Black Radish, Endive and Apple Salad 8.000

Scott Suchman for The Washington Post

Nov 15, 2015

The Thanksgiving salad course is an easy place to experiment with flavors and textures; the tender crunch in this mixture, with its cinnamon-scented dressing, seems to mesh particularly well with the holiday meal.

Make Ahead: The dressing can be made several hours in advance and held at room temperature. Re-whisk just before serving.

Where to Buy: Black radish is in farmers markets and larger grocery stores now.


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Tested size: 8 servings

  • 1 1/3 cups apple cider vinegar
  • 1/4 cup honey
  • 6 tablespoons fresh lemon juice (from 2 lemons)
  • Two 3-inch cinnamon sticks
  • 6 tablespoons olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon coarse sea salt
  • Freshly ground black pepper
  • 3 or 4 small Cox or Pink Lady apples
  • 8 Belgian endive (trimmed and cored), leaves separated
  • 8 to 10 small black radishes, sliced very thin on a mandoline (may substitute 4 tender young turnips)
  • Leaves from 1/2 bunch flat-leaf parsley, torn


Combine the vinegar, honey, lemon juice and cinnamon sticks in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Once the mixture comes to a boil, cook for 10 to 15 minutes, stirring occasionally, until it has reduced to a syrupy 6 to 7 tablespoons. Remove from the heat; let cool completely, then discard the cinnamon sticks.

Whisk in the oil, along with the salt and a good pinch of pepper.

Just before serving, cut the apples horizontally into very thin slices, discarding any seeds. Place them in a large serving bowl along with the endive, radish and parsley. Pour the dressing over and toss gently to coat.

Serve right away.

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Adapted from "NOPI: The Cookbook," by Yotam Ottolenghi and Ramael Scully (Ten Speed Press, 2015).

Tested by Bonnie S. Benwick.

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