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Watermelon Radishes

I've always had a weird aversion to radishes.  I never ate them growing up and assumed that they are just a strange, unnecessary food item.  When I started planting my own garden a few years ago with zero experience or knowledge, I found that radishes were as close to an immediate gratification plant as you get.  They can go from seed to plate in about 28 days given the right variety and conditions.  And they actually taste pretty good if you harvest them when they are young.  (A word of caution - don't try to grow a giant radish and then try to eat it - it will be peppery!)

And then I discovered watermelon radishes.  They are a light green on the outside with a beautiful dark

red to hot pink interior.  They are beautiful and delicious.  I've found that they are perfect steamed and pureed.  No need to add anything as they will be subtly sweet when prepared.  It's one of the easiest veggies to prepare:


Watermelon Radish Purée

  • Rinse and peel the radish

  • Chop coarsely

  • Steam for 12-15 minutes

  • Blend

  • Serve

17 Basic Purées

Tex Mex, Baby Style