Food trends of 2015: Radishes



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The New Year inevitably means new fads in food, so we're going to take a look at some of the trends foodies have forecast will be the new "it thing" on our plates. We're starting with the radish, which according to CNN Money, will be one of the hot food trends of 2015. Move over kale. Here are 11 mouthwatering recipes for you to get your radish on.


1. Pickled Radishes

Source: Garden Therapy 

We agree with Garden Therapy: Pickled radishes do  add a tangy, crunchy zip to salads and sandwiches.


2. Radish Salad

Source: Laa Loosh 

If you think radishes taste a bit too strong, chop them up into small pieces, and follow this salad recipe from Laa Loosh — only one Weight Watchers point and absolutely delicious.


3. Roasted Radishes and Carrots with Turmeric

Source: Thank Your Body 

When you're on the fence about a vegetable, roast it. Chances are you'll love it. Here's a recipe for roasted radishes and carrots combined with turmeric from Thank Your Body.


4. Taco Pickles

Source: Eva Kolenko 

Radishes are joined by other veggies in this recipe from Eva Kolenko. Eat them straight out of the jar or use them to complement anything from tacos to soups or sandwiches.


5. Posole Rojo

Source: Simply Recipes 

Speaking of soup, how about a bowl of this traditional Mexican soup? Simply Recipes nails this red version, made with pork shoulder or shanks, red chilies, lots of hominy corn and of course, thinly sliced radishes.


6. Green Posole

Source: Yummy Supper 

Oh, yes. Of course we found you a yummy recipe for the green version. This recipe from Yummy Supper is made with chicken, hominy, tomatillos and topped with lime, avocado, radish and cilantro


7. Purple Potato Salad

Source: A Couple Cooks 

Radishes add a crunchy kick to this gorgeous purple potato salad (another contender for food trends of 2015) from A Couple Cooks.


8. Creamy Radish Soup

Source: Eating Well 

Eating Well explains that cooking radishes tones down their bitterness, which renders them perfect for this velvety soup recipe.


9. Musaengchae (Spicy Korean Radish Salad)

Source: Korean Bapsang 

Korean Bapsang uses daikon (Korean radish) for this spicy radish salad that will have you going for seconds.


10. Butter-Braised Radishes

Source: Fine Cooking 

Fine Cooking offsets the radish's peppery-sweet flavor by adding tangy cider vinegar, rich butter and just a pinch of sugar. This recipe pairs nicely with roast pork or chicken.


11. Radish Butter Recipe

Photo by Lucy Vaserfirer for Mother Earth Living  

This recipe for radish butter featured on Mother Earth Living was inspired by a French snack consisting of radishes with butter and fleur de sel. It’s crunchy, peppery and sweet and tastes incredible on a fresh baguette.