French Breakfast Radish – A Contemporary Trend Of Meal

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Radish can be an ingredient of various dishes in many countries. French breakfast radish is not an exception. It delivers the signature flavor of mild pepper, crisp texture, and finishes with a sweet left in the tongue. This dish can be found in the specialty organic market at an affordable price.

Radish grows widely and fast all over the world. It comes in many sizes and shapes, depending on where it comes from.

Typically, the color is red with a leafy green top, but on the other hand, there is another watermelon radish having green skin and pink inside. Each type of its variants will contain rich fiber and vitamins loved and chosen by many chefs or homemakers. 

In today’s article, we would like to introduce you to this vegetable and cook it and its benefit to the consumers. So, let’s scroll down for more information!

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Despite the name, “French Breakfast”, most French people don’t eat this food to start the day. They rather consume it as a snack or light meal and sometimes dip it with salt to enrich the flavor. In some places, it is a favorite snack when drinking beer.

Back in 1879, an heirloom cultivar was introduced, and it became popular in Paris. Therefore, people named this radish “French breakfast radish,” which became the official name of this vegetable. Compared to other varieties, the French version has a sweeter and milder flavor, making it more enjoyable to eat.

How To Eat French Breakfast Radish

The traditional way of how to eat radishes traced back to the Parisian manner, and it hasn’t changed much since then. To serve this dish, you will need radishes, butter, bread, and pepper. The leafy tops need to be trimmed off, washed, and probably dry.

The next step will be to prepare to toast bread to reach the highest crispy level with the brown skin. A nice touch of salt and melted butter sprinkle on top of the bread will bring up the flavor.

Taking a bite of radish and combining it with a piece of bread will balance all the taste in your mouth. Also, you can add this vegetable with salad and crudite platter.

How To Cook With French Breakfast Radish

Cooking Methods

When eating raw French Breakfast, it brings a mild pepper flavor. Vice versa, cooking methods such as roasting, or sautéeing will deliver a sweet taste to the dish.

Before cooking, you need to trim off the leaves and wash them properly. Here is a small tip, you should cut the French breakfast radishes in half so they will absorb spices better; hence it can fully deliver the rich taste and flavor.

People can use this vegetable to make the soup, pickle, or braise. However, these methods of cooking will require more time to prepare and a stable temperature to get the best results.

How To Select The French Breakfast Radish

How To Pick The Best Quality

The vegetable has a flavor of mild pepper and sweater more than most other radishes. To achieve its most decadent flavor, farmers usually forage and nourish it in the summer as this time, the warmer the soil is, the more spices it has.

Once you purchase this vegetable, it is good to keep it in the fridge with a damped towel, not in the built-in ice makers or freezers, to retain the freshness and dispose of them after three days if not used.

French Breakfast Radish Recipes

It is a crispy, mild pepper flavor, so it can be ideal for various dishes such as soup, salad or you can use it as a decoration for your daily salad or vegetable dip for guacamole. They tend to be less spicy and crispy when cooking.

In this section, we introduce you to some easy-to-cook recipes to prepare at home.


Delicious Dishes

The roasted vegetable is an excellent appetizer for a pre-dinner drink or tosses in a vegetable pasta dish. It will not fail to amaze your guests, and everyone will ask about your secret to create the tasty and unusual flavor.

To make the roasted radish, you need to combine it with other herbs to enrich the flavor. Here is the recommended recipe that I believe you will love:

  • 8 ounces of French radishes
  • 4 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 tablespoons Italian parsley, torn
  • 1 lemon, cut into 4 wedges

The first step is gathering the vegetable and washing it thoroughly. Next, you need to trim off the leaves so that you can place them in the oven later. The next step will be to preheat the oven to 350 degrees while waiting for them to fully dry.

Place them into a pan with olive oil drizzled on top and a touch of lemon zest. Lastly, bake them for 20 minutes until they become soft.  You can serve the dish with chopped parsley and once it has cooled down, add some garnishes for decoration.

Radish Potato Soup

Hot Soups For Winter

The soup is one of my favorite dishes in the winter. Like other dishes with radish, you need to combine with other vegetables to make the soup tastier.

  • Small onion
  • Clove garlic
  • 6 ounces white wine
  • 1 cup of vegetable broth
  • Dash black pepper
  • Croutons for garnish

Begin with dicing garlic, onion, and potatoes; after that, stir-fry these ingredients on a hot pan for 30 seconds. Add white wine into the pan when the potatoes turn to be soft.

During that time, peel the radishes and slice them. Put all the ingredients into the pot and cook them. Add cream, salt, and pepper depending on your taste. Nicely pour the mixture into a bowl and add croutons for decoration.


French breakfast radish is rich in nutrition and fiber. It will be healthier if you consume it raw. We hope that the article delivers the basic knowledge of the radish to help you out in the kitchen. If you have any questions, please feel free to reach out.

  • July 16, 2021
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