I never really got the point of radishes. I mean they were always there but I would never choose to buy them. I guess I never grew up eating them so they weren’t on my palate. I never really avoided them either more bypassed them without a second thought. That was all until I moved to France. I was served fresh radish, whole, with crusty bread, butter and salt, an absolute winning combination. They’re so peppery and almost spicy but in a completely satisfying way. Anyone like me who quite enjoys the burning sensation of mustard?
Radish are extremely easy to grow and super cheap to buy. As great as they are in a salad or served as above I wanted to do something different with them, so I embarked on this soup. It’s so easy to make it’s almost embarrassing but it tastes delicious and looks even better with it’s pale pink hue. I’m all for easy mid week cooking and this tasty little number can be whipped up in 25 minutes start to finish.
1 small or ½ large Red Onion, finely chopped
400g of Fresh Radish
1 Medium Potato
¾ tablespoon of Olive Oil
1 litre of Vegetable Stock
½ teaspoon of Black Pepper
To serve: olive oil and/or creme fraiche
- Take your radish and chop each one into 6 pieces, chop lengthways and then chop each half into three. Set aside.
- I don’t bother peeling my potato so just wash it and chop into small pieces, similar in size to the radish.
- Heat the olive oil in a medium size pot over a medium heat.
- Add in the onion and fry until the onion starts to become soft and translucent.
- Add in the radish and onion and fry for a couple of minutes until the start to soften and take a bit of colour.
- Now add in the sock and pepper, stir and leave to simmer for 15-20 minutes until both the radish and the potato are soft.
- Once everything is cooked remove from the heat, leave to cool for a few minutes and then blend into a velvety soup
Serve with a drizzle of peppery extra virgin olive oil or a dollop of crème fraiche.
Just a side note: I use a stick blender for my soups. I’ve tried using the nutribullet before and find the potato goes a bit gluey and unpleasant.
I hope you enjoy. I always like to hear if you make any of my recipes so please comment on here or on my social media and let me know. Have a great weekend x x