Ad-Hoc Radish Soup Recipe

by Josh Day

I had a handful of radishes that needed to be cooked last night and was also running low on my usual ingredients.

I was out of lettuce so making a salad was out.

I decided to experiment with the radishes and the little I had on hand.

I found a recipe online for radish soup, but it called for yogurt, which I didn't have on hand. So I simply decided to take the yogurt out and modify the recipe slightly.

It turned out pretty tasty, a lot better than what I was expecting. Our two-year old even liked it, gobbling up the radishes and especially enjoying the broth, which is incredibly healthy as you'll see below...

Radish Soup

1 handful radishes, thinly chopped and their greens reserved
1 yellow onion, diced
4 cloves garlic, minced
1 quart chicken stock
1 bay leaf
Asian seasoning mix (dried garlic, bell pepper, sesame, green onion, ginger -- I use the Pampered Chef brand)
Dash liquid smoke
Salt and pepper to taste
2 Tbs olive oil

Heat olive oil in pot and sautee onions. Next sautee garlic.

Add radish greens and stir well. When greens begin to shrink, add radishes and bay leaf.

Season with Asian seasoning, salt, and pepper. Add chicken stock then dash of liquid smoke.

Bring to a rolling boil then let simmer for twenty minutes.





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