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Radish and Mandarin Orange Salad

Radish and Mandarin Orange Salad with Zesty Lime Vinaigrette // Karista's Kitchen

I’m writing today from my new office which has the loveliest view of rolling hills and a menagerie of deep green trees. I think this is going to be the perfect spot for loads of creativity and mouth-watering recipes. I’m still in the midst of unpacking boxes and trying to find a place for everything so this post is short and sweet; and of course, delicious.

This Radish and Mandarin Orange Salad is vibrant in color, not to mention quite sassy in flavor. 

This salad is filled with spicy watercress and radishes mixed with sweet mandarin sections drizzled with a zesty lime vinaigrette creates a flavorful, beautiful and refreshing salad.  If watercress isn’t to be found, this is just as delicious over shredded cabbage. I like to garnish with fresh cilantro but you can certainly use fresh mint or basil.

I’ve got several new recipes to post soon so stay tuned!

Loads of Love,


Radish and Mandarin Orange Salad with Zesty Lime Vinaigrette

Serving Size: 4-6

Radish and Mandarin Orange Salad with Zesty Lime Vinaigrette


  • 8 oz red radishes, thinly sliced
  • 16 oz canned mandarin orange wedges, or 2 cups fresh mandarin orange wedges
  • 1 bunch watercress, trimmed
  • ¼ cup cilantro leaves
  • 1 lime juiced, about 2-3 teaspoons
  • 2 teaspoons Dijon Mustard
  • ¼ - 1/3 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • Sea salt and black pepper to taste


  • Whisk together the lime juice, mustard and ¼ cup extra virgin olive oil, adding additional oil to taste. Season to taste with salt and pepper.
  • Next, layer the watercress on a platter, then layer the oranges and then top with the radishes and cilantro. Drizzle with lime vinaigrette and serve immediately.
  • Notes

    I originally created this recipe for Home By Design Magazine in 2016.

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  • Reply
    Bam's Kitchen
    April 4, 2017 at 1:38 pm

    How Lovely Karista! This salad has spring written all over it. What a beautiful presentation. Sharing, of course!

  • Reply
    April 7, 2017 at 11:23 am

    So excited for your new home! It’s always a process, but it always comes together 🙂

    And this salad! I have been swooning over it since I saw it on your Instagram. Those colors and the flavors – delicious.

    • Reply
      April 11, 2017 at 9:50 am

      Thank you lovely! It’s a fun little salad that pairs really well with most everything. I love pretty food!

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    marni zarr
    May 20, 2017 at 4:44 pm

    i made this salad and LOVED it. the dressing is the kick. thank you!

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