Winter radishes start appearing in our last one or two regular season CSA shares. If you signed up for our Winter CSA you will see them more frequently.
Aren’t they pretty? The radishes we get in the spring are just as pretty and you can use both varieties in very similar ways. The main differences are the winter varieties are much less pungent than the spring radishes, more like our salad turnips, but so much prettier! Winter radishes store for a really, really long time, at least two months.
I keep mine in a plastic bag in my crisper drawer with a damp paper towel if they are whole. Once I cut into them I like to store them in the refrigerator in a glass jar with a lid and a damp paper towel on the bottom of the jar. The damp paper towel helps keep the color in the radish.
I slice them really thin and add (lots!) to salads, toast, tacos or sandwiches, or just snack on the them! They are so pretty and crunchy and fun! Try some pickled!
You can roast them like hakurei turnips, or braise them, but they will lose a bit of their color but they do add a nice texture and flavor to cooked dishes.
Winter radishes are a beautiful fun winter vegetable to enjoy. Have fun with yours!