Radish greens are G-O-L-D.
Do NOT throw them out.
Actually all greens are gold but these ones in particular frequently get a bum rap.
Radishes are plentiful, beautiful, and fairly well priced right now. Have you seen those “easter egg ones”? They are gorgeous.
When choosing radishes make sure they are unblemished and don’t look dry. If you can, choose a bunch that has great looking greens attached to them and I’ll show you two ways to use them.
Radishes with the greens attached are typically very dirty. Cut the veggies off and wash under running water. I recommend chopping up the tops and soaking them in cold water, lift them carefully out of water (so the dirt stays on the bottom of the soak bowl) then spin them dry in your salad spinner.
They are now ready to be added to your salad greens if you’d like. They can be mixed with your smoothie greens as well. Go for it.
Or…you can saute’ some up with a little garlic and eat them cooked.
I cook a LOT of the softer greens like this – baby kale, spinach, arugula. It’s super quick and super delish
Wash then chop the greens along with some garlic (as much as YOU want)
Add a tiny bit of oil to the pan (grapeseed, coconut are best healthy choices) and cook garlic over medium heat for a minute. Add the greens and salt and pepper to taste. They will wilt down pretty quickly.
I didn’t have enough greens for the snack I was planning so once the radish greens were wilted, I added a fistful of spinach greens to the pan and cooked them for 2 more minutes until they reduced. They could have been added together but I wanted you to see (bottom of pan in photo below) what a small amount the radish greens cook down to.
I turned the greens out onto a plate and while the pan was hot I cracked two eggs into it, broke the yoke and fried them quickly.
They came to rest on top of the greens.
Then I finished the plate with some sliced avocado. You could add some sprouts as well, if you are inclined.
Breakfast (or snack) of champions. Quick, satisfying and delish.
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