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Swiss Chard and Radish Top Saute' Recipe.

Updated on June 9, 2011

Swiss Chard and Radish Tops.

Garden Photo.
Garden Photo. | Source
The Swiss Chard will grow back a few times this season and may even return next year.
The Swiss Chard will grow back a few times this season and may even return next year. | Source
Radish, Radish Tops and Swiss Chard
Radish, Radish Tops and Swiss Chard | Source
Olive Oil ready for Garlic and Swiss Chard Saute'
Olive Oil ready for Garlic and Swiss Chard Saute' | Source
Swiss Chard & Garlic reducing in saute' pan.
Swiss Chard & Garlic reducing in saute' pan. | Source
Radish tops added to the cooked Swiss Chard and Garlic Saute'.
Radish tops added to the cooked Swiss Chard and Garlic Saute'. | Source
Swiss Chard, Radish Tops, Garlic & Butter reduced.
Swiss Chard, Radish Tops, Garlic & Butter reduced. | Source
Great Side Dish, Ready in minutes.
Great Side Dish, Ready in minutes. | Source

Don't throw away those Radish Tops!

Yes, Radish Tops Can Be Eaten!

The Radish is in the Cabbage Family. The Green Tops of the Radish can be used in Soups, Saute' or Salad Dishes.

The most important thing to do with the green Radish Tops is to be sure to wash them very well. I usually put them in a pot that is deep enough to cover the greens and fill with running water. I pour out the water and then fill it up again. (We pour the water into the vegetable garden.) I do this 3-4 times. Until the water runs clear with no grit in sight. Actually, I do this with all garden and store bought Vegetables and Fruit.

Today's fresh harvest of Swiss Chard and Red Radish Green Tops will be used in a nice pasta side dish to go with our Roasted Chicken. The Radish Tops yielded 6 cups. I will use 4 cups of cleaned and chopped Radish Tops for tonight in the pasta side dish and save the other two cups for tomorrow to add to a Garden Salad. I will also be using the fresh Red Radish in the salad. You know, I've used Red Radish in soups. They work well in a nice Chicken Soup.

Swiss Chard & Radish Tops Saute' Recipe:

2 Cups Cleaned, Chopped Swiss Chard

4 Cups Cleaned, Chopped Radish Tops

2 Tablespoons Olive Oil

1 Tablespoon Butter

2-3 Cloves Chopped Garlic

Salt and Pepper to taste

In a large Frying or Saute' Pan add the olive oil and put the stove on Med.-High heat. Add the garlic and saute' for 2 minutes. Add Salt and Pepper then the Swiss Chard. This will cook down quickly, around 2-3 minutes. Then add the Radish Tops. They also will cook down quickly 2-3 minutes, according to your stove top. Add the butter and when the butter is melted you are ready to put the Swiss Chard with Radish Tops on top of your cooked pasta. Serves 4.

Until we meet again... Francesca27



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      Paul Edmondson 5 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      Wow that plate looks delicious. I'm curious, do you make your own noodles to put the Swiss Chard and Radish Saute on?

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      Francesca27 5 years ago from Hub Page

      Sometimes I make my own noodles. For this dish I used left over Linguini from last nights dinner. I make lots of homemade things. I like to use beer in some of my recipes. Even noodles can be made with beer. Thanks for stopping by my hub. Happy cooking!

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      Paul Edmondson 5 years ago from Burlingame, CA

      I'd love to see your noodle recipes. I've been thinking about getting into making pasta.

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      Francesca27 5 years ago from Hub Page

      I'll be working on a few noodle recipes soon... stay tuned. Thanks for hubbing by. Francesca27

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      PiaC 5 years ago from Oakland, CA

      Wow, I eat a lot of radish, but had no idea that the greens can be eaten! Thank you for this recipe, I'll have to try it out.

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      sagebrush_mama 5 years ago from The Shadow of Death Valley...Snow Covered Mountain Views Abound!

      I had wondered about whether radish tops were useful. I usually just let the goats enjoy them, though!

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      Francesca27 5 years ago from Hub Page

      I love goats! If I had them, I would give up my radish tops for them.

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      Peggy Woods 5 years ago from Houston, Texas

      Are the radish tops a bit peppery like the radishes? Thanks for this quick and easy sounding recipe. Love swiss chard!

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      Francesca27 5 years ago from Hub Page

      No, the radish tops from this crop were not peppery.

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      t20cook 5 years ago

      looks so healthy and delicious!!

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      gidget911 5 years ago

      I was giving them to my lambs. Now I'm going to give them to my children.

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      NTR57 5 years ago

      This reminds me of my Grandmother's delicious broccoli rabe. I don't think that our Grandparents threw anything away!

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      annamaria123 5 years ago

      Looks delicious! will try it!

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      WandasHomePlace 5 years ago

      You can use radish tops? How wonderful is that. I never knew. thanks again!

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      jbhearn95 5 years ago

      I'll never throw the tops out again. Good idea. Photos are wonderful.

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      ajthesmeagol 5 years ago

      I didn't know you can eat them. Maybe someday, I will.

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      Julie 2 years ago

      we could ever get ahead of the Swiss Chard situation, this would be our wlekey staple instead of Polenta, Swiss Chard and Olive Oil Fried Eggs. a0So glad we didn't plant

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      Andrew 2 years ago

      we could ever get ahead of the Swiss Chard situation, this would be our wekley staple instead of Polenta, Swiss Chard and Olive Oil Fried Eggs. a0So glad we didn't plant

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