since at this point we’ve pretty firmly established that i didn’t really like, oh, any vegetables growing up, instead of starting with the part about how i didn’t used to like radishes, we’ll just jump right to how good i think they are now.
crispy and crunchy with a fun peppery bite, there are now several dishes that i make that include radishes. the only trouble is that none of these other recipes use the entire bunch of radishes at once, and for some reason i never have the foresight to plan two meals that each use half a bunch of radishes in the same week. ::sigh::
as a result, there is often half a bunch of radishes, hanging on for dear life in the bottom, back corner of the produce drawer. and really, such fun and versatile vegetables deserve better. especially when they are fresh from the farmers’ market and one of the few things ready to be harvested already (not that i’m jealous of all of you with strawberries at your markets already or anything…).
so in a moment of “use what you’ve got”, this radish and whipped feta flatbread was born! here, the radishes get to be the star. well, ok, maybe they share the spotlight with the whipped feta, but at the very least the whole bunch (several, actually) gets used at once so there aren’t any sad little red orbs bouncing around in the bottom of the fridge drawer come the end of the week.
and i have to say, while this is just about the simplest appetizer (thank you premade naan for serving as our flatbread!), it would also make a nice light dinner, paired with a salad, if quick and easy dinners are your thing. the only caveat is that you want the cream cheese to be at room temperature before you blend it with the feta so it’s not a perfect walk-in-the-door-have-dinner-on-the-table-in-10-minutes option, UNLESS you make the whipped feta ahead of time. which you can/should totally do as it keeps beautifully and goes with everything.
to wit, i ended up with more whipped feta than i needed and i haven’t minded having leftovers at all. crackers and whipped feta for snack? yes please! toast, whipped feta, and tomato slices? yep! whipped feta sandwich spread? i think you know where this is going… with the ratios provided in the recipe below, you’ll likely end up with some whipped feta leftover too. let me know in the comments how you used it! leftover whipped feta = good. no leftover radishes = even better.