Glover Gardens Radishes with Pesto-Butter and Coarse Sea Salt

October 6, 2016

Glover Gardens Radishes with Pesto-Butter and Coarse Sea Salt

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Radishes have a nice, bitter bite and are a perfect quick appetizer when paired with butter and salt.  Supposedly it’s a French thing, but I first had this simple pleasure when visiting friends who hail from East Texas.  The Williams-Sonoma recipe looks like what my friends served and has only three ingredients:  whipped butter, radishes and sea salt.

Click for the classic recipe from Williams-Sonoma

I like simple, and I like sea salt, but I think the butter is better on a radish when it is kicked up a bit.  With garlicky pesto.  It’s more like an Italian thing.

Glover Gardens Radishes with Pesto-Butter and Course Sea Salt

Ingredients (serves 4-6 as an appetizer)

  • 12 radishes
  • 1 tbsp. pesto (click here for the Glover Gardens Nutty Pesto recipe, use your own, or a good-quality purchased one)
  • 1/4 cup softened butter
  • 2 tsp. coarse sea salt


Wash and trim radishes of roots, leaving the stems on.  Mix pesto and butter.  Put sea salt in a small dish.  Arrange radishes, pesto-butter and salt on a platter and serve.

This super-simple, super-fresh, super-garlicky, super-good appetizer is just right when you’ve got a big, heavy piece of meat roasting on the grill.  But it’s also really good as part of an autumn dinner in advance of a hearty soup accompanied by crusty bread.

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1 thought on “Glover Gardens Radishes with Pesto-Butter and Coarse Sea Salt”

  • It’s true that here in France we absolutely LOVE eating radishes + salted butter + delicious baguette. Mmmm. I LOVE your idea of making pesto butter to go with the radishes. We will have to give that a try the next time we host an apéritif! 🙂

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