Radishes Tag

Radishes have a wealth of health benefits and are full of vitamins and minerals.  They are known to help alleviate digestive upset, minimize heart problems, and support a healthy respiratory system.  They are virtually free of fat and carbohydrates, so they make a great low calorie healthy option.  If you aren’t a fan of the spicy, peppery flavor of a raw radish, then this is definitely a recipe you want to try.  By roasting these beautiful root vegetables, the spiciness gets replaced by a mellow sweetness.

Roasted Radishes

Ingredients:
1 bunch radishes, green tops removed
1 Tbsp olive or avocado oil
¼ tsp garlic powder
¼ tsp sea salt
1/8 tsp black pepper

Directions:

  • Clean and cut radishes in half. If the bulbs are larger, cut into fourths.
  • Place in medium bowl. Add oil and spices.  Toss to coat.
  • Place in baking dish or on baking sheet in a single layer.
  • Bake at 425°F for 25 minutes or until they are tender and caramelized. The outside should be crisp, but the inside should be tender.

  • Serve warm with garlic scape dip (recipe below).

Garlic Scape Dip

Ingredients:
8 oz sour cream
3 garlic scapes, roughly chopped
½ tsp sea salt
Pinch black pepper

Add garlic scapes, salt, and pepper to food processor.  Pulse until scapes are finely chopped.

Scrape sides and pulse again.  Add sour cream and mix until well combined.  Chill until ready to serve.

*This dip can also be used for raw vegetables.  It goes well with the kohlrabi, cucumbers, and sugar snap peas in our shares this week. You could even add a fresh herb to the dip, like the dill in this week’s share.

Recipe and photos by Stephanie Borzio.  Stephanie is a mom of three active boys and is an autoimmune warrior.  After battling her own health for several years, Stephanie found healing through food and lifestyle changes, including joining Blooming Glen Farm CSA of which she is a long time member.  She is a Board Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who is passionate about sharing healthy living tips and real food recipes.  Instagram and Facebook: Tru You Essentials; Website: www.truyouessentials.com

It feels wonderful to have the windows open and the fresh air flowing through the house.  The sunshine we have been having certainly helps as well.  With all of this beautiful weather comes amazing spring produce from our friends at Blooming Glen Farm.  This salad showcases the broccoli, kohlrabi, radishes, and scallions from this week’s share.  You can also add the mushrooms from Primordia Farm and can use some honey from Heirloom Acres.   It serves as a great side dish for a barbecue or picnic.

Ingredients:
1 bunch broccoli (about 3 cups florets)
1 bunch kohlrabi (3 small)
½ bunch spring radishes (about 7-8)
1 pint cherry or grape tomatoes
2 large carrots
4 scallions, chopped
½ lb Maitake mushrooms, chopped
5 Tbsp red wine vinegar
¼ cup + 2 Tbsp olive oil
1 Tbsp fresh basil, finely chopped
1 tsp garlic powder
1 tsp sea salt
¼ tsp black pepper
1-2 tsp honey

  • Clean and chop broccoli. Lightly steam for 4 minutes.  Remove from heat, rinse with cold water, drain in colander, and let cool.
  • Peel kohlrabi and cut into matchsticks.
  • Thinly slice radishes.
  • Slice tomatoes in half.
  • Peel carrots and thinly slice or cut into matchsticks.
  • Place all produce in a large bowl.
  • Combine vinegar, oil, basil, garlic powder, salt, pepper, and honey in a small bowl. Whisk well to combine.
  • Pour dressing over vegetables, mix well, and allow to marinate for 1 hour.**
  • Serve as a side or on top of a bed of greens.

**You can serve this dish immediately, but it tastes best when it has time to set a little bit.

Recipe and photos by Stephanie Borzio.  Stephanie is a mom of three active boys and is an autoimmune warrior.  After battling her own health for several years, Stephanie found healing through food and lifestyle changes, including joining Blooming Glen Farm CSA of which she is a long time member.  She is a Board Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who is passionate about sharing healthy living tips and real food recipes. 

Instagram and Facebook: Tru You Essentials

Website: www.truyouessentials.com

The CSA season has officially begun and although pickup days look different than they have in the past, we are still getting beautiful organic produce from our favorite farmers.  This week’s recipe started with a focus on the green garlic, but evolved into a full meal that includes the salad greens, radishes, scallions, basil, oats and shitake mushrooms as well.

Salad Ingredients:
½ lb salad greens
Marinated radishes (recipe below)
Creamy garlic dressing (recipe below)
Grilled shitake mushrooms
Chive blossoms (optional)

  • Rinse and dry salad greens. Place in bowl or on platter.
  • Make marinated radishes and allow to set while preparing the rest of the meal.
  • Make dressing and set aside.
  • Remove stems from mushrooms and wash caps. Slice and place in bowl.  Add 2 Tbsp avocado or olive oil to pan.  Place pan on grill to heat.  Once oil is hot, add sliced mushrooms and cook for about 5 minutes.  Add ¼ tsp sea salt, 1/8 tsp black pepper, and 1/8 tsp garlic powder and stir to combine.  Place mushrooms in bowl to serve.
  • Chop scallions and place in bowl.
  • If you have access to chive blossoms, I like to add them as a garnish if available.
  • I served this salad with each item in separate bowls, but feel free to put everything together over the salad greens if you want.

 

Marinated Radish Ingredients:
½ bunch radishes, greens removed
½ stalk green garlic
½ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup avocado or olive oil
1 Tbsp honey
½ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp black pepper

  • Thinly slice radishes using a mandolin.
  • Thinly slice green garlic using both the white and green parts.
  • Place radishes and green garlic in a glass jar.
  • In a small pot, combine apple cider vinegar, oil, honey, salt, and pepper.
  • Heat to boil, mixing well.
  • Remove from heat and carefully pour over the radishes and green garlic. Place lid on jar and allow to cool for at least 30 minutes.

Creamy Garlic Dressing Ingredients:
1 ½ stalks green garlic
6 small scallions
½ cup homemade oat milk **
3 large basil leaves
½ lime, juiced
¼ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup + 3 Tbsp olive oil (divided)
½ tsp sea salt
¼ tsp black pepper

  • Rinse green garlic and scallions.
  • Slice green garlic stalks in half lengthwise.
  • Drizzle green garlic and scallions with 1 Tbsp olive oil.
  • Preheat grill and then reduce heat to low.
  • Place green garlic and scallions on grill.
  • Cook scallions for 2-3 minutes and green garlic for 4-5 minutes. Flip halfway through cooking time.
  • Remove from grill and trim roots off, as well as any pieces that are overcooked.
  • Place all dressing ingredients in blender (use the remaining ¼ cup + 2 Tbsp olive oil). Blend until smooth, about 30 seconds.

** Homemade Oat Milk- soak ¼ cup oats in about ½ cup water for 30 minutes.  Drain water and rinse oats.  Blend with ½ cup water for 30-60 seconds.  Strain through a nut bag or cheesecloth.  This makes about ½ cup oat milk, which the recipe calls for.

Recipe and photos by Stephanie Borzio.  Stephanie is a mom of three active boys and is an autoimmune warrior.  After battling her own health for several years, Stephanie found healing through food and lifestyle changes, including joining Blooming Glen Farm CSA of which she is a long time member.  She is a Board Certified Integrative Nutrition Health Coach who is passionate about sharing healthy living tips and real food recipes.
Instagram and Facebook: Tru You Essentials
Website: www.truyouessentials.com

Radishes are one of the first crops to pop up in the spring—a sign that warm days are coming and heavy winter eating is coming to an end. They’ve got a crisp crunch and bright spice, but somehow still have a root-crop earthiness about them.

Crudités is just a fancy way of saying raw, bite-sized vegetables served with a dipping sauce. In this recipe, that slightly spicy bite of the French breakfast radish pairs perfectly with creamy and salty feta. 

Radish Crudités with Creamy Feta Dip

– Wash and cut the greens off 1 bunch French Breakfast Radishes. (Reserve greens for another use.)

– In a food processor, combine:
1 cup crumbled feta cheese
1/2 cup plain yogurt
juice of 1 lemon
2 minced garlic cloves (or two stalks green garlic)
a handful of chopped chives (or scallions)
pepper (to taste)

– Pulse ingredients into a creamy consistency.  Serve as a dip for radishes and other raw veggies.

Alternatively, you can make a thicker spread with a pop of color by mixing a ½ bunch of grated radishes into the feta dip. Serve on top of a piece of crusty bread or (in my case) some gluten-free crackers.

Text and photography by Kate Darlington – Blooming Glen Farm second year intern, Colorado native, and food lover.