Radishes - Plum Purple

Quick Facts:

Plum purple radishes have a delightfully sweet and mild flavor.This radish is truly a treat to eat with its crisp, tender white flesh and striking deep purple color.

Availability: June

Sale Quantity: By the bunch

Uses: Plum purple radishes add a stunning bit of color to a salad, and can also be enjoyed raw with hummus or roasted in a pan.

Grown in: Student Transitional Organic Field



Preparation and Storage

Preparation: Rinse radishes well before use.

Storage: Store radishes in a dry plastic bag, or a container with a lid in a shallow amount of water. It is best to eat them quickly to ensure the best texture and flavor (3-7 days.) If they become a bit soft, they can be put in a bath of ice water before consuming to perk them back up.



Nutrition: Radishes are very low in calories, with only 19 calories for a 1 cup serving. They are packed with Riboflaven, vitamin B6, folate, calcium, and fiber.



Recipe:

Summer Radish Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups Radishes, sliced
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup Red onion, sliced
  • 1 cup Cucumber, seeded and sliced
  • 1/2 cup Olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons White wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon white sugar
  • 1 clove Garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon fresh Dill, chipped

Directions:

  • Toss radish slices with salt and let stand for about 10 minutes
  • Drain liquid and transfew radishes to large bowl to combine with red onion and cucumber slices
  • Whisk olive oil, vinegar, sugar, garlic, and dill in a small bowl until well mixed; pour over vegetables and toss to combine
  • Cover and refrigerate at least an hour before serving