped on so readily – and especially with just a drizzle of salt. What was this interesting bite that my married family seemed to enjoy? I took one bite – and the rest is history. It is, now, a frequent chomp in our house.

What I love about radishes is that it has stout zing that can clear the sinuses, but without a burning heat that scolds the mouth and throat.  A sprinkle of salt adds a twist to the zing; suddenly it goes from zingy to zippy! Instead of just an instant wow in your mouth with a zing it transforms it into a zip that slowly builds with each bite.


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Serves: 1

Time: 3 minute


  • 1 bunch of radishes
  • A pinch of Salt


  1. Trim the tops and the bottoms of the radishes.  Wash the radishes well and pat dry.
  2. Sprinkle with a pinch of salt – and chomp!




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