What is only one-calorie, and comes in varieties like White Icicle, Asian, Red Globe, Red Sno Bull, and Pink Rosa, and packs a crunchy zip in each bite? Well, it’s the radish. I have to be honest I have never been a fan of radishes, but the more I read about and use them the more I realize that this innocuous veggie poses a whole host of culinary possibilities. With a vast array of varieties to choose from, there is not reason why you can find one you like. As soon as spring hits, I will bee-line to my local farmer’s market and get busy with some fun radish recipes. I may even be inspired to grow some on my windowsill!
Great radish combos: – whole with feta cheese and cucumbers
– quartered and tossed into mixed greens
– sliced and sauted with a hint of olive oil, a pinch of salt and used to dress up steamed brocolli
– diced into an artichoke salsa for a delicious tongue twist
So, surprise your family and house guests this spring by adding radishes to your favorite dishes…