Sunday, May 31, 2009

A simple radish appetizer

I purchased some radishes at the St. Paul Farmer's Market on Saturday and wasn't quite sure what to do with them. Erik loves radishes and will be eat them raw/plain but I wanted to do something a bit more interesting. This simple recipe is inspired by a post I recently saw on The Kitchn (an awesome food blog I visit regularly) but I didn't have all the ingredients (who the hell has Boursin cheese on hand?) so I substituted what I had.

Radish and Cream Cheese Bites

Any kind of bread
5-6 radishes, cut up into thin slices
Cream cheese
Dill (fresh or dried)

Cut bread into 2inch by 2inch squares ( I actually used these really good multi-grain rolls I bought at the Mpls Farmer's Market on Thursday but any bread will do). Arrange bread slices on a plattter. Spread cream cheese on each piece of bread, top with 2-3 slices of radishes and sprinkle lightly with dill.

As simple as these sound, they were a huge hit. The radish and cream cheese taste great together and radishes have such a great refreshing flavor and awesome crunch. Best part is they are in season right now in MN. These would also be really great made into little tea sandwiches.


  1. Another way to use radishes is to put cottage cheese on a toasted slice of bread (rye bread is the best for these), put sliced radishes over the top, and sprinkle with chives. It is super good -- it's a Latvian favorite that we call "maizits" in my family. I have been making them recently as well since radishes are at all the local Farmer's Markets! Enjoy!

  2. Both of those sound awesome!! I love radishes!

  3. This is awesome. I used ritz crackers instead of bread.