White Radish Salad

White radishes
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Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 0 mins
Marinate for best flavor: 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 10 mins
Servings: 4 servings
Nutrition Facts (per serving)
116 Calories
9g Fat
9g Carbs
2g Protein
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Nutrition Facts
Servings: 4
Amount per serving
Calories 116
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 9g 11%
Saturated Fat 4g 22%
Cholesterol 25mg 8%
Sodium 306mg 13%
Total Carbohydrate 9g 3%
Dietary Fiber 2g 6%
Total Sugars 7g
Protein 2g
Vitamin C 15mg 75%
Calcium 62mg 5%
Iron 0mg 1%
Potassium 323mg 7%
*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.
(Nutrition information is calculated using an ingredient database and should be considered an estimate.)

Radish salad is a common addition to mixed salad plates like you find in German restaurants.

Scoop a bit onto your plate and see if you enjoy it as an accompaniment to your next Schnitzel or hamburger. 



  • 1 large daikon radish, or several smaller white radishes

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste

  • 1/2 to 3/4 cup (120 to 180 milliliters) sour cream, or crème fraîche

  • 1 to 2 tablespoons vinegar

  • 1 tablespoon sugar

  • 1 tablespoon prepared horseradish

  • Freshly ground black pepper, to taste

Steps to Make It

  1. Gather the ingredients.

  2. Peel and grate the radish(es). Put the grated radish in a sieve, sprinkle with salt and wait 10 minutes. Press out excess water.

  3. Mix the cream, vinegar, sugar horseradish, and pepper in a large bowl. Add the grated radish and stir to coat.

  4. Let the salad sit (cool or refrigerated) for at least 15 minutes although 1 to 2 hours is preferable before serving.

  5. Enjoy!

Recipe Variations

The salad can also be jazzed up with cubed, bell pepper, grated carrots or sliced cucumbers. It tastes even better after marinating overnight.

When serving, let the salad drain a little before plating.