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May 28, 2007 03:19 AM


Hello all,

I've been growing radishes in my garden and I also have been buying them regularly at farm markets. I'm slicing them and tossing them into salads. What else could I do with radishes?

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  1. This should get you started ... with ideas on what to do with the greens too.

    The recipes in order of success were
    - pickled radish greens, nice and crunchy. Surprisingly pleasant and addictive.
    - Raw radish greens mixed with green salad, pine nuts, chicken and orange slices
    - Cottage cheese salad with sliced radishes, oranges and cinnamon
    - Roasted radishes with lavender salt
    - Sautéed or braised radish greens. Really spinach tasting.
    - Orange and Radish Salad with Cinnamon Vinaigrette
    - Radish with radish greens
    - Braised Radishes With Red Wine Vinegar
    - Sautéed Radishes
    - Mashed radishes. Yeah, as bad as it sounds

    A few Chow recipes:

    Bread-and-Butter Radishes

    Pickled Radish and Sweet Butter Tea Sandwiches

    Butterhead Lettuce with Spring Radishes and Peas with White Balsamic Dressing

    This Chowhound Digest article about radish varieties has a link to more info with recipes at the end.

    More general radish info with "Flavor Affinities: Chicken livers, chives, lettuce, mild fish, mint, scallions, scallops, smoked salmon, sweet butter, vinaigrette."

    Other Chowhound topics with radish uses

    2 Replies
    1. re: rworange

      lol a fan of radishes by chance?

      1. re: HillJ

        Actually, no. The visual appeal got to me. However, after that I learned to appreciate them more. They are quite good roasted.

    2. If you are a fan of kimchi, radishes make great kimchi

      1. Ina Gartner did them on a show once, simply served with a sweet butter..You can make radish "roses" and fill them with sweet butter ( sometimes combined with garlic), or do the French thing of spreading sweet butter on some good French bread and then layering it with thinly sliced radishes....Simple but delicious

        1. Oh radishes, dear radishes! I do love them. Radishes really are great with sweet butter and a little salt. Braished radishes are delicious. Here's a link that includes Deborah Madison's recipe:

          Yesterday we had lovely sandwiches--homemade bread, cracked pepper goat cheese, arugala, and radishes. They were wonderfully peppery sandwiches. I've also been known to have a butter and radish sandwich. Also consider salads in which radishes star rather than radishes as a small ingredient of a green salad.

          1. Grew up on grandmothers radish crepes:

            1 cup of thinly sliced radishes
            1/2 cup of creme fraiche or light sour cream
            2 dozen crepes prepared ahead
            kosher salt
            coarse ground pepper

            Spread cream on open crepe, add a handful of sliced radish. Sprikle salt & pepper, roll crepe into a triangle and serve room temp.