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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

Radishes are overachievers when it comes to growing, it seems. Our garden is full of them! And what better way to eat radishes than on toast? Apparently we have the French to thank for that inspiration. The classic way to eat them is as butter and radishes, but here’s an inventive way to make them into a snack or lunch: and it takes 5 minutes!

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 5 minutes to make! Here’s what you’ll need to make radish toast:

The results when you put them all together? A delicious, savory snack that tastes like spring! We were surprised at how well the flavors melded together, especially with the pumpernickel bread. Spicy radishes pair perfectly with the creamy spread, and the chives added an extra layer of flavor that pulled it all together nicely. We’d highly recommend making the labneh for this recipe yourself, but cream cheese would work just as well.


Customizing radish toast

Here are some ideas for customizing these radish toasts:

  • Make them as finger sandwiches to serve as an appetizer or birthday party. Simply cut the bread diagonally and add the toppings.
  • Transform into tea sandwiches. Cut the bread into tiny rectangles like you see at tea parties—serve these however you want!
  • Swap out the chives for thinly sliced scallions. You’d only need to sprinkle on a little bit.
  • Add other sliced raw vegetables. Don’t go too crazy though, as the simplicity of this recipe is what makes it so delicious.

A few favorite ways to use radishes!

Do you love radishes? Here are a few more easy radish recipes to use up the bunch:

  • Simple Radish Salad Quick, fresh and delicious, pairing chickpeas and herbs with this crunchy veggie!
  • Roasted Radishes Throw radishes into a hot oven in this unique easy side dish recipe: they come out vibrant and juicy, with a sweet, mild flavor!
  • Radish Chopped Salad This chopped salad recipe features a homemade blue cheese dressing that pairs perfectly with spicy radishes and crisp romaine lettuce.
  • Radishes with Butter and Salt Here’s a traditional elegant French snack: radishes with butter and salt. Use the highest quality butter and sea salt to make the radishes shine!

This radish toast recipe is…


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Radish Toasts

  • Author: a Couple Cooks
  • Prep Time: 5 minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 minutes
  • Total Time: 5 minutes
  • Yield: 12 or more 1x


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!


  • 12 slices pumpernickel bread (or Homemade 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.
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Toasted
  • Cuisine: French

Keywords: radish toast, easy toast recipe

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Last updated: January 2020

About the authors

Sonja & Alex

Meet Sonja and Alex Overhiser: Husband and wife. Expert home cooks. Authors of recipes you’ll want to make again and again.

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  1. 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!

  2. 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!

  3. 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.:)

  4. 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!

  5. 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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