Crispy Carrot and Radish Slaw

carrot and radish slaw

I like to think I have a certain amount of culinary know-how. I’m comfortable in the kitchen, know the difference between a paring knife and a melon baller, and I’ve even memorized (at one point) the proper cooking temperatures for various types of meat.

So when I visited the local farmer’s market this past week, I decided to branch out of my comfort zone and try making a beet salad- I figured, there can’t be too much to it, right? I found some beautiful beets, some awesome heirloom carrots, plus I had some leftover parsley from the mac ‘n cheese. Easy peasy!

My bounty:

heirloom carrots and radish

You may see something wrong here… but at the time I took this picture I still didn’t. So here I am in my happy beet-salad making mode…. washing and scrubbing vegetables- getting ready to get a-slicin’ and dicin’.

And then… somehow, my magical beets transformed into tart, bitter RADISHES! Right before my very eyes!

julienned radishes

Or, I just can’t tell the difference between beets and radishes on the outside.

I’m still holding out for magical beets though.

Anyways, a girl’s gotta eat, right? So I made do, and came up with this super fresh, crunch salad/slaw that’s killer on its own but even better as a side.

Crispy Carrot and Radish Slaw

Serves 4 (as a side dish)


  • 3 medium carrots
  • 3 radishes
  • 1 tablespoon seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon honey
  • 1/2 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 1/4 cup parsley, chopped

fresh carrots and radishes


Scrub carrots and radishes. Peel carrots, and shred using a mandoline, or in a food processor fitted with a shredding disk. Julienne radishes into thin matchsticks.

shredded carrots

Transfer shredded carrots and julienned radishes into a serving bowl. Pour in rice vinegar, sesame oil, honey and lemon juice, and toss vegetables to coat evenly. Sprinkle with shredded parsley.

carrot and radish slaw

What’s your funniest kitchen mishap?

Happy Eating 🙂


  1. says

    This looks great Mallory! I’m always looking for ways to use radishes, and this seems like it would be delicious. Next time I’m at the store, I’m getting some radishes and carrots! Have a good holiday!

  2. Claudia says

    Hi Mallory. I pop into your blog now and again. This caught my eye and looks
    simple to make, which I’m all about in the kitchen. Foreign territory for me. What
    would you suggest as a honey substitute?

  3. mally says

    Claudia, if you want to keep out the honey, I think you could just leave it out and maybe sprinkle a pinch of sugar or sweetener- whatever it is you like. I just like the slight hint of sweetness from the honey! 🙂

Leave a Reply