Radishes are a great first crop for children to start learning to garden. They grow quickly and are fool proof. I plant radishes with my carrots. They are quick growing, so they help define my carrot rows long before the tiny carrot seedlings emerge. But then I’m left with a hug radish crop. What to do with all those radishes.
But what can you do with all those radishes? This tasty radish cole slaw is a good place to start. I like the different textures of the julienned radishes, grated carrots and shredded cabbage. I love using my mandolin to get perfect fine strips of radishes for this recipe. This is where I like to use different colored radishes, like the Watermelon Radish or Plum Purple.
1⁄2 head of cabbage, shredded
3 cups of radishes, finely julienned or grated
1 carrot, peeled and grated
1⁄2 cup olive oil
1⁄4 cup Dijon mustard
1/3 cup lemon juice
1⁄4 tsp black pepper
2 Tblsp sugar or honey
Whisk dressing ingredients together and pour over vegetables, mix well. It will store well in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.