Radish-Mushroom Bruschetta

Radishes are great for more than just salads!  Ready in under an hour, this easy radish-mushroom bruschetta is a great appetizer or side with its fresh, peppery flavor.  

Faced with a bumper crop of radishes this spring, I couldn’t swallow the idea of eating them on endless green salads (boring!), so I came up with a simple twist on traditional bruschetta recipe.

Tasty and effortless, it makes a great dish for a casual barbecue or summer potluck.  The radishes, onions, chives, and basil were harvested fresh from my garden.

The Dirt:

  • Makes: 12 servings
  • Prep time:  10 minutes
  • Total time:  50 minutes

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups fresh radishes, finely chopped
  • 5-6 white or cremini mushrooms, finely chopped
  • 3 oz goat cheese, crumbled
  • 3 tbsp red onion, minced
  • 1/2 tsp freshly ground pepper
  • 1/2 tsp sea salt
  • 3 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp fresh chives, chopped
  • 1 tsp fresh basil, chopped
  • 1 loaf of crusty artisan bread, cut into 12 slices

Preparation Instructions:

  1. Mix all ingredients except the bread in a medium mixing bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for 30-40 minutes to allow the flavors to heighten.
  2. Meanwhile, slice bread and coat a large cast iron or non-stick pan with olive oil and over medium heat.  Place the slices of bread in the olive oil and toast until golden brown.
  3. Top the warm bread with the radish mixture and serve immediately.

Nutrition Information:

Per Serving: 143 calories, 5 g fat (2 g sat, 0 g mono); 3 mg cholesterol; 19 g carbohydrate; 1 g sugar; 4 g protein; 2 g fiber; 345 mg sodium.

Do you have a fun and unusual way to use up all of those spring radishes?  We’d love to hear them!  Share your ideas in the comments below.

Stacie Humpherys is an engineer, graphic artist, and farmer who lives on her very own petite farmstead just outside of Middleton, Idaho.  Connect with her on Twitter or Facebook.

About Stacie

Stacie Humpherys is an engineer, graphic artist, and farmer who lives on her very own petite farmstead just outside of Middleton, Idaho. Say hi on Twitter.

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