Radish Chopped Salad Recipe

This chopped salad recipe features a homemade blue cheese dressing that pairs perfectly with spicy radishes and crisp romaine lettuce.

Chopped salad recipe | Radish salad

Radishes and blue 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 chopped salad recipe that’s a must try! The blue 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 (if you’re a skeptic, start with a mild blue cheese).

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Chopped Salad Recipe | Radish salad

How to make this chopped salad recipe

When we first tested this chopped salad recipe, we used the blue cheese only as a topping and left it out of the dressing. While still delicious, we found that the flavor of the cheese was totally overwhelmed by the spicy radishes. Once we thought to add it to the dressing, everything changed. The creamy blue cheese dressing perfectly complements the crunchy radishes, and the flavors all meld together. There’s no stand-out ingredient this way, which is exactly what we were going for. The body of the salad is both green cabbage and romaine lettuce, which makes for contrasting flavors and textures.

This chopped salad recipe is one of our favorite salad recipes and pairs perfectly with anything from Margherita pizza to a Jackfruit BBQ Sandwich. Let us know if you try it in the comments below!

Blue cheese dressing

Making this blue cheese 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—blue cheese dressing couldn’t be easier to make! In this chopped salad recipe, all you have to do is mash up some of the blue cheese with red wine vinegar to make a creamy paste, then whisk in the remaining dressing ingredients until a creamy dressing forms.

You may have some of the blue cheese dressing left over after making this chopped salad recipe, but leftovers stay good for up to a week in the fridge. You can repurpose 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.

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Pouring dressing onto salad
Radish salad with blue cheese dressing | Chopped salad recipe

This recipe is…

This chopped salad recipe is vegetarian and gluten-free.

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Chopped salad recipe | Radish salad

Radish Chopped Salad Recipe with Blue Cheese Dressing


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

Description

This chopped salad recipe features a homemade blue cheese dressing that pairs perfectly with spicy radishes and crisp romaine lettuce.


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Ingredients


Instructions

  1. Chop the cabbage and the romaine lettuce into bite-sized pieces. Slice the radishes.
  2. Make the Blue Cheese Dressing.
  3. Toss the vegetables the desired amount of dressing. To serve, top with additional blue cheese crumbles and fresh ground pepper.

  • Category: Salad
  • Method: Raw
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: chopped salad recipe, chopped salad, radish salad, blue cheese dressing, homemade salad dressing

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About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best healthy cookbooks of 2018. She’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the food blog A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Sonja seeks to inspire adventurous eating to make the world a better place one bite at a time.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is an acclaimed food photographer and author based in Indianapolis. He’s host of the food podcast Small Bites and founder of the recipe website A Couple Cooks. Featured from the TODAY Show to Bon Appetit, Alex is author of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the best vegetarian cookbooks by Epicurious.

3 Comments

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    Dee
    May 9, 2011 at 10:17 pm

    That looks delicious! I love the colors in this salad, definitely something I need to try :)

  • Reply
    Kerri
    May 10, 2011 at 8:54 pm

    These recipes looks fantastic!

  • Reply
    Dani
    May 12, 2011 at 10:56 am

    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!

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