When you want something with bite — both crunch and a little spice — turn to this great radish salad recipe by Melissa Clark in the New York Times. I made it for a Passover seder and it was a lovely foil for the rich brisket.
1 small shallot, very thinly sliced, preferably on a mandoline
Zest of 1 Meyer lemon
4 teaspoons Meyer lemon juice, more as needed
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil, more as needed, for drizzling
4 cups fresh parsley leaves
2 celery stalks, very thinly sliced, preferably on a mandoline (1 cup), plus 1/2 cup celery leaves
6 radishes, very thinly sliced, preferably on a mandoline (1 cup)
1/2 fennel bulb, very thinly sliced, preferably on a mandoline (1 cup), plus 1/2 cup fennel fronds
2 teaspoons drained capers
Flaky sea salt (such as Maldon), as needed
Black pepper, as needed
In a small bowl, combine shallot and the lemon zest and juice. Let stand 10 minutes. Whisk in olive oil.
In a large bowl, combine parsley, celery stalks and leaves, radishes, fennel bulb and fronds, and capers. Toss in dressing. Season with salt and pepper. Drizzle in more oil and lemon juice, if necessary.