Friday, February 03, 2012

Spiced French Breakfast Radish

Chris from Mele Cotte is hosting this edition of Weekend Herb Blogging and this week I find myself in the midst of French Breakfast Radish.

french breakfast radish© by Haalo

French Breakfast Radish are immediately identifiable by their elongated form - a blush of red that ends with a white tip. These are milder and I think juicer then regular radish and make a refreshing snack just as they are. One of the easiest ways to enjoy them is to serve them with whipped butter and a little sea salt.

I know the Superbowl is coming so snack food is on the agenda and if you're looking for something a little different then perhaps this could be it. Based upon a recipe by Madhur Jaffrey, these radishes are marinated in a mix of cayenne and vinegar. The original recipe calls for red wine vinegar but I feel it's a little harsh for these radish so I've chosen apple cider vinegar. The radish stay wonderfully crisp and juicy, yet impart a fantastic kick of heat.

spiced french breakfast radish© by Haalo

Spiced French Breakfast Radish
(Adapted from Madhur Jaffrey)

1 bunch French Breakfast Radish
¼ teaspoon cayenne pepper (more or less to taste)
sea salt
1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar

Note: you can also use regular radish

Top and tail the radish and then slice in half lengthways.

Place the vinegar and cayenne in a bowl and stir well - add in the radish and then crumble in a large pinch of sea salt. Toss well and then cover.

Let them marinate for a few hours - returning to give them a toss every now and again.

Place the radish and the collected juice into a bowl and serve.


  1. ooh! What a great snack. I haven't thought about radishes in this way. Can't wait to try!

    (The round up should be up soon!)

    1. Thanks Chris - hope you enjoy them!


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