Radish pickles and radish greens pesto
This recipe provides roughly enough pickling liquid for 2 x 300ml jars.
Sliced radishes to fill whatever jar you’d like to use
1/2 cup white or apple cider vinegar 5% acidity
1/2 cup sugar
1/4 cup water
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper
1 bay leaf
1/2 teaspoon dried crushed red pepper optional
Place radishes in hot, sterilised jar. Bring vinegar, sugar, water, salt, spices and bay leaf to a boil. Ladle hot pickling liquid over radishes. Lid jar and let cool before storing in fridge up to 4 months.
Radish greens pesto
2 cups radish tops, roughly chopped
1 clove garlic, finely chopped
Juice of 1/4 a lemon
1/4 cup slivered almonds, coarsely chopped macadamia or peanuts, toasted
1/3 cup extra-virgin olive oil plus more if needed
1/4 cup grated Parmesan cheese
salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
Wizz it all up in a processor - it's as easy as that! Great folded through pasta or potatoes, or serve with fish or chicken.