Radish & Apple Salad

The yumblog balcony cottage garden celebrated its first harvest this week – a dozen juicy, crunchy, peppery radishes. There’s a little-known double-barrelled bloke called Hugh Fearnley-Whittingstall who has a similar, albeit more modest operation to ours, so we thought we’d give him a little free publicity and try out one of his recipes.

Radish & Apple Salad

Preparation time: 10 minutes
Cooking time: It’s a salad
Skill level: Easy
Serves: 2 as a starter or light lunch


  • a dozen juicy, crunchy, peppery radishes
  • 1 apple
  • juice of 1/2 lemon
  • rape seed oil – 1 tbsp
  • fresh mint – 12 leaves – shredded
  • s & p

Radish & Apple Salad

Remove the choicest leaves from the radishes and put aside. Slice the radishes to the thickness of a Ten New Pence piece. Quarter and core the apple and also slice to the thickness of a 10p.

Put the leaves, radishes and apple in a suitable bowl.

Mix together the lemon juice and oil and season with salt and a good twist of black pepper.

Pour over the salad and finish off with a scattering of mint.

First radish of the season

Hail the very first radish of the season.

Verdict: Refreshing, minty and sharp. Home-grown radishes are far superior to shop-bought.

Drink: H20 and K4E.

Entertainment: Sunday paper.

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