Radishes and butter.
It might seem an odd combination to us Americans, but it’s actually a classic French snack popular in the springtime. This year, with our new garden radishes (and radishes abounding at the farmer’s markets), we decided to give it a try.
This is one of those things you have to taste to understand. The balance of the creamy butter, peppery radish, and hint of sea salt are the epitome of simple elegance. No wonder the French have been eating it for years!
This is a case where high quality butter shines. We don’t consume much butter in our household, but find this way to enjoy the newest fruits in our garden to be a worthy cause. (In case you’re of the vegan or dairy-free persuasion, you could substitute vegan butter if you’d like.)
In fact, we’ve decided to make it a new spring tradition! We had a radish and butter date the other day to celebrate the start of garden season. (Sometimes, we forget to have dates. So this was a good excuse for one.)
This is one of the easiest ways to celebrate spring. Give it a try for an effortless spring snack!
Thanks to Full Hand Farm for the radishes!
Radishes with Butter and Salt
What You Need
High quality butter
Sea salt or kosher salt (we used pink Himalayan salt)
Fresh herbs – optional (we used oregano, but parsley, dill, or chives would also work)
Baguette (or other bread)
What To Do
1 Thinly slice the baguette and radishes. Wash the oregano; roughly chop if desired.
2 On each slice, spread some butter. Top with radish slices, a few grains salt, and some herbs (optional).