The radish is an early-spring treat reminding us the long days of winter are over and simple, fresh food is here. These quick-growing root vegetables from the Brassicaceae family are simple to prepare and fun to eat. Grab a few as they arrive at the famers market; use the greens for pesto, butter up some good bread and dig in. Spring is sweet!
Selecting: Look for radishes that are firm and don’t look dried out or wrinkled. Radishes can vary from mild in flavor to very spicy. If you have a preference, see if you can sample before buying.
Storage: Store radishes in a plastic bag or container with a lid. They will keep in the refrigerator for a couple of weeks.
Pair well with: Basil, butter, celery, cheese, chervil, chives, cilantro, cream, cucumber, dill, fennel, lemon, lettuce, lovage, marjoram, mint, olive oil, onions, orange, oregano, parsley, pears, pecans, pepper, rosemary, salt, scallions, sesame oil, shallots, soy sauce, tamari, thyme, vinegar.