Tartine with Mustard Mayo and Mashed Avocado and Radishes with Butter and Salt

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Author Notes: Sometimes I need to be reminded of the simple not-quite-recipes that are just as pleasing as an elaborate feast.
Here I share this humble gem, along with another favorite, fresh radishes with butter and salt. Happy lunching.
Amanda Hesser

Serves 1

Tartine with Mustard Mayo and Mashed Avocado

  • 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon mayonnaise
  • 2 slices whole grain bread, toasted
  • 1/2 ripe avocado, peeled
  • A few drops lemon juice
  • Salt
  1. In a small bowl, blend the mustard and mayonnaise. Spread on the toasted bread. In another bowl mash the avocado with the lemon juice and salt to taste. Spoon the avocado over the mustard mayo and spread it to the edges.

Radishes with Butter and Salt

  • Handful fresh radishes with their tops attached, scrubbed
  • Fresh unsalted butter, just below room temperature (so it's soft but not oily)
  • Flaky sea salt like Maldon
  1. Dip the radishes in butter and then salt. Crunch!

Tags: dinner for one, quick, simple, Spring, Summer

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about 1 year ago RoastedBeet

So how do you prevent the avocado from going brown in between lunch prep and lunch time? Does the lemon juice preserve the green color? Or will your little ones eat it even if its getting brown?

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almost 3 years ago carol_tanenbaum

Horseradish on oyster crackers; radishes & scallions dipped in salt -- took me right back to my childhood. Just happen to have all the ingredients for the tartine and radishes and a split of Champagne. Might just extend Bastille Day to Bastille Week!

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almost 3 years ago carol_tanenbaum

Horseradish on oyster crackers; radishes & scallions with salt. Took me right back to my childhood. Just happen to have all the ingredients for the tartine & radishes, and a split of Champagne. Maybe I'll extend Bastille Day for a week!

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almost 3 years ago Marylou Hampleman

I found your tartine recipe and it looks delish. I have everything so I am going to make it right now. I have some flax seed bread that I think it will be wonderful on.

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almost 3 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

That sounds great -- happy eating!

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almost 3 years ago Number FIVE

Thank goodness for creative people like you Amanda!! I am eating a salad as I am reading this. -- Romaine, tomato, celery and a sliced radish, covered w/ Romano cheese and Vidalia onion dressing. Reallygreat tasting. BUT - this is the ONLY way I know how to eat radishes - in a salad. TOMORROW I MUST TRY YOUR RECIPE WITH BUTTER AND SALT. THANKS AGAIN.

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almost 3 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Hope you like the combination. It's hardly a recipe, but figured it was worth noting!

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almost 3 years ago JackieA

That bread looks incredible! I could eat that alone.

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almost 3 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Yes it's that great grainy, sturdy, and sweet (but not dry) bread. I love it, too. Makes the best toast.

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almost 3 years ago glendau

My dad has always eaten butter and radish sandwiches (butter the bread, slice the radishes and put on the bread, salt, yummy). People always look at me funny when i tell them about those delicious sandwiches that are now a favorite of mine.

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almost 3 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Nice. My dad ate things like that, too -- he loved horseradish on oyster crackers.

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almost 4 years ago lacerise

Never got to the radish portion of the meal, but the tartine was scrumptious. Thank you!

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over 3 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

You're welcome!

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almost 4 years ago MemeGRL

I thought the radishes sounded gross but I was so intrigued, I had to try it. Unbelievably good! And it made so much sense--the butter softened the bitterness of the radishes just perfectly. Thanks for this!

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over 3 years ago Amanda Hesser

Amanda is a co-founder of Food52.

Glad you liked it!