Radish Toast

Want to feel European? Make this super simple but surprisingly delicious snack/appetizer of radish + butter toast. The key is to slice the radishes really thin (use a mandolin if you have one!) and use lots of butter and salt. A healthy sprinkle of salt takes away the sharp bite of the raw radish — make sure to put the salt on the radishes, not the butter.

I used a French baguette, but you could also use a pumpernickel, rye, or other dark German bread and it would be very tasty as well. This is a common breakfast or picnic food in France, and can be eaten open faced or as a traditional sandwich. It proves my common theory that the simplest food is oftentimes the best!

1/2 baguette, sliced
4-5 radishes, very thinly sliced
1/2 cup vegan butter, room temperature (I used Earth Balance)
healthy sprinkle of kosher salt
chopped fresh chives, optional garnish

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place baguette slices on a baking sheet and toast in the oven for 5 minutes, turning halfway through. Spread vegan butter on each piece of toast and top with radish slices, sprinkle each with a healthy pinch of salt, and garnish with chives if desired.

Serves 4

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