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Cooking my CSA, Radish Butter


June 5, 2013 by Emily


That right there is radish butter, my new favorite nibble. I’ve recently come into a surplus of radishes due to my CSA starting this week, and I needed to use them up in lots of tasty ways! If you don’t know what a CSA is, it’s totally cool.. I’m here to tell you the facts of life! Just kidding, but I’ll fill you in.

CSA stands for community supported agriculture, at the beginning of the season you purchase a “share” of a farm and then once a week you get to pick up a box full of super fresh, local, usually organic produce! You get veggies, and local farms get an economic boost, Win/Win!

Yesterday I recieved lots and lots of lettuces and greens, strawberries and radishes. The greens are already half gone (mmmm, Lettuce Wraps!) and I’ve just been eating the strawberries like the candy that they are, so that leaves us with radishes. Usually I’ll pickled them to eat in wraps or on tacos, but I already have a jar of them doing their thing in the fridge… so I’m taking a (kitchen) trip to France and making some Radish Butter!

Radishes with cold butter is a French thing that Alex has eaten in the past, but it’s a little difficult for me wrap my brain around. Put butter on a radish and put it in my mouth? um, pass.  But as a spread?! Bring. It. On.


What you’ll Need:

1/2 pound round red radishes, trimmed, at room temperature
6 tablespoons unsalted butter, completely softened
1/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
1/4 teaspoon freshly black pepper


1- Put the radishes in the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the radishes are chopped into a very fine dice.    2- Transfer the radishes into a tea towel or a double thickness of paper towels and squeeze out the extra liquid.     3-Transfer the radishes to a medium bowl and add the softened butter.    4- With a rubber spatula, smoosh the radish and butter together until it’s a smooth mixture, add the salt and pepper and stir through.   5- Serve immediately, spreading on nice chewy bread!  


If you’d like to store this for a later use, refrigerate in an airtight container for up to 2 weeks. Allow the mixture to sit at room temperature for 10 -15 minutes before serving. 

1 comment »

  1. [...] mentioned yesterday in my first CSA post that I was making pickled radishes. I LOVE pickled radishes, honestly I could [...]

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