This Polish Radish Salad also has cottage cheese, so perhaps we should call it a radish and cottage cheese salad or sałatka z rzodkiewek i serka wiejskiego.
With crusty bread, this can be a light Lenten supper, or play up the eggs and make it part of an Easter breakfast as the source, kulinarneprzeboje.pl recommends.
The texture is a little different, but the flavors are much like my farmer’s cheese veggie spread. A classic favorite on the Polish hotel breakfast buffet.
More times than I care to admit, I’ve bought a bunch of beautiful radishes and forgotten them in the crisper (which a friend jokingly refers to as the slimer).
Health benefits of radishes
I want to eat radishes. They’re tasty and so good for us.
High on Nutrients: Red radishes are packed with Vitamins E, A, C, B6, and K. Plus it’s high on antioxidants, fiber, zinc, potassium, phosphorous, magnesium, copper, calcium, iron and manganese. And each of these is known to keep our body in good working condition.Food NDTV
This Polish Radish Salad recipe is just what I need to remember to use the next bunch of radishes that I pick up.
Because, what do we do with radishes in an American kitchen? Slice them for a green salad? Maybe nibble a few with salt, risking the heat? From my friends, Bill and Anne, I learned that in a French kitchen, you wrap a salted radish in a buttered slice of baguette. So tasty, and the butter helps with the heat.
In a Polish kitchen, you often find radishes being paired with a cheese, as they are in this Polish Radish Salad. The cheese also helps offset the heat if you get a bunch of hot radishes.
Some people say the egg overpowers the radish. While I tasted the egg, I don’t think it steals the show. The salad tastes so fresh and light and has a wonderful crunchy texture. I hope you’ll enjoy it!
Polish Radish Salad – light, healthy salad with a lovely crunch!
- 4 eggs, hard-boiled
- 2 bunches of red radishes
- 2 tablespoons sliced chives
- 1/4 cup finely diced onion or sliced green onion
- 1 pound cottage cheese (454 g), drained
- 1 heaping teaspoon mustard
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/8 teaspoon pepper
- Peel and dice the eggs. Trim the top and bottom from the radishes, cut them in half, and cut into thin slices.
- Add the egg, radishes, chives, onion, cottage cheese, mustard, salt, and pepper to a bowl and stir to combine.
An accountant by trade and a food blogger since 2009, Lois Britton fell in love with Polish cuisine during the years she lived in Poznań, Poland. As the creator of PolishHousewife.com, she loves connecting readers with traditional Polish recipes. Lois has a graduate certificate in Food Writing and Photography from the University of South Florida. She is the author of The Polish Housewife Cookbook, available on Amazon and on her website.