Now that I'm an adult I suppose I should like things like radishes...but I just haven't been able to actually enjoy them. But then again, the only way I knew to prepare them was to clean 'em up, chop off the ends, maybe slice them thin and throw them in a salad. Generally, that meant that they would be gently pushed to the side of my plate until they hit the trash. I know...grow up already, right?
A few weeks ago when I picked up my Bountiful Basket (check 'em out, it's great!) there were TWO bunches of radishes. TWO! At that moment I realized it was time to put on my big girl pants and find at least one recipe to try. Since I'm a BIG fan of fresh salsa, I decided to step out of my tomato-y comfort zone and try a nectarine based version I found on the Cooking Light website.
And now, the review from the family...
Hubby - out of town! He totally missed out.
Maggie (9 yr old daughter) - "It's not my favorite, but not too bad." (disclaimer: she doesn't like regular salsa either.)
Emma (6 yr old daughter) - "umm...I don't like it." (technically, she didn't try it since she only bit the chip...sigh..)
Lilly (2 yr old daughter) - shakes head and walks away
Neighbor girl (13 yr old) - "I really like it!" (she came back for seconds...so, this one seems legit.)
Me - I LOVED IT! I was quite surprised at this! I wasn't sure it would have any "kick" since it doesn't have any kind of pepper in it, but letting the salsa sit for a bit (as directed in the recipe) it really added an extra zing! I would definitely recommend this recipe to others.
Check out the recipe below and try it out for yourself! I hope you like it as much as...well, I did. Feel free to share your favorite ways to consume this vibrant tuber in the comments below! I just might be growing up enough to try them. Also, we really LOVE to hear your suggestions.