The watermelon radish, it turns out.
It is named because of it's amazing coloring... greenish on the outside, and a beautiful red inside flesh.
This radish, although huge, is surprisingly sweet. Of course, it still tastes radish-y, but not as peppery as many other kinds. It is about the size of a softball, and with a very long set of greens, it is an imposing presence. Especially since it crashed the party.
|How would you feel if you met this guy before your morning cup of coffee?|
I have to admit that, since I am leaving for the weekend, I am in a bit of a rush to get all the veggies cooked and eaten early this week. I didn't experiment at all with this recipe, or change a thing.
Sweet Pickled Onion Watermelon Radish Salad
1 large watermelon radish, sliced into thin rounds
1 small white onion, sliced into thin rounds
1/3 cup orange juice
2 Tbsp extra virgin olive oil
1/2 tsp sea salt
1/2 tsp pepper (fresh ground)
2 Tbsp apple cider vinegar
splash of rice wine vinegar (optional - adds an extra layer of tart-sweetness)
1. Slice your onion and radish. Place in a large mixing bowl.
2. Add the remaining ingredients to the mixing bowl - toss well.
3. Place in fridge to chill overnight.