Valley Bounty: Radishes

Spring radishes are a lovely thing, beautiful to look at and crisp and spicy on the tongue. They even have cheerful, evocative names:  French Breakfast, Easter Egg, Amethyst, Rudolf. Radishes and other spring flavors are highlighted in this salad: mix thinly sliced radishes, crumbled feta, chopped mint and scallions, and toss with vinaigrette. Julienned radishes add a contrasting, crunchy topping for creamy dishes like risotto or an omelette.

By Margaret Christie of Community Involved in Sustaining Agriculture (CISA).


CISA’s list of radish growers is long! Look for radishes at farmers’ markets, farmstands, and retailers that prioritize local sourcing.


Mountain View Farm has a couple of recipes for radish salads, one featuring mint and feta, and one with a curry and orange juice dressing.

Brookfield Farm offers recipes for a simple blended Radish Top Soup and for Radish Pesto.

I also liked this round up of radish recipes from Epicurious.