I really loved this salad. We had it a few weeks back with the burgers and I never posted the recipe. It is so delicious.
I am almost never drawn to buttermilk dressing. And this buttermilk dressing was amazing. With all my dressings, even creamy ones, I like them to be fairly runny. And this recipe has the perfect consistency for me.
Also, I try and try to eat raw whole radishes. My dad always does. And it seems like something cool people do. But I always fail. At being cool. And at eating whole raw radishes. Maybe someday I will acquire the taste. However, cut up in this salad, they are so amazing. It is such a good combo of the radish, cabbage, celery and the sweet buttermilk dressing.
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Napa Cabbage Salad with Buttermilk Dressing
adapted from Gourmet, November 2007 via smitten kitchen
1/2 cup well-shaken buttermilk
2 tablespoons mayonnaise
2 tablespoons cider vinegar
2 tablespoons minced shallot
1 tablespoon sugar
3 tablespoons finely chopped chives
1 pound Napa cabbage, cored and thinly sliced crosswise (4 cups)
6 radishes, diced
2 celery ribs, thinly sliced diagonally
Whisk together buttermilk, mayonnaise, vinegar, shallot, sugar, 1/2 teaspoon salt, and 1/4 teaspoon pepper in a large bowl until sugar has dissolved, then whisk in chives.
Toss cabbage, radishes, and celery with dressing.
(Servings: 4, Prep time: 15 min., Cook time: 0 min., Difficulty: Easy)