Abendbrot mit Rettich

September 6, 2010

Test Kitchen-Approved

Author Notes:

During the years I lived in Germany, Abendbrot typified my evening meal. You could adorn your slice of bread with cheese, sliced meat, vegetable slices, and herb garnish. Last night I decided to toast some organic peasant bread, then added thin slices of soft cheese rounds, topping that with some herbs and a layer of radish slices. Perfect! - Sagegreen


Food52 Review: Having just a few excellent quality ingredients on hand really elevates what would otherwise be a very humble sandwich. I used my favorite sourdough bread and rounds of Boucheron goat cheese. When topped with the Himalayan salt, the crushed pink peppercorns, the herbs, and, of course, the radishes, this is a quick, delicious and nourishing meal or snack. - WinnieAbThe Editors

Serves: 2-4


  • 8 slices artisan bread of your choice
  • drizzle of best EVOO
  • 8 ounces soft ripened goat cheese or burratina
  • 1 teaspoon pink Himalayan salt or kosher salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon fresh milled pink peppercorns
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat leaf parsley
  • 1 tablespoon fresh chopped chives
  • 1 bunch of radishes, washed and sliced thinly
In This Recipe


  1. Drizzle a bit of EVOO on the sliced bread and toast until golden brown.
  2. Add the thinly sliced cheese rounds on top of the hot toast.
  3. Add the fresh herbs on top of the cheese.
  4. Sprinkle the pink salt and pepper on top of the sliced radish. Layer the radish slices on top. Enjoy as dinner or a snack.

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Reviews (10) Questions (0)

10 Reviews

JoanG September 24, 2010
This looks fabulous. Congrats Sagegreen!
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Sagegreen September 23, 2010
Thank you, WinnieAb, for such a lovely review and to the editors for the ep. This is a simple, but delicious way to savor fresh radishes.
WinnieAb September 23, 2010
You are very welcome Sagegreen!
TheWimpyVegetarian September 8, 2010
I love the simplicity of this! It seems every flavor would come through in such a clean way and yet come together wonderfully!
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Sagegreen September 23, 2010
Thanks, ChezSuzanne, for your observation! I think this is true.
AppleAnnie September 7, 2010
This sounds "yum" to me too!
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Sagegreen September 7, 2010
I've had it two nights in a row now (esp. since we are back in swing with the new semester underway, quick is great.)
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Sagegreen September 7, 2010
...and thank you!
drbabs September 6, 2010
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Sagegreen September 7, 2010