Pea Shoots, Radish, and Kumquat Salad

Pea Shoots, Radish, and Kumquat Salad
Valaer Murray


For the vinaigrette:

  • 6-8 kumquats
  • 2 tablespoons Champagne or apple cider vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons grapeseed or canola oil
  • 1 teaspoon salt

For the salad:

  • ¼ cup pepitas (pumpkin seeds)
  • ½ tablespoon olive oil
  • 5 small radishes, sliced
  • 2 pinches of pepper
  • 3 ½ ounces of pea shoots, washed and ¼ inch trimmed from stems
  • 4 kumquats, sliced thinly

Finally, something to do with those kumquats I bought... Raw radishes are crispy and peppery, but if you sauté them lightly, their sweetness comes out, making a nice counterpoint to the earthy pea shoots and tart kumquat slices. If you don't have kumquats on hand, use thin slices of orange and lemon zest instead.


For the vinaigrette:

Slice the kumquats in half and cut out any seeds. Squeeze the juice out of the kumquats into a salad dressing jar or bowl (should give you about 4 tablespoons/¼ cup of juice). Whisk in vinegar, oil, and salt until emulsified.

For the salad:

In a non-stick skillet, dry toast the pepitas over low heat and put aside. Heat the olive oil in the skillet and sauté the radishes for 4-5 minutes on medium heat. Add the pepper, give a final stir, and remove from the heat.

Put the pea shoots in a salad bowl. Top with the cooked radishes. Slice the kumquats very thinly and add them to the pea shoots and radishes. Pour the vinaigrette over the salad and sprinkle the toasted pepitas on top.


Calories per serving:

192 calories

Dietary restrictions:

Low Carb Kidney Friendly, Vegan, Vegetarian, Dairy Free, Gluten Free, Wheat Free, Egg Free, Milk Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 64g 98%
  • Carbs 40g 13%
  • Saturated 8g 38%
  • Fiber 16g 65%
  • Trans 0g
  • Sugars 21g
  • Monounsaturated 16g
  • Polyunsaturated 35g
  • Protein 13g 26%
  • Sodium 1,869mg 78%
  • Calcium 160mg 16%
  • Magnesium 212mg 53%
  • Potassium 740mg 21%
  • Iron 4mg 25%
  • Zinc 3mg 18%
  • Phosphorus 400mg 57%
  • Vitamin A 31µg 3%
  • Vitamin C 98mg 164%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 7%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 15%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 12%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 7%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 63µg 16%
  • Vitamin E 13mg 66%
  • Vitamin K 7µg 8%
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