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

June 14, 2010
2 Ratings
Photo by James Ransom
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
  • 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
In This Recipe
  1. Tartine with Mustard Mayo and Mashed Avocado
  2. 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.
  1. Radishes with Butter and Salt
  2. Dip the radishes in butter and then salt. Crunch!

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Amanda Hesser

Recipe by: Amanda Hesser

Before starting Food52 with Merrill, I was a food writer and editor at the New York Times. I've written several books, including "Cooking for Mr. Latte" and "The Essential New York Times Cookbook." I played myself in "Julie & Julia" -- hope you didn't blink, or you may have missed the scene! I live in Brooklyn with my husband, Tad, and twins, Walker and Addison.