Watercress, Radicchio, and Radish Salad

watercress radicchio and radish salad
Photo: John Dolan
Prep Time:
15 mins
Total Time:
15 mins
6 to 8 Serves

Peppery watercress and pleasantly bitter radicchio stand up well to the lively country mustard vinaigrette in this simple salad. Radishes add a welcome crunch.


  • 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

  • 2 teaspoons country Dijon mustard

  • Pinch of sugar

  • Kosher salt and freshly ground pepper

  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil

  • 2 bunches watercress, cut into 2-inch pieces (5 cups)

  • 1 head radicchio, cut into 1-inch slices (½ cup)

  • 1 bunch radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced (1 cup)


  1. In a salad bowl, whisk together lemon juice, Dijon, and sugar; season with salt and pepper. Slowly add oil, whisking constantly, until emulsified. Add watercress, radicchio, and radishes. Toss to evenly coat in dressing; serve.

Cook's Notes

For a more festive-looking salad, use a variety of radicchios, such as Treviso, radicchio variegato, and radicchio rosa.

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