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Radish Onion Salsa

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First up on the March Seasonal Series is RADISHES! I’m not going to lie, finding something to do with radishes that’s unique but practical was a smidge challenging. I feel like we often think of radishes as garnishes or pickled and put on a plate with other random things. Don’t get me wrong, radishes are still delicious that way, but we’re here to up the ante a bit. Enter… radish onion salsa!

This inspiration came to me on taco Tuesday, naturally, and all I could think was how well the peppery-ness (is that a word?) would pair with a smoky meaty taco. YUMMMMMM! I can’t take full credit for this recipe because it was inspired by this recipe from Bon Appetit, but I did make a few tweaks. I added some red onions and a little extra jalapeno because I like a little kick!

Food photo of turkey tacos with pink radish onion salsa and avocados

The good news about this radish onion salsa is that you only have to chop things! No cooking involved! First, chop your radishes into small pieces (a size small enough to have in a salsa). You’ll also want to chop the red onion similarly to the radishes. Next, dice your jalapenos, slice your scallions, chop the cilantro, juice your limes, drizzle some agave, and toss them all together! Add salt and pepper to taste.

This salsa works great with avocados and some hearty meats. Think steak, ground beef, chorizo, carnitas… Honestly, this would work well with a good fish taco too! I personally like to use cod or mahi mahi for fish tacos because they hold up a little better. The fat in the avocados and meats pair well with the lime and peppery flavors of the salsa.

Additionally, you could use pair this salsa with some tortilla chips or on top of some nachos for a boost in veggies! I’m thinking this would be great on some enchiladas too!

Food photography flatlay with two tacos with bright pink radish onion salsa, avocados, and a plate of corn tortillas
food photo of turkey tacos with radish onion salsa and side dish of corn tortillas

Radish Onion Salsa

Prep Time 10 mins
Cuisine Mexican


  • 8 radishes trimmed and chopped into small pieces
  • 1/2 red onion diced
  • 3 scallions sliced
  • 2 jalapenos diced, seeds removed
  • 1/2 cup cilantro chopped
  • 1/4 cup lime juice (approx. juice of 2 limes)
  • 3 tsp agave
  • salt and pepper


  • Mix all ingredients in a bowl and add salt and pepper to taste. Serve with tortilla chips or on top of tacos.
Keyword cilantro, lime, onion, radish, salsa, spring, summer, tacos

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