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This week’s Vegetable Box Feature: Radishes – the underrated vegetable!

Did you know?

  • They are a member of the Brassicaceae (mustard or cabbage) family
  • They contain fiber, potassium, calcium & Vitamin C
  • Radishes originated in China thousands of years ago & gradually came west
  • Their bitter flavour mostly comes from their skin, you can peel them for a milder flavour
  • There are hundreds of varieties of radishes grown worldwide, reaching 2% of the total global vegetable production

Fun Fact:

  • The Grecians regarded them so highly they even made gold replicas in their honor

Where to store them?
To prolong their freshness, store unwashed with their greens removed in a container with a slightly damp paper towel in the bottom. Put the container in the crisper drawer of the fridge.

Preparation
Wash them before enjoying them. Leave the peel on unless you want a milder flavour.

How to Use:
They can be enjoyed raw, roasted or pickled!


Recipes:

Oven Roasted Radishes
Created by: Walerder Wellness - Carrie Walder

Roasted radishes are sweet, juicy, and absolutely delicious! A great side to your favourite protein or added to a grain bowl.

Ingredients:
2 bunches of radishes
2 TBSP olive oil
1-2 tsp garlic powder
Salt to taste

Directions:
1. Preheat oven to 400F.
2. Remove radishes from stems and set aside the radish greens. Wash radishes and pat dry.
3. Cut radishes into quarters; add to a large mixing bowl and toss with olive oil, garlic powder, and salt.
4. Spread the radishes over a lined baking sheet, then roast for approximately 15-20 minutes, until tender (you should be able to easily poke them with a fork).
5. Enjoy hot!

 

Quick Pickled Radishes
Created by: Garden Therapy

Delicious as a snack, added to a salad, sandwich or on top of a burger!

Ingredients:

1 bunch thinly-sliced round radishes
3/4 cup water
3/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1 1/2 tsp sea salt
3 TBSP honey
2 whole, peeled garlic cloves

Directions:
1. Prepare your radishes by slicing off the tops and bottoms of the radishes. Next, use a mandolin or sharp chef’s knife to slice the radishes into very thin slices.
2. Heat up everything but the garlic and radishes in a small saucepan until everything is dissolved and boiling.
3.  Pack clean canning jars with thinly sliced radishes and a clove of garlic. Pour the hot liquid over the radish slices until fully covered and let cool. Once cooled, put the lid on your jar and place the closed jar in your refrigerator.
4. Your pickled radishes are ready to eat after 24 hours. Store in the fridge for up to 3-4 weeks (if they last that long).

Radish Mango Salsa
Created by: Annie

Delicious served with chips or on top of baked fish or seafood.

Ingredients:
1 mango
1 bunch of radishes, about 7
2 scallions
1/2 jalapeno pepper
2 TBSP fresh squeezed lime juice
3 TBSP cilantro
salt & pepper to taste


Directions:
1. Peel and dice the mango.
2. Slice the radishes and scallions thinly.
3. Chop the jalapeno pepper and combine all the vegetables in a bowl and toss.
4. Drizzle with the lime juice and add the cilantro and a little salt and pepper right before serving.


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