Simply Ravishing

At the grocery store, the vibrant red radishes caught my eye.  I had been thinking about them the week prior because Peter Rabbit came up in a conversation, and didn’t he wear a little blue jacket and steal radishes from Mr. McGregor’s garden?  Or was it just carrots?  I can’t remember…  But either way, I had radishes on the brain, and there they were, all striking and gorgeous.  So I bought a bunch, completely ignoring the fact that I’ve never actually eaten a radish before in my entire life.  


When I got home, I looked up recipes that used radishes.  Every single one was a salad, and that really wasn’t going to do me any good, seeing as I had my heater blasting and I was craving something warm.  So I chopped up the radishes, smelled some herbs and spices, and threw it all in a pan with a little olive oil and some chickpeas.  They gave the perfect crunch to complement the soft chickpeas.  Not bad for a first attempt!


Radish Stir-Fry

serves 1

If softer radishes are desired, cook longer before adding the chickpeas.  Add or substitute your favorite spices.

5 radishes, cut into thin circles, then quartered

½ c. chickpeas, drained and rinsed

⅛ tsp dried onion flakes

½ tsp soy sauce

olive oil

freshly ground black pepper

  1. Heat 2-3 tsp olive oil in a pan over medium-low heat.  Add radishes and onion and sauté for 2-3 minutes, or until radishes turn translucent.
  2. Add chickpeas and soy sauce.  Continue cooking until chickpeas soften and mixture is heated through.
  3. Sprinkle with pepper to taste.  Serve hot.


December 17, 2010. Tags: , , , , . Midweek Meals.

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