Tuesday's Try It

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.

Nectarine and Radish Salsa


2 1/4 cups (1/4-inch) diced nectarines
1 1/2 cups radishes, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced
1/2 cup chopped cucumber
1/4 cup finely chopped red onion
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
2 teaspoons chopped fresh cilantro
1 1/2 teaspoons sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt 
1. Combine all ingredients in a medium bowl; toss well. Let the salsa mixture stand 30 minutes.
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