Monday, June 7, 2010

Radish Sprouts

I don't like radishes at all, however this year I found out that radish sprouts are pretty good eating. After planting a good amount for Trish in a raised bed, a heavy rain spread the seed all over the place including bunching it up together. So, I have have been slowly thinning them out little by little by eating the small shoots. They had a bit of the radish flavor that I don't like, but in a small doses it wasn't bad. Today, I needed to thin a heavy amount as they are setting their second set of leaves and the bulbs are forming. I brought the sprouts into the house and gave them a good washing. After all I don't care to eat dirt and/or unknown hidden protein packages. Bugs! After setting a fair amount into a small bowl, I tried few salad  dressings. The zesty italian didn't work with the radish, where as the creamy ranch was pretty good. I also tried just a bit of salt and parmesian cheese, which turned out to be my favorite.

So, I googled the use of radish tops, and found that many folks use the tops from sprout to fully developed radishes. Who knew! Radishes sprouts/greens are full of good vitamins and other good stuff, so I am planting more radishes and soon.


  1. Neat, I never knew that about the tops. We pulled our first radishes to eat yesterday and also some lettuce. I'll tell Bill about the radish tops. Thanks for the info.

  2. I finally had some (now grown) new radishes this past weekend with a meal from the grill - they were pretty good, definitely better than the last ones I had from the store. I'm really looking forward to the carrots, turnips, parsnips, rutabagas, and potatoes. Root veggies rock!