Emily’s Post: Really Rad Radishes!

After spending every other Saturday morning at our farmers’ markets, I have been able to walk around and see what kind of produce is available.  A few weeks back, I stumbled upon a new vegetable to me – a watermelon radish.  I saw this and didn’t know what it was, so I had to learn more about it.  For those of you who have not heard of watermelon radishes, this is the blog post for you!

The outside of the watermelon radish is a green and yellow mix with light pink roots.  The inside has a distinctive fuchsia color to it.  The texture is firm yet succulent, with a mild sweet taste to it and slight peppery undertones.  The outside needs to be washed with water before consuming, but it does not need to be peeled.  It can be served fresh or cooked.  Watermelon radishes are a low-calorie root vegetable, and are high in vitamin C.

Here are some ways to incorporate watermelon radish into your diet:

  • Watermelon radish slaw
  • Pickled
  • Chopped up & added to a stir fry
  • Raw to use with dip (try my kale hummus – recipe on the blog!)
  • Add to a salad as a topping

Watermelon radishes are available now, so stop at our farmer’s market this upcoming Saturday and go try them out!

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