Radishes are one of our favorite bright spring vegetables. Last year, we almost overdosed on radishes with butter and sea salt (so good), so we started thinking of another option for snacking. The creaminess of butter goes so well with a crunchy, spicy radish. Why not cream cheese?
We almost always have cream cheese on hand, making this a quick snack to pull together. But a soft, spreadable cheese like goat might be even better. And hey, we still love butter on radishes—we're not giving up that one. This is just a slightly less caloric alternative.
The chives just add a little punch of flavor, but they're not necessary. You could smear on some roasted garlic or a little dab of caramelized onions, even. Then sprinkle with some salt and pepper and take a bite.
Aren't they pretty? We think they'd even be a nice appetizer for a party.
(Images: Elizabeth Passarella)