Thursday, January 19, 2012

Thursday's Kitchen Cupboard... Radish Top Soup

I actually cooked something!  Usually I saute or steam veggies and that's about the extent of my cooking, but this week I got ambitious.  I have radishes hiding out under row covers.  Some days they look a bit pathetic, but they always bounce back.  I don't like throwing all the radish greens in the compost bin, so I started looking into recipes using radish tops.  I came upon a recipe for radish top soup.  This is not a recipe to make for your kids unless they love the color green.  It is not the prettiest soup, but it is tasty.

Here's the recipe with my changes in italics:


  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 1 large onion, diced
  • 2 medium potatoes, sliced
  • 4 cups raw radish greens
  • 4 cups vegetable broth
  • 1/3 cup 2% milk
  • 5 radishes, sliced
  • 1/4 cup Parmesan cheese


  1. Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and saute until tender. Mix in the potatoes and radish greens, coating them with the butter. Pour in broth. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.
  2. Allow the soup mixture to cool slightly, and transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth.  Don't try to blend it all at once.  At least my blender couldn't handle it and started smoking!!
  3. Return the mixture to the saucepan. Mix in the milk. Cook and stir until well blended. Serve with radish slices and Parmesan cheese.
Here's the finished soup:

I also made the French bread using Kittencal's French Bread recipe.  It was my first attempt at making French bread and I was very happy with the results.  A perfect meal to enjoy on a chilly winter evening!

If you want to peak into other kitchens and see what others are cooking, head over to Thursday’s Kitchen Cupboard at the Gardener of Eden.


  1. This sounds like a great soup! I'm copying the recipe right now. I really need to check out that French Bread recipe since I haven't found one that I really like yet.

    Thanks for joining in!

  2. I like the idea of using the radish tops...sounds yummy! I will have to give this a try.

  3. Thanks for sharing! I love to try anything that uses something people would normally just trash/compost. Very neat!

  4. The radishes really make the dish look great. We're always looking for new radish recipes. Thanks for sharing.