Radish Toasts with Lemon Basil Butter

By • June 24, 2011 • 8 Comments



Author Notes: Radish sandwiches are a favorite of mine. That combination of butter, salt and radish is just divine. Sometimes I have to stop myself from eating them everyday. They can be enjoyed with an herb butter on thinly sliced bread which looks pretty, or by tearing off a hunk of baguette, swiping it in soft butter, sticking a couple radish slices on top and sprinkling with salt. Your choice...both are delicious! - BlueKaleRoad

BlueKaleRoad

Food52 Review: There is little better than radishes, newly pulled from the garden, dipped in butter and dusted with sea salt. BlueKaleRoad uses the combination of radish, butter and herbs to its best advantage. Butter softens the spicy flavor without diminishing it. The lemon basil adds a light citrus finish. I used a loaf of levain, KerryGold butter and white icicle radishes from my garden. I had to “borrow” lemon basil from my neighbor’s hedge as I couldn’t find any at the local farmer’s market. This recipe is a lovely lunch. On small toasts, BlueKaleRoad’s recipe would make a beautiful starter. - HilarybeeHilarybee

Serves 1 (easily doubles)

  • 2 thin slices of your favorite bread
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, softened
  • 10 lemon basil leaves
  • a few grinds of grains of paradise or black pepper
  • 2 large radishes, thinly sliced
  • sea salt to taste
  1. Lighly toast the slices of bread and let cool.
  2. Roughly chop the lemon basil leaves. With a mortar and pestle, pound the butter, leaves and grains of paradise together until well mixed.
  3. Smear each slice of toast with 1/2 tablespoon of herbed butter. Arrange radish slices on top and sprinkle with sea salt. Enjoy!

Tags: Easy, fresh, Vegetarian

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almost 3 years ago Brussels Sprouts for Breakfast

I just made a similar recipe a few weeks ago! Great minds think alike... http://brusselsforbreak...

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almost 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Great minds DO think alike! :) Thanks for sharing your post, I enjoyed it and want to try your salad.

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about 3 years ago Kitchen Butterfly

This is a must try for me. Getting radishes tomorrow and making them......

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Oh good, that makes me happy! I hope you enjoy them.

Linda_cooking

about 3 years ago Beautiful, Memorable Food

I had my first radish and butter sandwich last year and couldn't believe how great that combination is. This butter must make it extraordinary!

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Thanks! I remember the first time I had this sandwhich and felt the same way as you. Somehow this combination is just meant to be.

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about 3 years ago sexyLAMBCHOPx

Such a tasty sandwich; love the combo of good butter and fresh radishes with Maldon salt. A compound butter sounds extra special.

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about 3 years ago BlueKaleRoad

Oh yes, Maldon salt! Lots of yummy ways to enjoy this combination.