You know by now that I love salads! I am always looking for new combinations and salad recipe. My latest mix was radish, cauliflower and carrots. At first I thought it would turn kind of weird but it tasted so good! With the proper dressing, it makes a great summer picnic or camping salad. I am not a huge fan of camping but some friends are dragging me this summer for another camping trip. (wish me luck). So I was looking for refreshing side dishes to compliment our camping meals .
As much as I am dreading this trip (shh, don’t tell my friends), I had so much fun making this summer salad. It is colorful, bright , crunchy and refreshing. Everything I am always looking for in a salad. Just add the seasoning a few minutes before eating. It keeps it fresh longer. Let’s see how you can make this summer salad for your upcoming camping meal or picnic.
Radish, Cauliflower and Carrot salad: A colorful camping salad
- 1 cup of shredded carrots. I used baby carrots that I had on hands
- 1/2 cup of grated cauliflower. I simply used my Ninja blender (affiliate link) to grate. I find it is quicker and easier.
- 1 radish sliced
- 1 cauliflower and some radishes for decoration
- In a colorful kitchen bowl, toss all the ingredients together (except radish)
- Top with radish
- Decorate with some basil or parsley (whatever you have on hand)
I like keeping dressing simple. I simply added one teaspoon of Balsamic Vinegar and 2 tablespoons of Extra virgin oil. I add some salt and pepper on top of it. My husband added some Dijon Mustard to his mix but I prefer it without. If you don’t like vinegar, you can replace it with lemon juice. It works perfectly. If you prefer to spice it up a bit, check out our Blue Dragon Sweet Chili Vinaigrette recipe. Really, the dressing is totally up to you, whatever you enjoy most!
The great thing about this camping salad is that you can make it ahead and just leave off the dressing until you reach your campsite, or you can take the ingredients along in your cooler and make it there. Just slice and shred the veggies before you go to make it easier.
Looking for other radish recipes? Try this Quinoa Radish Salad
or these Sesame roasted radishes.
What would you top this camping salad recipe with? Do you have any favorite camping recipes?