Wednesday, April 10

Radish & Butter Tartine

There are so many colorful radishes at our farmers market this time of year that it’s hard to resist bringing a bunch home. They are a super versatile vegetable and are great roasted, added to salads, or served as a snack. Radishes and butter are a classic pairing and are usually seen together in English tea sandwiches which was the inspiration for this quick and easy tartine. The radish tops have a great peppery taste which adds a nice flavor and color to the compound butter. Just spread the soft butter over a crusty baguette, layer some thinly sliced radishes on top, and sprinkle with coarse sea salt. It makes the perfect appetizer or afternoon snack and looks and tastes of Spring.

Radish & Butter Tartine:
  • Combine 2 tbsp. room-temperature butter with 1 tbsp. finely chopped radish tops.*
  • Cut a demi baguette in half and spread the butter on top.
  • Thinly slice 4-5 radishes and layer over the bread, then sprinkle with coarse sea salt flakes.

Serves two-four (appetizer)
*Compound butter can be covered and kept in the fridge for a week or in the freezer for a few months.