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Radish Salad with Raspberry Poppy Seed Vinaigrette Recipe

Lookie! Lookie! Lookie!

I went to the store and I fell in love. Purple. Tubular. Shinnnnnneeeey. The nice thing about falling in love at the store is that you don’t have to wait for something to love you back. So I bought them and made them my own.

When I returned home, I remembered that I didn’t really like radishes because of their severe bite. The bad thing about falling in love with something that gets fresh with you at the store is that you can’t give it back.

So I sliced them real pretty. Nope, still didn’t like them. I chopped all three bunches and tossed them into a bowl. Looked tasty but it didn’t help.

I decided to add some chopped pecans. They might be good with radishes.

I bargained with my pantry for awhile and walked out with some dried cranberries. Yum.

I have fallen in love with red onions this year so why not? Besides, they delightfully matched the purple radishes and this made me insanely happy.

Eventually if you stare at the makings of a salad long enough it will cry out for a dressing. I listened and poured 1/2 cup of olive oil into a jar.

Added a couple of tablespoons of balsamic vinegar…

and I just happen to have about a 1/2 a cup of homemade raspberry jam. Yep. Raspberry vinaigrette sounded good.

All I needed then was all things small… poppy seeds, salt and pepper.

Placing the lid on the jar (I love these lids) I was smitten with the most gorgeous dressing I’d ever made. I tossed all of the ingredients together in an attempt to justify my spontaneous, uncontrollable radish purchase and…

I love radishes.

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  1. Excellent post, thank you for sharing this with all of us, please keep more of these posts coming so we can all enjoy them.

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