Storage Radishes

watermelon radishThe Basics

We store watermelon and black radishes all winter to liven things up when the cold sets in. Radishes are in the Brassica family along with broccoli, cabbage, kohlrabi, cauliflower, turnips, and Brussels sprouts.

Cooking Tips

Watermelon radishes are mild and beautifully colored with pink insides, so they make beautiful edible garnishes. Slice thin whole circles to put on top of salads.

Black radishes are spicier, with a scaly black outside and creamy white interior. They’re great sliced with butter and salt on bread. Add raw spinach and herbs for a great sandwich. You can grate them raw on salad, or do a grated salad with radishes, olive oil, salt and pepper, carrots, sweet onion, raisins, apples, anything you like.

If you don’t like the bite of radishes, try sauteing them, it takes the bite off and makes them sweeter. We also like to use them on a surface such as crackers, and for dipping in hummus. These radishes are also great to pickle.