Cool and Crunchy: 5 Easy Radish Slaws

Are you wary of radishes? Maybe you don't love their flavor enough to eat them plain (even if it's with butter and sea salt)? Don't give up on this early Spring vegetable just yet. Try slicing it into a colorful slaw with one of these tangy, sweet, or peanut-y dressings.

We love slaws- the way you can scoop up one big forkful and get a menagerie of shaved vegetables in one bite. We love the crunch, the bright color, and the way they can be made ahead of time.

In all of these recipes, radishes are an accompaniment to another slaw stalwart, like cabbage or carrots.

1. Cabbage and Radish Slaw with Peanut Dressing (above), from Martha Stewart. This looks more rustic and chunky, or maybe it was just composed for the picture, but you could easily run everything through a food processor and shred it to make it more quickly.

2. Napa Cabbage Slaw with Radishes, Golden Raisins and Dijon Dressing, also from Martha Stewart. A little sweet, a little spicy, and the radishes take more center stage with the softer, less crunchy Napa cabbage.

3. Cabbage-Radish Slaw with Cilantro-Lime Vinaigrette, from The New York Times. More of a Latin flair; it also has poblano chiles in it.

4. Radish Slaw, from Epicurious. A simple dressing of lemon juice, sugar, and olive oil. Couldn't be easier.

5. Radish Slaw with New York Deli Dressing, from Cooking Light. We're not exactly sure what makes this dressing a New York deli dressing (it has mustard?), but we love the mix of carrots and bell peppers. No cabbage in this one!

Do you have a radish slaw recipe you'd like to share?

Related: How to Eat a Radish: Tips, Ideas, and Recipes

(Images: MarthaStewart.com; Becky Luigart-Stayner; Lisa Alison/Cooking Light)

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