Taste Tested: Rhubarb & Radish Salad

Rhubarb season is upon us. Hothouse-grown rhubarb, which comes to market right now, is light pink and often has these unmistakable, almost florescent yellow leaves. Field-grown, which will appear in a couple weeks, is a more vibrant red color. Both are equally delicious, so get yourself to market now!


After the seemingly endless, bitter, dark winter — we’re tickled pink by the arrival of springs first vegetable! We can’t get enough of it. It’s one of the first things to arrive once the snow melts — followed closely by radishes — and just screams ‘bake me into a pie!’ Once we’ve baked all the pies though, we turn to other creative uses for these pleasantly sour stalks. Last week, we shared a tangy salsa –perfect for chicken tacos. Today, we step it up a notch with a tangy salad perfect for those first warm weather barbeques.

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Rhubarb & Radish Salad
Serves 4
This salad is refreshing, think sour and slightly spicy. Serve it alongside something rich and meaty -- like BBQ!
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Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
Prep Time
15 min
Total Time
15 min
  1. 1 bunch Ontario radishes, cut into matchsticks or thin rounds
  2. 2 large Ontario rhubarb stalks, cut into matchsticks or ribbons
  3. 1 Ontario shallot, very thinly sliced
  4. 1 cup Ontario mint leaves
  5. ½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
  6. 1½ teaspoons fresh lemon juice or apple cider vinegar
  7. ¾ teaspoon honey
  8. ¾ teaspoon Dijon mustard
  9. 2 tablespoons olive oil
  1. Whisk lemon zest, lemon juice, honey, and mustard in a large bowl to blend. Whisking constantly, gradually add oil and whisk until emulsified. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Add radishes, rhubarb, shallot, and mint to bowl and toss to coat.
  3. Taste and season with salt and pepper.
  4. Serve!
  1. A little later in the season, we love adding a 1/2 bulb of Ontario fennel, shaved thinly -- and some fresh Ontario strawberries!
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From the farm to the table, it�s easy to be inspired by Ontario�s endless parade of edibles. With ?Taste Tested?, OCTA�s staff are sharing their freshest finds and dishing out their favourites of the season. Come discover what�s on our table � literally!

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