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The finished salad is great with pasta or whatever else you like to eat with radishes

Recipe: Watermelon Radish & Burrata Salad

Winter radishes are ready to harvest, so we made this Watermelon Radish & Burrata Salad last night. It’s a great way to showcase these winter-grown roots from your garden.

If you don’t have watermelon radishes, any winter radish will do. We have also used Bora King radishes for this dish and they look beautiful on the plate.

watermelon radish ingredients
Watermelon Radish, lemon juice, chives, salt, olive oil, and some burrata or fresh mozzarella is all you need to make this salad.

Radishes with Burrata – from Bon Appétit

(Note: we use half the recipe below for 2 people)


  • 2 watermelon radishes, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice
  • 8oz. burrata or bocconcini
  • Chopped fresh chives and finely grated lemon zest (for serving)


First, slice your watermelon radishes thin on a mandolin. Thin is key. Because thick slices are more work for your mouth.

Sliced watermelon radishes
Sliced watermelon radishes. Use a mandolin for the thinnest possible slices.

Next, place those slices in a bowl with the olive oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper.

watermelon radish with dressing
Toss to coat. Be sure to separate the radishes in the bowl to ensure even coating.

Then, tear up the burrata or fresh mozzarella onto plates

Mozzarella on plates
Fresh mozzarella works if you don’t have burrata.

Last, arrange the watermelon radishes on top of the cheese, and drizzle with the remaining dressing in the bowl. Then grind a little more pepper on top, and sprinkle with chives and a little lemon zest if you like.

Finished watermelon radishes and burrata salad
The finished salad is great with pasta or whatever else you like to eat with radishes

This dish could be made with spring radishes this spring/summer if you missed the winter radish opportunity. And since it’s a quick no-cook recipe, it is a crowd pleaser any day of the week.

Need more recipes for winter radishes? Then try Parmesan Roasted Winter Radishes or Pickled Winter Radishes

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