This recipe for Salmon Toasts with Radish Green Salsa Verde features one of my favorite overlooked vegetables: the lowly radish. Available at the grocery store and farmer’s market pretty much all year, these little red (or white or watermelon colored) balls pack a pretty big punch in the health department. Particularly when coupled with some Omega 3 fatty acid rich smoked salmon.
Health Benefits of Radish
But even though I have been using radish in salads for years, I have always thrown away the tops. Not anymore. Turns out that the radish leaves contain even more nutrients than the radish itself. A great source of Vitamin C (a best friend to your skin), radishes and their leaves are bursting with folate, potassium, fiber, magnesium and calcium. Eating more radish in your diet can help to regulate your blood pressure, prevent respiratory problems and soothe skin rashes including dryness. Not bad, right?
Salmon Toasts with Radish Green Salsa Verde makes for a quick, delicious, healthful lunch. Fantastic snack. Or appetizer at your next cocktail party. Because besides being really good for you, they are beautiful looking with the pink of the salmon, the red/white of the radish and the bright green of the salsa verde. Any left over salsa verde can be stored and used later over steamed veggies, roast chicken or grilled steak.
In this recipe for Salmon Toasts with Radish Green Salsa Verde, it calls for crème fraîche. Personally, I either leave it out, substitute butter, or put it on top of the salmon. I don’t like things that make the toast “wet”. It’s up to you.