Radishes mature quickly and they are easy to grow. My balcony radishes are not ready to harvest yet and I was delighted to see them back at Temple Bar Market yesterday – McNally Family Farm, of course!
I love radishes in salad or just with sourdough bread (1) and butter but radish leaves are also edible and very tasty! While basil can be difficult to grow in Ireland, I would like to share my radish leaves pesto recipe.
- A bunch of radish (leaves)
- 30 gr. of almonds
- 40gr. of parmesan cheese
- 4 cooking spoons of olive oil
- 2 cooking spoons of rapeseed oil
- 1 clove of garlic
Separate the radish leaves from the bulbs. Rinse and dry them. Put the almonds and the garlic clove in a food processor and process until smooth. Add the radish leaves, parmesan cheese and oils before processing again. Et voila…
I like making thick pesto but if you wish to make it thiner you can just add more oil. Pour your pesto into a jar and add a little bit of olive oil at the top before putting it in the fridge – Olive oil will help keep it longer as it creates a protective barrier.
Need more radish leaves’ recipes? The Radish leaves soup is also one of my favourites. You can also use radish leaves to make your vegetable lasagna – replacing spinach by radish leaves.
And you, do you any radish leaves recipes?