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Radish-top Salad

9 Jun

My daughter made this Radish Top Yogurt dish and and I loved it.

First take some some radishes, the bottom part, and chop or slice then add them to some plain yogurt (we used about a cup). Season with salt and freshly ground coarse black pepper. This will be the dressing.
Then take one bunch of young tender radish tops. Clean and dry them.  Chop coarsely.
Heat some oil, we used olive because that was what we had.  Add seasoning and sauté quickly.  We used coarsely ground red chili pepper but my daughter said she usually toasts some cumin seeds in the oil also. (I’m thinking garlic or garlic scapes would be good seasonings to use here too)  Add the radish tops and sauté until tender.  My daughter says sometimes she likes to toast the greens on high heat until they are almost crispy.  I’ll have to try that next time.
Mix the wilted greens into the yogurt mix.  Toast some peanuts in a pan and add them to the salad.
It’s really yummy.  Here I’ve always thrown the tops in the compost.  Who knew they were good eats!

Another Another Garlic Scape Recipe

8 Jul

1/2 pound garlic scapes
1/2 cup grated parmesan cheese
Olive oil (about 1/4 to 1/2 cup)
Pine nuts (optional)

Chop the garlic scapes into 3 inch lengths. Put it int he food processor and process until pureed. Add the parmesan and pine nuts (if using) and process until smooth. Slowly add the olive oil as the food processor runs and continue until all the oil is combined into the garlic. Store in an air-tight jar in the refrigerator.

Another Garlic Scape Pesto! (A little less intense!)

8 Jul

We also like to make a pesto out of garlic scapes.  You’ll need a handful of scapes, which we chop up in the food processor, and then add at least twice as much other green stuff.  Spinach and parsley are good choices, and really let the flavor of the scape come through.  We also toss in a handful of walnuts, some salt, parmesan, and process again.  Finally, add a glug glug glug of olive oil, and process one last time.  This pesto is great spread on bread for sandwiches, or on pasta, or a glop of it on top of grilled veggies or chicken.