Monday, June 15, 2015

Radish Recipe Favorites

We planted a half bed of radishes in our garden last year and enjoyed them so much.  This year we decided to plant a whole bed of a couple different varieties.  Since I am not the most genius of gardeners, I planted them all at the same time.  We had a massive amount of radishes to go through and only had a few weeks to enjoy them.  Since I have recently done a ton of googling and have prepared so many radish containing meals, I thought I would share my top five favorite radish recipes.
This recipe was really light and refreshing.  We didn't use micro greens like it called for.  I just used some various greens from our garden and it was amazing.
2. Roasted Radishes
A friend told me roasted radishes are really great with rosemary, but I just cut mine in half and roasted them in olive oil and sea salt.  Roasting radishes takes the spicy bite out of them so it makes your kids more likely to eat them which is a bonus.
We preferred it without the snap peas, but it's a great summer salad.  A perfect recipe if you are looking for something to take to a potluck.
4. Radish Greens Pesto
The greens are apparently the most nutritious part of the radish.  I do not like the greens in salad, so I searched for other ways to use them.  We add the greens to smoothies on occasion and I started adding them to homemade pesto.  I use this recipe, but I sub out half of the spinach for radish greens.  I also use walnuts instead of pine nuts because I'm cheap.
This is one of the most delicious meals I have ever prepared.  I loved how many radish greens I was able to use in it, and it was incredibly simple.  Of course I doubled the bacon.

Do you have any favorite radish recipes?  I would love if you leave yours in the comments.  We are hoping to get a second crop this year so I need more ideas.
-Kira

9 comments:

  1. Have you tried pickling them? I LOVE them in the table pickles you get at good Mexican restaurants. Mm!

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    1. I haven't! I really have no idea how to can stuff. I did make some delicious refrigerator dill pickles with our cucumbers last year though.

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  2. My favorite radish recipe is just washed, cut and with good butter and salt and eating them simple like that, or that on open face baguette

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    1. We ate a ton of them as snacks too. I actually really like them dipped in the pesto I wrote about in the post.

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  3. My favorite radish recipe is just washed, cut and with good butter and salt and eating them simple like that, or that on open face baguette

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  4. that's a gorgeous photo! i need to get into radishes more!

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    1. I really had no idea how versatile they are. I just thought the only real use for them was cut up in a salad.

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    2. I really had no idea how versatile they are. I just thought the only real use for them was cut up in a salad.

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  5. I just started eating radishes raw. I don't know where I've been but this is an awesome list and I need to try some of these! Thank you.

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