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Radish Toasts with Lemon Basil Butter

June 24, 2011
4 Ratings
  • Serves 1 (easily doubles)
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


Test Kitchen Notes

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. - Hilarybee —Hilarybee

What You'll Need
  • 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!
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8 Reviews

Brussels S. August 3, 2011
I just made a similar recipe a few weeks ago! Great minds think alike... http://brusselsforbreak.blogspot.com/2011/07/heirloom-radishes-and-leaning-shed-farm.html
BlueKaleRoad August 3, 2011
Great minds DO think alike! :) Thanks for sharing your post, I enjoyed it and want to try your salad.
Kitchen B. July 7, 2011
This is a must try for me. Getting radishes tomorrow and making them......
BlueKaleRoad July 7, 2011
Oh good, that makes me happy! I hope you enjoy them.
Beautiful, M. June 25, 2011
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!
BlueKaleRoad June 25, 2011
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.
sexyLAMBCHOPx June 24, 2011
Such a tasty sandwich; love the combo of good butter and fresh radishes with Maldon salt. A compound butter sounds extra special.
BlueKaleRoad June 24, 2011
Oh yes, Maldon salt! Lots of yummy ways to enjoy this combination.