26 April 2012

Radish Thinnings

I thinned a few rows of radishes yesterday. 

well-rinsed radish thinnings

I hate wasting food, even the thinnings.  They can certainly go to compost, but they are much tastier in a Chopped Radish Thinnings Salad with Dandelion Vinaigrette.

the greens and roots are edible

It makes a delightful springtime first course.

Chopped Radish Thinnings Salad with Dandelion Vinaigrette:

well-rinsed radish thinnings, chopped
Dandelion Vinaigrette (recipe listed below)
a few tablespoons toasted seasoned breadcrumbs

Combine ingredients, toss, and plate.

Dandelion Vinaigrette:

1 cup dandelion petals, well-rinsed
1 cup boiling water
sugar to taste (1/2 cup to 1 cup)
1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
1/2 cup olive oil

Place dandelion petals in a glass jar or non-reactive pot.  Pour boiling water over petals and allow to steep several hours or overnight.  Strain petals from liquid.  Boil liquid with sugar to create syrup.  Once cooled, combine syrup, vinegar, and oil in dressing cruet.


  1. Mmmm that actually looks quite yummy! Are the leaves "radishy" tasting, or more like a green?

    1. They are surprisingly green! The young ones are best bc radish greens get prickly as they get older.