Saturday Supermarket Smarts: Radishes

This stellar spring ingredient is meant for more than just the crudités platter! Here are just a few reasons why you should be buying it now:

 

 

The Product

There are about 100 radish varieties, ranging in size from tiny to tremendous. (The world’s heaviest, from Japan, weighed more than 68 pounds!) Some of the most common varieties (pictured above) include cherry bellies, plum purples, burpee whites, white icicles, French breakfasts, watermelons and Easter eggs. Talk about some fun names!

 

Why You Should Buy It

Radishes have a sweet and peppery flavor, which sines when roasted under a chicken, pickled in vinegar, braised in broth or beer, buttered and salted on toast or shredded into coleslaw.

 

How You Should Use It

From completely raw to slowly cooked, here are some delicious radish recipes to take advantage of this spring:

 

Sauteed Radishes with Herbs

 

Grilled Bread with Ricotta and Radishes

 

Mango-Radish Coleslaw

 
 

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2 Responses to “Saturday Supermarket Smarts: Radishes”

  1. I used to be so scared of radishes. Now I love them. Crisp, earthy and with a little heat. MUST try that mango radish slaw…. The Watermelon variety are one of my favorites, but to see their real beauty, you need to slice it up!

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