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Monday Morning in the Kitchen: Watermelon Radish

I participate in a produce co-op, and I never know what I'm going to receive in my box.  Sometimes, I end up discovering new-to-me varieties of fruits and vegetables. 

Normally, I'm not a big fan of radishes, so I wasn't particularly enthused to find a bunch of large radishes in the produce box this week.

I didn't think to take a photo until after I had already removed the radishes from the greens.

 
Imagine my surprise and delight when I cut into them and found this beautiful color:
 

These aptly-named watermelon radishes have a mild flavor, and are fun to eat, even for someone who doesn't particularly care for radishes. 

What varieties of foods have surprised you?
Thanks for the beautiful colors found in produce.


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  1. Are you seriously up already or is this a previously written post? :) Early! I love Cara Cara oranges - the color is reddish orange & the flavor is wonderful.

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    1. Guilty on both counts. I try to have posts written ahead of time, but my day does start about 5 a.m.

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  2. Oh, those radishes do look pretty,but do you eat them raw? I think I would probably put them in a salad. I love discovering new vegetables. We have a local farmers market that I love to visit! and always have lots of questions as to how to eat, or what would they go good with.... enjoy your radishes!

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    1. We'll eat some raw with hummus, and others we will put in salads.

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  3. Those radishes look delicious! I love spaghetti squash and use it a lot but when I first opened one I thought What the Heck?!

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    1. My mom occasionally fixed spaghetti squash when I was growing up. If she hadn't, I would have reacted like you, though. Who knew spaghetti grew inside of a squash?

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  4. Love the look of those radishes! If they are mellow, I would probably like to eat them too. I don't like strong radishes.

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    1. They are mellow. I'm not particularly fond of the "bite" of regular radishes, either.

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  5. I've never seen this type of radish, and I love radishes!

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    1. The other kind of radish I've been introduced to via the produce co-op is a Daikon radish. They are zucchini-sized and mellow, but plain white.

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  6. These radishes are beautiful! I was surprised today when a friend of mine (who is Korean) brought me some rice rolls that had a very sweet yellow-ish radish in it. It was sweet and delicious! By the way -- thanks for following my blog and good luck on my giveaway!
    Cathy

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    1. Who knew that radishes came in such gorgeous colors?

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  7. Beautiful, how pretty these would look on a vege tray for those office birthdays! They would be quite a conversation piece.

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    1. And a healthy alternative to cake or cookies!

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  8. Oh these are beautiful! I love radishes. I've never seen anything like these. Apparently, after reading the other comments radishes come in many different varieties. Thanks for posting - very enjoyable.

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    1. So unusual, aren't they? Thanks for visiting!

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  9. These are beautiful...never heard of them....thanks for sharing!

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  10. Those are so neat and I have never heard of them either but I love radishes! Thanks for sharing.
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  11. I just saw a photo of these radishes last year and fell in love! I've never actually tasted them before, but I just love the bright color!

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  12. I love the color. I may have to give these a try. Thanks for sharing.

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