Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sugar Snap Pea and Daikon Radish Flower Salad

Suger Snap Pea and Daikon Radish Flower Salad

As winter turns to spring, we've been enjoying a very nice salad that has a foot in both seasons.

We planted daikon radishes last November, and now they are nice and big. As a bonus, when we harvest them they have beautiful flowers that have an intense, radish taste.

On the spring side, our sugar snap peas are producing like crazy at the moment. No chance of them going to waste, though - we can't get enough of them.

The peas and the radish flowers combined make for a salad that is as pretty as it is tasty.

Suger Snap Pea and Daikon Radish Flower Salad

A little bit of vinaigrette - not too much - is the only other ingredient.

Simplicity in a bowl.


  1. Wow I never thought I'd crave flowers to eat! Great post.

  2. I never knew the flowers from daikon were edible. I've never even though about planting them but I'll have to add those to my fall planting list!

    Those sugar snap peas look so good! My seeds are just starting to pop out little leaves so I can't wait until I can harvest. I love just eating them raw.

  3. Dennis - thanks! We've been trying to use as much as possible of the veg we harvest from the garden - even the bits most people don't normally eat.

    Carol - sugar snap peas are my favorite. It is a minor miracle that any of them make it out of the garden before they get eaten...