Watermelon Radish and Cantaloupe Salad with Yogurt Dressing

The inspiration for this salad came from some beautiful organic watermelon radishes that popped up in my SPUD delivery box the other week.  As odd as it sounds, melon and radish actually make a wonderful salad combination; the sweet and soft cantaloupe balances out the crunchy and spicy radish quite perfectly.

Since this salad is equal parts sweet and savory, I’m going to outline two different types of yogurt dressing that both work well in this recipe…one that highlights the sweet melon and one that brings out the spicy radish.  So take your pick and enjoy!

Watercress and Garlic Yogurt Dressing (adapted from Better Homes and Gardens)

  • 1/4 cup fresh watercress leaves
  • 1/2 teaspoon minced garlic
  • 1/2 tablespoon honey
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • Fresh ground salt and pepper

In a small food processor combine the watercress, garlic and honey and process until smooth.  Transfer the mixture into a resealable container and stir in the yogurt, salt and pepper. Set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Honey and Lime Yogurt Dressing (adapted from Recipe Runner)

  • 1/3 cup plain yogurt
  • 1/4 teaspoon lime zest
  • 1 tablespoon freshly squeezed lime juice
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed orange juice
  • 1 tablespoon honey

Combine all ingredients in a small bowl and whisk until smooth. Season with salt and pepper if desired and set aside in the refrigerator until ready to use.

Watermelon Radish and Cantaloupe Salad with Yogurt Dressing

  • 1 watermelon radish
  • 1-2 wedges cantaloupe
  • 1 handful lightly steamed snow peas
  • 1 tablespoon yogurt dressing
  • 1 tablespoon radish sprouts
  • 1 pinch bee pollen
  • Fresh ground salt and pepper

Thinly slice the cantaloupe and radish using a mandoline and arrange equal portions on a plate. Add the desired amount of steamed snow peas and top with the yogurt dressing. Garnish with radish sprouts and bee pollen and season with salt and pepper to taste. Enjoy!

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