Tuesday, May 14, 2013

Did you know you can eat radish leaves?

Well, I didn't know that either. When I brought in the first radishes of the season, I thought, "What a shame that I have to throw away all of those greens!"  So, I looked on the internet. (How did we survive before the World Wide Web came along?? ;)

And you CAN eat radish leaves!  They are a little bitter, but bitter is good when mixed with other flavors, and of course they are good FOR you. 

I added the leaves from the first batch to a salad.  Very nice.  Last night, I brought in even more radishes.

See the first picture up there?  I carefully washed the tender parts of the greens (avoiding the tougher stemmy parts.)  Then, I gave them a good whirl in the salad spinner.  I melted about a Tablespoon of bacon grease in my cast iron pan, on medium-low heat, added the leaves, and sauteed them, stirring until they were nicely wilted down. (I thought I had taken a picture of the finished product, but now I realize that my camera battery fizzled right then. :(

When they were nicely done, I put on salt and pepper. I served them with Jami's fabulous
No-Fail 5-minute Hollandaise Sauce.



  1. I had no idea. Sounds delicious!

  2. Did not know this and I have lots in the garden...I will give some a try. Enjoying reading through your posts!!


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