July 06, 2009

Fresh Radish Relish

6 small red radishes or 3 large red radishes, small dice
1 stalk celery, small dice
1 shallot, minced
1 cubanelle pepper, minced

3 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
1 teaspoon yellow mustard seed
1/8 teaspoon celery seed
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/8 teaspoon pepper
1/8 teaspoon sugar

Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small bowl. Place the remaining ingredients in a medium bowl. Drizzle with dressing and toss to evenly distribute. Allow to sit 20 minutes before serving.

My thoughts:
I am generally a sauerkraut and/or mustard girl when it comes to hot dogs but for some reason the idea of a radish relish (which I had never even heard of before) stuck in my head. As it turns out, it was really good. I had it on a bison hot dog and enjoyed the pickley, spicy, zippy bit of crunch it provided.

I also think this relish would be great on grilled fish or even chicken. It is just so fresh tasting and crisp, it really brightens up whatever it is put on.