Delicious and Nutritious Radish Greens Recipes
I have always loved radishes. They're ruby red, crunchy, and a tad spicy, making them a perfect addition to any vegetable platter or salad.
Here you are going to find two of my radish recipes, along with their health benefits. Enjoy!
Are Radish Greens Edible?
When I harvested my first small crop of radishes from my summer garden, I noticed how beautiful their leaves and tops were, making me wonder: are radish greens edible?
Yes, they are! Also, they are superbly healthy for you! They contain almost six times the Vitamin C content as the vegetable part, as well as healthy doses of calcium and protein.
So, how do they taste? Well, to be honest, they are quite bitter and rough in the raw. However, when added to a salad or sauteed, they are fantastic.
Below you will find two recipes using the greens. The ones I used came from my garden, but you can find them in stores as well. Enjoy!
Radish Greens Recipe: Salad
- 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, (other kinds of lettuce can be used as well)
- 1 small bushel radishes with greens
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
- 1 tbsp lemon juice
- 2 tbsp peach mango preserves, (adds sweetness and thickness to dressing)
- garlic powder
- onion powder
- 1/2 avocado, optional
Sweet Peach Mango Preserves Dressing
I used peach mango preserves for this recipe, but you could probably use any other kind of similar preserves or substitute in some honey for the sweetness.
The amounts for this dressing will make enough for one large salad. You can add more to the mix and store it in the fridge or make less for a small salad. Make sure to mix well before serving!
Radish Greens Salad with Avocado Recipe Instructions
- Thoroughly clean lettuce, radishes, and greens in cool water. Pat dry with a paper towel.
- Tear apart lettuce and greens and place in a large salad bowl.
- Thinly slice radishes and mix into lettuce and greens.
- Slice an avocado, and put one half to the side. If necessary, remove the seed. Gently spoon the avocado from the shell, and slice. Place it on top of the salad.
- In a separate bowl (I used a measuring cup), prepare the dressing. Mix ingredients until no longer chunky from preserves. Pour over salad.
- Optional: For additional crunch, you can add croutons, sunflower seeds, walnuts, or sliced almonds.
Below is the nutritional value of the radish greens salad, not including the dressing or the avocado. As you can see, for very few calories you can fill up since the salad is mostly roughage.
Radish Greens Salad Nutrition
|Serving size: 1 small salad|
|Calories from Fat||0|
|% Daily Value *|
|Fat 0 g|
|Carbohydrates 6 g||2%|
|Fiber 2 g||8%|
|Protein 2 g||4%|
|Cholesterol 0 mg|
|* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.|
Sauteed Radish Greens with Sunflower Seeds Recipe
If you would rather cook the radish greens, here is a nice side dish recipe.
- radish greens
- 1 tbsp butter
- 1 tsp olive oil
- 1/8 cup sunflower seeds
- 1/2 tsp minced garlic
- 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
- 1/2 tsp onion powder (or 1 small chopped onion)
- In a pan, melt butter. Add minced garlic, red pepper flakes, olive oil, onion powder, and sunflower seeds. Stir until sunflower seeds are slightly browned.
- Add in radish greens. Sauté until tender. Add salt to taste.