3 Fascinating Radish Facts!
- A cup of sliced radishes is just 19 calories and has about 20% of your Vitamin C for the day.
- Radishes aren’t just red! Local varieties come in white, pink, and purple.
- Radishes get spicier as the season progresses – late summer radishes are nice and spicy!
Catskills Seasonality: May-September
Storage Tips: Keep refrigerated, Radishes will keep up to 2 weeks
Radish Prep and Usage
- Slice off the radish greens…surprise, they’re edible (although quite spicy!)
- Scrub radish with a brush to clean
- Slice and enjoy fresh as a peppy snack (perfect for dipping!)
- Dice and add to your next salad for extra crunch
- Roasting and sautéing radishes removes the spiciness
- Excellent sautéed in stir fries or grilled
FEATURED RECIPE: Chive Mustard Roasted Radishes
This recipe is used with permission from the cookbook: Natural Contents Good Food for Everyone: Farm Fresh Clean Eating, available as a printed cookbook or an e-book. Based in Narrowsburg, NY, Natural Contents provides guidance and inspiration for clean, healthy living. Find Natural Contents online, at Facebook, and on Instagram.
INGREDIENTS (♥=Fresh from the Catskills!)
♥3 bunches (about 1 lb) radishes, washed and cut into halves or quarters
2 Tbsp. (1 oz) butter, melted
½ tsp. sea salt
¼ tsp. fresh cracked black pepper
♥1 Tbsp. whole grain mustard (like Channery Hill Farm’s Roasted Garlic Whole Grain Mustard)
♥1 Tbsp. chopped chives
1. Preheat oven to 425F
2. In a small bowl, add radishes, 1 Tbsp. butter, salt and pepper; stir to coat.
3. Pour radishes onto a small baking sheet; roast for 25-30 minutes.
4. In the same bowl, combine remaining butter, mustard and chives; mix well to combine.
5. When radishes are done roasting, add them to a medium bowl; pour on butter-mustard mixture and stir to coat.