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Radish-Herb Spread

The fresh and bright flavors in this radish-herb spread will liven up any cracker or piece of bread.  Crunchy radishes, savory chives and dill, and creamy Greek yogurt combined with Feta cheese make up this delicious spread.  Add excitement to a lunch or take it to a party, and indulge in some garden freshness and protein-rich goodness!

I am so enjoying radishes this spring.  They are like a breath of fresh air, and they add life to everything they touch.  This radish-herb spread is no exception.  The fresh radishes and herbs, combined with the tangy creaminess of the yogurt and cheese, make it full of flavor, yet not too heavy.  Spread it on crackers or bread, or use it as a dip with tortilla chips and vegetables.

radish spreadThere has been a lot going on since I last posted, including two spring snowstorms, two weekend getaways for spring break, and a birthday for my son, among many other things.  While most people around here prefer to go south for spring break, we went on two mini vacations, first a couple hours west, and then a few hours northwest.  And while it would have been nice to lie on a beach in a bikini in the sun, sitting in an outdoor hot tub while the snow swirled around us and landed in our hair was truly exciting and refreshing.

Walking through the snow along Lake Michigan on a cold sunny day, while the waves crashed majestically beside us, was beautiful and invigorating. Sometimes the most memorable times occur during the most challenging weather, and sometimes you don’t need to get very far away to feel like you are in another world.

And now the weather is turning warm, finally.  Warm enough that we can start thinking about our gardens again, which brings me back to radishes.  They are just so refreshing and invigorating, much like a cold walk on the beach.  And they look like jewels.  I have been adding them to salads a lot lately, and now this delicious spread.  And the chives are from our very own garden–one of the few plants that thrives in the early spring–snow, frost, or shine.

radish spread with vaseThe natural beauty of fruits and vegetables continues to amaze me, and maybe that’s partly because the seasons are always changing, and the plant life reflects the seasons. I always feel so contemplative, so wistful, when my kids have birthdays.  Growing children are such poignant representations of the passage of time, the cycle of life, always changing.  I hope you all have a great weekend! Savor the spring!  There is a Fiesta Friday going on at Angie’s, co-hosted this week by Julie @ Hostess At Heart and Ashley @ Too Zesty, and I am sharing this spread with the talented bloggers there!radish spread in sunny windowradish spread in sunny window 2radish spread 2-1

Radish-Herb Spread

  • Servings: about 2 cups of spread
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Ingredients:

  • 1 cup of Feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1 cup of traditional, unsweetened Greek yogurt
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of fresh chives, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon plus 1 teaspoon of fresh dill, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon of sea salt
  • 4 radishes, finely chopped

Directions:

Wash and finely chop the chives, dill, and radishes. In a bowl, stir together the Feta cheese and the Greek yogurt.  Add the herbs, radishes, and salt.  Stir again to completely combine. Adjust the seasonings if desired.  Use the spread on crackers, bread, or as a dip for tortilla chips and vegetables.  Enjoy!

18 Comments

  1. That looks like a delicious spring spread. I love the use of light spring produce. Love the table in the darker shot. It is still cold in these parts too. Come on bikini weather!

  2. Wonderful post, Jenny!

  3. I’ve also been enjoying radishes this spring. They add welcome variety after eating mostly winter vegetables for the past several months. The Radish-Herb Spread looks wonderful.

    • Jenny

      April 15, 2016 at 9:11 am

      Thank you Sheryl. It is nice to see the bright spring colors in the spring vegetables and herbs. 🙂

  4. I bet the feta would make me like the radishes… Such a pretty looking spread.

    • Jenny

      April 15, 2016 at 9:12 am

      Thanks, Debbie! You should try it–maybe it would convert you to liking radishes! 🙂

  5. I love vacationing at lake Michigan too. The waters are so crystal blue its breath taking! I love radishes but I struggle to incorporate them into recipes. Mostly I just dip them in ranch dressing or eat them plain and raw. This spread sounds amazing – so many things that I love are in it, yogurt, dill, feta and radish. It sounds light and refreshing!

  6. It looks delicious! I like it! Thanks….

  7. This is such a perfect recipe for spring! Love the inclusion of the feta. Fabulous!

  8. With my summer entertaining season coming up fast, I can guarantee I’ll be giving this dip a whirl! Sounds delicious, Jenny…and so different from many of the appetizers I make. You have written beautifully about walking the shore of Lake Michigan, I almost felt like I was there! Thanks for sharing. 🙂

    • Jenny

      April 21, 2016 at 12:41 pm

      Thanks, Nancy! Lake Michigan is beautiful and inspiring to me in any weather. I hope you are having a great spring so far!

  9. Gorgeous photos~and I’m always trying to think of ways to use radish other than in a salad!

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