Fall yields a new and exciting crop of vegetables that are just calling out to be eaten.
Most of us overlook the lowly radish, but I’m here to tell you that this root veggie will brighten up any dark, cold fall night. Yes, you heard that right. Pop those lovely red rounds in a hot oven and roast away. You’ll be amazed at how delicious roasted radishes taste, and this recipe highlights what you’ve been missing.
To begin, get thee to the farmer’s market and buy some fresh radishes! You’ll need to round up the rest of the ingredients pictured above, and you’re ready to go.
Okay, we’re going to make some of these radishes look pretty. Did you know you can make a radish look like a rose? Here’s how: First you’ll need to clean the radishes, then slice off the tops and bottoms. Slice each radish in half. You see the red, rounded portion of each radish? You’re going to use a paring knife to cut patterns in this part of the radish. For a rose, slice thin cuts all the way around the radish, starting at the center point and moving out. Once cut, place them on a parchment-covered baking sheet and drizzle with olive oil, salt, and pepper.
Get your oven nice and hot and pop those babies in for 18-25 minutes. Remove when slightly golden around the edges and cool.
Next you’ll unroll your dough onto a baking sheet and slice into 12 small squares.
To give your dough that wonderfully free-form flatbread look, pull the squares gently at the edges. Bake for 10-13 minutes, and take out of the oven when golden.
Mix the goat cheese with the lemon rind, then slather it on those still-warm flatbread squares. Top with the roasted radishes, and garnish with dill.
Don’t they look and smell divine?
These will not be sitting on the plate for long. Once you have a taste, I bet the radish will become one of your new favorite vegetables! Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's profile to see what she cooks up next!