Radish Microgreens are a favorite for adding flavor to dishes ranging from salads to stir fry to your favorite Mexican dishes. Because they are crunchy and add a bit of spice, radish greens are a perfect way to liven up scrambled eggs or your vegetable smoothies. My favorite way to use radish greens is to sprinkle them liberally on a burger fresh off the grill and then add mustard and onion. The mix of flavors is intense and absolutely delicious! In addition to adding flavor, radish greens have been shown to contain 40x (yes, 40!) the nutrients per serving of a fully grown radish! Since they are so full of good stuff including lots of antioxidants, radish greens can provide an insurance policy against all the germs floating around this time of year.
Radish greens can be grown from any variety of radish seeds. Interestingly, no matter which seeds you use to grow them, they taste roughly the same! They are best grown under lights and require a certain amount of daily care, but grow quickly and can be ready for harvest within about 8-10 days. For more information on growing microgreens yourself, check back for an upcoming series of posts.
When you get your. microgreens home, they will not be washed as this will cause premature spoilage. That’s why it’s important to check that your grower does not use chemicals to grow their greens. Store your greens in an airtight plastic (unfortunately) container in the crisper drawer of the refrigerator. It helps to put a paper towel in the container to absorb extra moisture and wash the greens as you use them to prolong their life. When properly preserved shortly after harvest, radish greens can be expected to last up to 10 days. I like to sell my greens within 1 day of harvest to ensure freshness.
If you live in Rensselaer or Albany Counties in New York State, click below to order fresh microgreens from my farm delivered to you. Until next time, I wish you fruitful days and quiet nights.