Looking to spice things up? This week we’re checking out the gorgeous benefits of purple radish! We love adding purple radishes to salads and other dishes to liven up our plates with color, flavor, and nutrition!
Radishes are a close cousin to broccoli and Brussels sprouts in the Brassicaceae family. Originally found in Korea, the purple radish can now be found grown throughout the world and is available year-round. They are a good source of vitamin C and contain other important nutrients like folate and potassium. That purple color is attributed to a phytonutrient called anthocynanins, which has been found to have many powerful health properties.
Purple radishes have a distinctive spicy or peppery flavor. Often radishes are consumed raw, but there are fun ways to cook them. If you choose to cook them, they are good for braising, roasting, or even grilling. Cooking them will cut down on some of that spicy flavor. And don’t forget to save those radish greens that grow on the top of the radish! Many people toss those greens, but they are perfectly edible and are great when added to salads, stir-fries, or pasta. They’re also great for making pesto!
Here are some yummy radish inspo recipes:
- Goat Cheese Radish Tartine with Micro Greens
- Roasted Radish with Herbed Ricotta Omelet
- Roasted Radishes with Brown Butter, Lemon, and Radish Tops
- Avocado Toast 2 Ways
What are your best radish recipes? Drop a line and let us know your go-to’s!
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