This week I decided to blog about the humble radish, a veggie that I admit I didn't have too much fondness of until recently. It wasn't that I hated it, but I didn't really like it that much either. That was before I made Crunchy Chopped Salad with Gorgonzola and Radishes and discovered the marriage of radishes and Gorgonzola cheese, truly a wonderful flavor team. That recipe inspired this one, which was partly the result of one of those big bags of broccoli from Costco!
There are many sizes and varieties of radishes, many of which are more common in Asia than in the west. Radishes are actually quite nutritious, being a good source of Vitamin C and many minerals. Radishes are easy to grow yourself, and actually are quite famous for being one of the first seeds to sprout in the garden. If you like radishes at all, I suggest you get some and make this salad!
Broccoli and Radish Salad with Gorgonzola
(original recipe from Kalyn, 4 servings)
6 cups broccoli flowerets, cut into bite sized pieces
2 cups radishes, trimmed and cut into fourths lengthwise
1/4 cup Blue Cheese salad dressing (use more or less to taste)
1/4 cup crumbled Gorgonzola cheese
salt, fresh ground pepper to taste
In large bowl combine broccoli and radishes. Toss with blue cheese dressing, add Gorgonzola, and toss again. Season with salt and pepper. Serve immediately.