I feel that a radish is seriously under rated. I know for a fact that many overlook it, and may only see its appeal when making a crudité and dip platter. When I rest my eyes upon one I dream of its bright and peppery flavor. I see so many opportunities when it comes to a radish, and it saddens me that others do not have the insight for this little vegetable. I have been known to snack on radishes just by themselves, and I really enjoy them over my tacos. However, the way I love them most is thinly sliced over some buttered bread with a sprinkling of sea salt over the top. If you are willing to give it a try I am sure you will be pleasantly surprised at how something so simple can taste so fascinating. The silky butter against the crisp radish; along with the bite of sea salt that makes it all together pop in your mouth. This can make a great tea sandwich, a flavorful snack, and also an easy starter to a meal.
After seeing bright and fresh radishes at the farmers market last week I just had to make my little open faced sandwiches. I served them with a nice green salad with a light lemon dressing. It was a perfect start to our meal. The radishes themselves were brilliant in there contrast of color from the red outside to the stark white interior. Quite fitting with the 4th of July right around the corner don’t you think? I think something like this would be a pleasant addition to your summer table. Give it a try, I hope you will love its simplicity and be left fascinated with it.
Radish Sandwiches (feeds at least 6)
1 bunch of radishes; washed, trimmed, and thinly sliced
4 oz of butter; softened
Sliced bread; at least 2 slices per person
Sea Salt for sprinkling
First, take your bread and be sure to spread an even amount of butter on each slice.
Next, layer your radishes evenly across the top and sprinkle your sea salt liberally over the top of them.
Finally, if you are saving these to enjoy later feel free to cover with plastic and refrigerate. (Only do so for a couple hours.) Otherwise- feel free to dig right in and enjoy.