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This chopped salad recipe features a creamy dressing that pairs perfectly with spicy radishes, Gorgonzola crumbles, and crisp romaine lettuce.

Chopped salad recipe | Radish salad

Radishes and Gorgonzola cheese are a popular combination, and after trying them together it’s no wonder. The refreshing bite of radishes is perfect against pungent blue cheese. Here we’ve combined them into this delicious Gorgonzola salad that’s a must try recipe! The cheese is the star here: it’s used as a topping on the salad and is also the star of our insanely good homemade blue cheese dressing. If you’re a blue cheese lover, this is the green salad for you.

Gorgonzola salad

What’s in this radish & Gorgonzola salad recipe?

This Gorgonzola salad recipe is one of our favorite salad recipes because it’s so versatile! It pairs perfectly with anything from Margherita pizza to a BBQ Sandwich. What are all the secrets to this tasty side dish? Here’s what’s inside:

  • Romaine & green cabbage: The body of this salad is a mix of both green cabbage and romaine lettuce, which makes for contrasting flavors and textures!
  • Sliced radishes: Radishes add a crunch and peppery nuance.
  • Gorgonzola crumbles: Blue cheese bring a pungent richness to every bite.
  • Homemade blue cheese dressing: It’s all held together by this creamy homemade dressing, which perfectly complements the ingredients.
Blue cheese dressing

Making the creamy Gorgonzola dressing

Few people think to make homemade blue cheese dressing because they assume it’s tough to perfect. We’ve found the complete opposite to be true—this gorgonzola dressing couldn’t be easier to make! Here are the basic steps for how to make the dressing:

  • Mash up a handful of Gorgonzola cheese crumbles with apple cider vinegar to make a creamy paste.
  • Whisk in yogurt, mayonnaise, garlic powder, onion powder, salt and pepper until a creamy dressing forms.
  • Stir in another handful of cheese crumbles to make for a chunky texture.

You may have some of the dressing left over after making this Gorgonzola salad recipe, but leftovers stay good for up to a week in the fridge. You can re-purpose this dressing as a dip for veggie sticks, drizzle it onto pizza, use it as a dressing for potato salad or egg salad, and more! However you eat it, it’s bound to impress.

Related: 10 Homemade Salad Dressing Recipes

Pouring dressing

A few favorite ways to use radishes!

Do you love radishes? Here are a few more easy radish recipes to use up the bunch:

  • Simple Radish Salad Quick, fresh and delicious, pairing chickpeas and herbs with this crunchy veggie!
  • Roasted Radishes Throw radishes into a hot oven in this unique easy side dish recipe: they come out vibrant and juicy, with a sweet, mild flavor!
  • Radish Toasts This radish toast recipe is a simple, yet elegant breakfast or brunch option that takes just 5 minutes to make.
  • Radishes with Butter and Salt Here’s a traditional elegant French snack: radishes with butter and salt. Use the highest quality butter and sea salt to make the radishes shine!
Radish salad with gorgonzola dressing

This radish & Gorgonzola salad recipe is…

Vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Chopped salad recipe | Radish salad

Radish & Gorgonzola Salad

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 4 1x


This chopped salad recipe features a creamy dressing that pairs perfectly with spicy radishes, Gorgonzola crumbles, and crisp romaine lettuce.


  • 1/2 head green cabbage
  • 1/2 head romaine lettuce
  • 8 to 10 radishes
  • Gorgonzola cheese crumbles
  • 1 recipe Creamy Blue Cheese Dressing (using Gorgonzola cheese)


  1. Chop the cabbage and the romaine lettuce into bite-sized pieces. Slice the radishes.
  2. Make the Blue Cheese Dressing (using Gorgonzola cheese).
  3. Toss the vegetables the desired amount of dressing. To serve, top with Gorgonzola crumbles and fresh ground pepper.
  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: Gorgonzola salad, Radish salad

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Last updated: January 2020

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Hi, we’re Alex and Sonja Overhiser, married cookbook authors, food bloggers, and recipe developers. We founded A Couple Cooks to share fresh, seasonal recipes for memorable kitchen moments! Our recipes are made by two real people and work every time.

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  1. OMG…I made this salad and added jumbo blueberries and cherry tomatoes…I used your recipe for the dressing too….definitely my new fav! Thanks

  2. That looks great! I have the Martha Stewart Radish Butter on the menu for next week, will try it on some whole grain bread, can´t wait!