Radishes are the root of a plant closely related to mustard (hence their bite). They come in a variety of sizes, shapes and colors and are generally used as a garnish or salad ingredient because of their mild-to-peppery flavor. When cooked, they have a delicate flavor similar to that of white salad turnips. They can be cooked whole or thinly sliced, steamed with a bit of water (or vegetable stock) and butter. I’ve even seen a recipe for glazed whole radishes with a bit of brown sugar and butter. (more…)
This baked radish and quinoa salad, found on the Jen Reviews health and food blog, is simple enough to make for lunch or dinner. It contains all the tasty summer flavors and enough protein to keep you feeling full. You can add more vegetables to this salad and/or use a different dressing – the options are endless! Serves 3.
Daikon, or white radish, is traditional to Asian cooking. It is a long white radish, and given its shape and color, has been called an “icicle radish”. It is extremely versatile in cooking. You can use it anywhere you would normally use a regular radish, and in some ways that are unique. (more…)