In honor of Lazy Mondays, I am making a salad by Sarah Yates of the blog A House in the Hills. Sarah’s blog features really beautiful, bright and healthy recipes, so don’t be surprised if I mine her site for Lazy Mondays in the future.
I made some minor changes to the original recipe, using a Meyer lemon in the place of one of the tangerines. Meyer lemons are pleasantly sweet, almost a hybrid of an orange and a lemon. I added the juice of the lemon to the dressing, and finished the salad off with a light sprinkle of lemon zest for color and a little boost of the citrus flavor. This salad is light and super easy to make. The red onion was an add-on as well, a nice accent to the sweet vinaigrette.
Don’t be afraid of the big, black radish. It is spicy and dense, kind of like a daikon but more graphic. My husband makes quick pickles with thin slices of the black radish, one of our favorite snacks. I highly recommend experimenting with this root vegetable. I have never seen this in a regular supermarket, so look for them at your farmer’s market or upscale grocer.