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Radishes: The Best Thing to Buy, The Best Ways to Eat It—Now!

Julia Bainbridge
Food Editor
Yahoo Food
April 30, 2014

Radishes: The Best Thing to Buy, The Best Ways to Eat It—Now!

Julia Bainbridge
Food Editor
Yahoo Food
April 30, 2014

We keep our eyes peeled for the freshest, most in-season vegetables and the best deals on store shelves. And we do it for you, in the name of making everyday eating unicorn-sighting-exciting. (At least, we try.) Here’s what to buy, and the very best ways to eat it—now!

Radishes are polarizing little root vegetables. You slice them and put them on everything imaginable or you squinch up your nose at their peppery bite, like our cabbie did that time we shared ours with him, quartered and salted and ready for our pre-boarding snack, on the way to JFK.

It’s obvious which side of the coin we fall on. 

Raw, cooked, whole, shaved, seasoned, plain, white, red, purple, we LOVE radishes. Like serrano chiles, one in the bunch always packs a bigger punch than the rest, and finding it is a fun game. Plus they’re just so pink and round and happy and crunchy. And they’re at their best right now.

Glazed Radishes

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Asparagus, Peas, and Radishes with Fresh Tarragon

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Buttery Shrimp and Radish Pasta

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Sauteed Radishes with Mint

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Radish Cous Cous

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Roasted Radishes with Almond Salsa Verde

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Shredded Cabbage and Radish Salad

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Beef and Radish Salad Sandwich

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Radish and Pecan Grain Salad

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Quick-Pickled Radishes

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