Radish Spread with Fresh Herbs

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Radish Spread

Here is my variation on the classic French theme of radish-sea salt-butter-baguette.  My radish spread with fresh herbs is a great snack to serve with a glass of white wine. There’s just no substitute for fresh herbs and it’s fun to experiment with different combinations.

TIP: Be sure to have the cream cheese at room temperature before your prepare the spread.

Yields 2 cups

  • 1 bunch of radishes
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill
  • 2 tablespoons chopped flat-leaved parsley
  • 2 tablespoons chopped chives
  • 1 block of cream cheese, room temperature
  • zest and juice of one lemon
  • 1 teaspoon flaked sea salt
  • ½ teaspoon ground white pepper
  • 2 tablespoons crème fraiche
  • toasted baguette slices
  • flaked sea salt for garnish

1. Clean, top and thinly slice the radishes.

2. In a medium-sized bowl, combine radishes with the dill, parsley and chives.

3. In another medium-sized bowl, combine the cream cheese with the lemon zest and juice, salt, pepper and crème fraiche, stirring until thoroughly combined. Using a gentle hand, add the radish-herb mixture.

4. Spread on toasted baguette slices and garnish with more flaked sea salt. Serve immediately.


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6 Responses to Radish Spread with Fresh Herbs

  1. Sunchowder September 27, 2010 at 5:37 pm #

    Oh Liz, I like this one too, looks so refreshing and perfect for this warm weather. 🙂

    • lizthechef September 27, 2010 at 6:25 pm #

      This may be part of supper during our sudden heat wave – yikes!

  2. Cathy September 28, 2010 at 10:56 pm #

    Yum. This is a great idea for a quick appetizer! Love the blog, Liz.

  3. MyCommunalTable July 22, 2011 at 9:26 pm #

    Good reminder. What a refreshing thing of goodness.

  4. MyCommunalTable July 22, 2011 at 9:28 pm #

    Great reminder of a yummy dish of goodness. How refreshing.

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