Rad Radish Salad

Think you hate radishes? Think again.

Radishes: they’re root vegetables in the cabbage family, and they can taste strong or even really spicy. Does that mean you have to hate them? Of course not! They’re gorgeous, super-crunchy, and even, when you get past the spiciness, quite sweet. 

Here’s the fab salad Grover and Sam put together: a little crunchy, a little spicy, a little sweet, a lot delicious. 

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Hands-on time: 20   |    Total time: 20   |    Makes: 4 Servings


Cutting board
Sharp knife (adult needed)
Measuring cup
Measuring spoons
Large bowl


3 cup spring mix salad greens
3 unit to 4 radishes, thinly sliced
1 unit small orange or tangerine, peeled, seeded, and thinly sliced
1⁄2 unit cucumber, scrubbed or peeled and thinly sliced
1 tablespoon olive oil
2 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
1⁄2 teaspoon salt


Wash your hands with soap and water, then gather all your kitchen gear and ingredients and put them on a clean counter.

  1. Put the spring mix, radishes, orange or tangerine, and cucumber in the large bowl and toss well. (“toss” means to mix together lightly.)
  2. Add the olive oil, lemon juice, and salt and toss again.
  3. Serve right away.


Radishes can be white, red, or purple, round or carrot-shaped. There’s even a multi-colored radish called an Easter Egg radish!