A few people have asked me what to do with the radish greens..... Here are a few recipes using the leaves from the bunches of radishes you bought. Most people toss these! I can't imagine. The leaves are packed with nutrients, minerals, and vitamin C!!!! Enjoy them.....
Radish Leaf Pesto
(can be spread on toasted italian bread or tossed with pasta)
2 large handfuls of good-looking radish leaves, stems removed
30 grams (1 ounce) hard cheese, such as pecorino or parmesan, grated or shaved using a vegetable peeler
30 grams (1 ounce) nuts, such as pistachios, almonds, or pinenuts (avoid walnuts, which make the end result too bitter in my opinion)
1 clove garlic, germ removed, cut in four
a short ribbon of lemon zest cut thinly from an organic lemon with a vegetable peeler (optional)
2 tablespoons olive oil, plus more to get the consistency you like
salt, pepper, ground chili pepper
Put all the ingredients in a food processor or blender or mini-chopper, and process in short pulses until smooth. You will likely have to scrape down the sides of the bowl once or twice. This produces a thick pesto; add more oil and pulse again to get the consistency you prefer. (This can also be done with a mortar and pestle; it's great for your karma and your triceps.)
Taste, adjust the seasoning, and pack into an airtight container. Use within a few days (it will keep longer if you pour a thin layer of oil on the surface) or freeze.
Radish Leaf Salad
greens from 2 bunches of radishes
1 teaspoon mashed or crushed fresh garlic mixed with a pinch of salt
1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
1/4 cup fresh lemon juice
1/4 to 1/2 cup of raisins (the sweetness of the raisins balances the light bitterness of radish leaves)
1 onion sliced into thin rings OR 3 scallions finely chopped
1 can cooked garbanzo beans
Wash and dry the greens well and chop coarsely.
Make a dressing by combining the mashed garlic, the olive oil and lemon juice. Mix well
Add raisins, onions or scallions and the garbanzo beans to the greens and pour the dressing over all.
Toss well. Add additional salt and pepper to taste.
And this is my Daily Cyn.........