Prep 20 mins
Cook 0 mins
These tasty little sandwiches are great for appetizers, tea parties, ladies luncheons, etc., but my husband ate two full size sandwiches for lunch, and loved them. The recipe is from One of a Kind, a Mobile Junior League community cookbook I received from Sweetpea Burgess in the recent cookbook swap. Note for the World Tour participants - this recipe is included in the British category. These are ideal little sandwiches to be served with tea, as is common in Britain.
- 8 radishes, trimmed
- 6 ounces cream cheese (I used low fat)
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter (I used Smart Beat Spread)
- 1 tablespoon parsley, without stems
- 1 teaspoon chives, snipped
- fresh lemon juice
- ground black pepper
- 6 -8 slices pumpernickel bread
- 4 trimmed radishes
- coarse salt
- For the filling, finely chop the radishes in the food processor (or hand grater). Place in a large sieve or colander. Press with paper towels to drain and squeeze out any excess liquid.
- Cream the cream cheese and butter together until fluffy (I used the food processor); add drained chopped radishes, parsley, chives, lemon juice, salt and pepper to taste, and cream again.
- Cut crusts from bread and cut into small squares or rounds. Spread with filling, and garnish with sliced or whole radishes coated with coarse salt.
- Chill thoroughly before serving.
Loved the radish spread! I'm not crazy about pumpernickel, but gave it a try. I liked it better on wheat bread and stuffed into celery :). Thanks for sharing!
Wow, what a surprise. I thought that the spread would be good. It was great. Even my picky family loved the spread. I took some to my parents and they also loved it. I used dried parsley and dried chives. The spread was still great. I did not have any pumpernickel bread so I put the spead on crackers. My parents used rye bread. I even used the spread on rice cakes. Thanks :)
My husband and I loved the spread. My husband was skeptic about radishes but was coming back for seconds, thirds and so on... I made the spread in less than 5 minutes. I shredded radishes on fine shredder in food processor, then changed shredder to mixing attachment, put the rest of ingredients and voila - spread was done. I forgot to drain juice from radishes but I don't think it affected the spread: spread was not runny at all. Thank you for the spread, I will make it again for sure.