Wednesday, May 11, 2016

French Breakfast Radishes

My love for radishes has grown in recent years. I love the spicy bite they have and I think they are such a great compliment not only to salads but to all sorts of dishes. Roasting them is delicious too.

I've always wanted to try French Breakfast radishes because I love eating them with butter on top of a good, crusty bread like a French loaf or a sourdough. This year we planted them in our raised beds and although they aren't very big, so far we have several that actually grew!  Whoohoo!

I've been enjoying them in salads, with dips, and of course, with butter on top of crusty bread :)

Here is one of my favorite salad recipes with radishes:

Bibb and Radish Salad with Buttermilk Dressing

4 oz. country/crusty bread, cut into 3/4" pieces
1 tbsp. olive oil
salt and pepper
garlic seasoning (optional)
1/2 cup buttermilk
3 tbsp. mayonnaise 
2 tbsp. chopped fresh flat leaf parsley
1 clove garlic, minced
1 head Bibb lettuce, torn
4-6 radishes, sliced
1 shallot, sliced

Heat oven to 400 degrees. On baking sheet, toss bread with olive oil, 1/4 tsp salt and pepper and garlic seasoning. Bake for about 10-15 minutes to form croutons. In large bowl, whisk together buttermilk, mayo, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper. Add lettuce, radishes, shallot, croutons and toss to coat.

I'm going to plant them in the fall again too hopefully another good crop!

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