This sounds weird. I get it. You would think the nicest thing you could do with the tops of radishes would be put it in the compost heap. And maybe that would be true, if you get a typical bunch of radishes with the commonly yellowed, wilted tops. But, if you are lucky enough to take home a bunch of radishes with tops that look like these, well, you have no choice but to do them justice.
Here's what I've done the last few times I've taken them home: (if you can't use them right away, rinse and spin dry like you would any other green . If you leave them attached, they will wilt faster than you can say supermarket radishes).
This is basically leek and potato soup with some radish tops thrown in.
2 Tbs. Butter
2 Leeks, white and light green parts only (save dark green tops to make quick veggie stock);
3 medium sized potatoes
1 bunch of radish greens, rinsed and dried
4 cups veggie (or chicken) stock
Cream or Milk
Salt and Pepper
- Melt butter over medium high heat. When fully melted and beginning to bubble, add leeks. Turn heat to medium low and stir frequently, until very soft.
- Add potatoes, continue to stir frequently.
- When potatoes soften a bit (about 5 minutes), add radish green.
- Stir for a minute. Add veggie or chicken stock.
- Simmer until potatoes are cooked through and soft.
- Puree with immersion blender or in regular blender (making sure not to overfill blender).
- Add cream and milk until desire consistency (I like mine on a the thicker side)
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Top with chopped parsley.
No complaints here!