Growing radishes are one of the easiest and fastest growing vegetables you can grow in the garden and you can grow them all summer long! Not only do they have a flavorful root but their greens are really tasty too! I just thinned a row of diakon radishes and mind you I absolutely hate thinning! Call me crazy but I feel bad for the little roots that don’t get to grow up to be tasty little radishes.
Last week I used my radish greens to make a tasty pesto! Radish greens have a mild peppery flavor.
So do yourself a favor and try this recipe. You won’t be disappointed!
Radish Leaf Pesto
- 2 Handfuls of radish greens
- 2 cloves of fresh garlic
- 1/4 cup of olive oil
- 1/3 cup of shredded parmesan cheese
- dash of salt and pepper
Remember to wash and dry greens. Remove stems and put everything in blender or food processor. Blend until creamy.
I put my pesto over grilled salmon, but this can be used in pasta, over a crostini, rubbed on a rack of lamb or stuffed in a chicken breast.
Happy Gardening and Bon Appetit!