Recipe: Crunchy Spring Salad With Radishes and Fennel

Bright and flavorful!
A salad of greens with fennel, radish, pea and half a hard-boiled egg

Fresh hard-boiled eggs along with crunchy fennel, radishes and snap peas give this bright salad just the right mix of textures and flavors. With the addition of a simple lemon dressing, this salad tastes like the essence of spring! This dish is perfect for a Sunday brunch or as a side salad at your summer barbecue.

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  • 2 large eggs
  • 8 radishes
  • 1 fennel bulb
  • 8 ounces sugar snap peas
  • 1 bunch watercress
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh Italian parsley
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper


  1. Place the eggs in a small saucepan and cover with cold water by 1 inch. Place over high heat and bring to a boil. Remove from heat, cover with a lid, and let stand for 12 minutes. Transfer the eggs to an ice bath to cool for 5 minutes before peeling.
  2. Meanwhile, thinly slice the radishes. Cut the fennel bulb in half lengthwise and thinly slice. Slice the snap peas on a bias.
  3. Divide the watercress, radishes, fennel and snap peas among four bowls. Grate the eggs over the tops and sprinkle with the parsley.
  4. In a small bowl, combine the lemon juice, oil, salt and pepper. Dividing evenly, drizzle over the salads.

Nutrition information (per serving)

Makes 4 servings

Calories: 150
Total fat: 10 g
Saturated fat: 2 g
Trans fat: 0 g
Protein: 6 g
Total carbohydrate: 10
Fiber: 4 g
Sugar: 3 g
Cholesterol: 95 mg
Sodium: 200 mg

Created by Sara Quessenberry for Cleveland Clinic Wellness.

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