Radish Toasts

In Appetizers & Healthy Snack Recipes/ Breakfast & Brunch Recipes/ Healthy Dinner Recipes

This radish toast recipe is a simple, yet elegant breakfast or brunch option that takes just five minutes to make. Top with chopped chives and enjoy!

Radish Toast

This 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 our radish toast 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). The spicy radishes paired perfectly with the creamy labneh, and the chives added an extra layer of flavor that pulled it all together nicely. I’d highly recommend making the labneh for this recipe yourself, but cream cheese would work just as well.

How to make radish toast

This radish toast is a simple, yet elegant breakfast or brunch option (it’s one of those meals that makes you feel fancy, even though it takes five minutes to make). You could easily transform these toasts into finger sandwiches to serve as an appetizer or birthday party. Simply cut the bread diagonally and add the toppings. Or you could be extra cute and cut the bread into tiny rectangles like you see at tea parties—serve these however you want!

Other substitutions you could make to this radish toast recipe include using a different type of bread, swapping out the chives for thinly sliced scallions (you’d only need to sprinkle on a little bit), or adding other sliced vegetables. Don’t go too crazy though, as the simplicity of this recipe is what makes it so delicious.

I hope you’re enjoying the warmer weather as much as we are! If you make this recipe, please tag A Couple Cooks in your photos. I love seeing what you all are cooking; it makes me feel like I’m right there with you!

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Radish Toasts

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  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 or more
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Toasted
  • Cuisine: French


This radish toast recipe is a simple, yet elegant breakfast or brunch option that takes just five minutes to make. Top with chopped chives and enjoy!


  • 1 loaf pumpernickel bread
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • 1 bunch chives
  • 8 ounces labneh or cream cheese
  • Sea salt or kosher salt
  • Fresh ground pepper


  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.

Keywords: radish toast, easy toast recipe



About the Authors

Sonja Overhiser

Cookbook Author and writer

Sonja Overhiser is author and recipe developer of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best vegetarian cookbooks” by Epicurious, and a recipe developer and healthy & sustainable food advocate behind the award-nominated food blog A Couple Cooks.

Alex Overhiser

Cookbook Author and photographer

Alex Overhiser is photographer and recipe developer of Pretty Simple Cooking, named one of the “best new cookbooks” by Bon Appetit, and a recipe developer, photographer, and technical expert at A Couple Cooks.


  • 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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    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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    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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    May 8, 2011 at 4:45 pm

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

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    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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    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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    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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