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Red, pink, purple, white – radishes come in a variety of colors, but all are fairly well known for their pungent, peppery flavor and generally make their appearance as salad toppings in American food culture.
Radishes contain amalyse, an enzyme that helps to break down carbohydrates, as well as fiber, minerals such as magnesium, calcium, folate and manganese. They also are a source of vitamin C, which is a water soluble vitamin that is not stored in the body and thus must be replenished daily.
Here is a collection of radish recipes:
Radish Greens Soup (just had this last night - it was amazingly good!)
Radish Butter on Toasted Baguette
Hardcooked Eggs with Radishes & Anchovy-Butter Crostini
Radishes & Flavored Butters
I tweaked the feta-radish spread a little bit, instead of adding greek yogurt I used heavy cream and just added enough to make the mixture nice and spreadable then I tossed in some chicken. We rolled the feta-radish-chicken spread in wraps with lots of lettuce and had them for supper. Wow, were they good!
How are you using your radishes? Any particular recipe you are wanting to try?