Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Radish tops

Do you throw away radish leaves when you clean a bunch? You're throwing away good food. Radish leaves can be eaten raw in the salad but they also make a very good green vegetable, like spinach. Like spinach, too, they cook down, so plop them in boiling water for 15 to 20 seconds, then freeze them. Keep adding to your stash until you have enough for a meal. "Free" food!

6 comments:

Chiot's Run said...

Thanks for the tip! I prefer my greens in soup.

Anonymous said...

Had no idea - thanks!!

Pat said...

Radish tops are great in soup, too!

Margaret said...

That makes me want to cry!!LOL!! I have been tossing all my radish tops on the compost pile. At least I got something for it. No More, at least until I try them. I do like cooked greens. How are they raw?? I like all sorts of greens in a salad.
Regards, Peg

Pat said...

If you try them raw, chop them small. They have a slight radish taste, but the texture puts some people off. The texture changes when they're cooked.

Kandace said...

Thanks for the information. I just finished thinnng the radishes in my garden and didn't want to throw the tender shoots away. I'll add it to the thinned arugula from today and have a tasty salad.