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Radish Toasts

Radish ToastsThe week marked an exciting event – our first garden produce of the year!  Radishes are overachievers when it comes to growing, it seems. While most of our plantings still remain quite small (mainly greens, herbs, carrots, and turnips), these guys are already ready for eating!

And what better way to eat radishes than on toast? (Apparently we have the French to thank for the inspiration.) Instead of the more standard butter and radishes combo, I wanted to mix it up with some of our homemade yogurt cheese and some fresh chives we found behind the garage (score!).

The results? A delicious savory snack that tastes like spring!  I was actually surprised at how well the flavors melded together, especially with the pumpernickel bread (another random inspiration). I’d highly recommend making the labneh for this recipe (it’s incredibly easy!), but cream cheese would work just as well.

Celebrate this season’s first produce and give it a try!

Radish Toasts
 
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Serves: 12 or more
What You Need
  • 1 loaf pumpernickel bread
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 bunch chives
  • 8 ounces labneh or cream cheese
  • Sea salt or kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper
What To Do
  1. Cut the bread into slices and toast it.
  2. Thinly slice the radishes. Chop the chives.
  3. Spread each piece of toast liberally with labneh or cream cheese. Top with sliced radishes and chives, and a bit of sea salt and fresh ground pepper.

 

 

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13 Comments

  • Reply
    Melissa K
    May 6, 2011 at 8:02 pm

    Saw you on Tastespotting, and this looks delicious! We do something similar with rye toasts and a Quark from a local creamery that’s just delicious. It’s a great, simple appetizer/first bite. I think I’ll make some tomorrow!

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    Deborah Dowd
    May 7, 2011 at 7:57 am

    This just screams spring- I am using this for our next tapas night for sure!

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    Sue @ JustforLIcks
    May 7, 2011 at 2:44 pm

    I love labneh! Sometimes it’s the simple fare that is the best. What a great snack!

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    penny4
    May 7, 2011 at 6:18 pm

    Our favorite is a mix 1/2 butter, 1/2 bleu cheese for the spread. Sometimes just put directly on the radish with a knife, no toast!

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    Food Frenzy
    May 7, 2011 at 6:46 pm

    Interesting idea, which I love. Such a simple, but yet delicious snack.

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    Parsley Sage
    May 7, 2011 at 9:23 pm

    Very yummy toast! And well done on getting to use your own lovely radishes :)

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    Lori @ Girl Meets Oven
    May 7, 2011 at 10:36 pm

    I just planted radishes for the first time in my backyard, and they are already sprouting! I was beginning to wonder what I was going to do with my new radishes, and I never heard of radish toast before. Sounds amazing. Anything with cream cheese has to be good.:)

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    Jessica
    May 8, 2011 at 1:35 am

    Radish + pumpernickel makes such a beautiful color combination. Love your toasts here. And congrats on your first garden produce =) I’m still waiting for the day I get to have my own garden!

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    Tiffany
    May 8, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    I’m always looking for new ways to use radishes! Thanks for sharing!

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    laura
    May 8, 2011 at 5:17 pm

    i like raddishes best when sliced thinly and served on bread like this but with butter, salt, and parsley. i’ll have to try on pumpernickle, sounds like a good flavor combo. :)

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    Angela FRS
    May 8, 2011 at 8:58 pm

    We just picked our first radishes, lettuce, and cilantro–this looks delicious.

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    Michelle
    June 2, 2011 at 6:12 pm

    Just wanted to let you know that I made this as a snack today. I had remembered your post and when radishes came in our produce box I knew what I was going to make. Yumm! We had cream cheese on hand, so I just used that, but I think I’ll make the labneh soon.

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    mallory
    June 15, 2011 at 10:48 pm

    i made these tonight, and they were delicious! thanks for being so smart guys.

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