My Fetish For Radishes and Pesto

I have a serious fetish with radishes. If I’m out driving around running errands, you will see a bag of freshly washed radishes beside me so I can munch on them when I’m driving around.

I munch on radishes while I cook, and sometimes while I’m reading. I love the cold, crisp earthy taste. Depending on the variety of the week that the grocery store has on display, there is a hotness… sometimes not. I have learned that non-organic radishes tastes better to me than the organic ones. I just make sure to wash them well.

For radishes to have a long shelf life, I’ve learned that I must cut the green tops off immediately. The greens seem to draw nutrients from the radish, and make them deteriorate almost overnight.

Here’s a great use for those tops that I found on From Delicious Days

  • 40g radish greens (from organically grown small red radishes)
  • 1 garlic clove
  • 25g chopped hazelnuts (without skins)
  • coarse sea salt
  • freshly ground black pepper
  • drizzles of olive oil

Put all ingredients in a mortar bowl and grind… or put in a food processor.

Serve with mozzarella di bufala, on crostini or pasta.

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4 comments to “My Fetish For Radishes and Pesto”
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  2. Susie –

    Nice to have a fellow radish lover – I eat them for breakfast,
    lunch, snack and dinner. I love them quartered with a sprinkle
    of salt. Friends and co-workers give me some strange looks
    but I can’t help myself. They are slightly spicy and so
    very juicy. My favorite snack.

  3. Unreal! I don’t know ANYone who snacks on radishes! Except I do remember the Muppet TV show called ‘The Frog Prince’ where there was a big monster called ‘Sweetums’ who loved radishes! How’s that for random?

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