Riverford Wicked Leeks
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Crunch, peppery, rosy little radishes, are good eaten as a starter with just a little salt and butter, clearing your palate for the main meal. Dip into salty, pungent bagna cauda, use them to add texture to salads and coleslaws or try one of these easy ideas:


  • Radishes


  1. You can cook radishes, which softens and sweetens the taste, so if you’re not a great fan of them raw, try simmering them in a little stock for just a few mins until tender. Toss in a little melted butter and throw in some chopped fresh herbs (eg. mint or parsley) and serve as a side dish for meat or fish.
  2. If we send them out bunched, with their leaves, you can eat them too.
  3. Cut the leaves off when they arrive, to stop moisture leaching from the radish into the leaves.
  4. Radishes can soften quite quickly after they’re picked. To refresh their crisp texture, pop in a bowl of iced water for a few mins and they’ll come back to life.
  5. salata baladi
  6. serves 4, prep 10 minutes, cook 0 minutes
  7. This simple, traditional Lebanese dish is usually made with their short cucumbers. Our award-winning mini cucumbers have bags of flavour and work well in this. The easiest way to remove the seeds is to scrape them out with a teaspoon. 1 lettuce, preferably cos, shredded, 2 mini cucumbers, seeds removed & sliced (or use 1 regular cucumber), 8 radishes, thinly sliced, 2 tomatoes, each cut into 8 wedges, 1 red pepper, deseeded & diced, 2 salad onions, thinly sliced, 2 tablespoons of olive oil, 1 tablespoons of lemon, juice, 2 tablespoons of chopped parsley, 1 tablespoon of chopped mint. Toss all the ingredients together in a large bowl. Serve.
want to cook with fresh ingredients? try one of our award winning veg boxes