Make Ahead

Radish Spread with Fresh Herbs

September  6, 2010
4 Ratings
  • Makes 2 cups
Author Notes

Here is my variation on the classic French theme of radish-sea salt-sweet butter-baguette. I have included a photo of my radishes and favorite flaked sea salt. Allow the cream cheese to warm up on your counter for a few hours before preparing this snack. - Lizthechef —Lizthechef

Test Kitchen Notes

We really loved this recipe -- it’s a great starter recipe for those of us who have only eaten radishes with salt or in salad. The creamy cheese and herb mix is a great foil to the spicy crunchy radishes, and that little bit a flaked salt on top just makes it that much better. We ate this up during the game Saturday night -- a perfect snack! - aargersi —The Editors

What You'll Need
  • 1 small bunch of medium-sized radishes, 8 to 10 radishes
  • 3 tablespoons chopped flat-leaf parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh chives
  • 1 8-ounce block of cream cheese, room temperature
  • Zest of one small lemon
  • 1/4 teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 3 tablespoons creme fraiche
  • Toasted baguette slices
  • Flaked sea salt
  1. Clean, trim, and thinly slice the radishes. Place in a bowl and add the parsley, dill, and chives.
  2. In another bowl, combine the softened cream cheese with the lemon zest, pepper, and creme fraiche. Mix well.
  3. Add the radish-herb mixture to the creamy spread and gently combine.
  4. Spread on toasted baguette slices and garnish with sea salt. Serve.

See what other Food52ers are saying.

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  • testkitchenette
  • MyCommunalTable
  • TheWimpyVegetarian
  • Lizthechef

14 Reviews

Hark March 6, 2012
Great spread! I made it for a potluck party, and people were surprised they liked something with radishes in it. I think it would be good for a brunch buffet with bagels.
Lizthechef May 16, 2012
Agree that it's a good match with bagels, maybe thinly cut and toasted?
testkitchenette September 9, 2010
So good...wish I had some with a glass of white wine/champagne!
MyCommunalTable September 9, 2010
Sounds good and I wish that I had some right now.
Lizthechef September 9, 2010
It is such an easy spread to put together - thanks!
TheWimpyVegetarian September 8, 2010
I love all these great radish recipes, including this one! Thanks Liz - I can't wait to try this. It looks soooo good!
Lizthechef September 8, 2010
Thanks, Suzanne - my husband is wolfing down a second batch...
Lizthechef September 6, 2010
OK, how do I get the other photo to pop up here? Will I ever get it... Oh, but thanks!
drbabs September 6, 2010
Love this!
mrslarkin September 6, 2010
Lizthechef September 6, 2010
Thanks - I was inspired by your radish butter, deserving of the blue ribbon, in my book...
Sunchowder September 6, 2010
Another one I am going to have to try! This looks really tasty ;)
gingerroot September 6, 2010
Yum! This looks delicious.
Sagegreen September 6, 2010
A great version! Thanks.