Red Radish Soup

Unpeeled red radishes are cooked and then puréed to create a surprisingly mellow soup with a delicate pink blush.


3 tablespoons butter
3 green onions, white portion only, sliced
6 cups chicken broth
2 bunches red radishes (about 2 poounds), rinsed, trimmed, and quartered
1/4 cup long-grain rice
1 teaspoon finely chopped fresh ginger
1 tablespoon lemon juice
1/2 cup unflavored yogurt
Finely chopped fresh parsley for garnish


1. Melt the butter in a large saucepan. Add the onions and toss to coat evenly. Stir over medium heat until the onions are tender. Pour in the chicken broth. Add the radishes and rice. Cover the pan and cook at a gentle bubble for 20 minutes or until the radishes and rice are tender.

2. Pour into the container of a blender or processor and whirl until smooth. Return to the saucepan. Stir in the ginger and lemon juice and blend in the yogurt. Place over low heat and warm gently, but do not allow the soup to boil. Serve garnished with finely chopped parsley.

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Serves 6

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"Red Radish Soup" Radishes do

"Red Radish Soup" Radishes do come in a bunch and very from store to store. Therefore, a dry measure (lbs. and or onces) would have been welcomed.

How many radishes are in a

How many radishes are in a "bunch."

We’re not sure what you mean.

We’re not sure what you mean.  When you plant radish, it produces one root.  In the grocery stores, they’ll bunch them for sale and that depends on the store.

Everyone is asking how many

Everyone is asking how many radishes are in a bunch and I am not sure why that's confusing. We all know how they sell radishes in the grocery store by bunches and that it varies in amounts; and I'm sure the ones asking grow their own radishes so they are not picking already packaged bunches from their yards. I agree with the guy who said please give a weight measurement for the radishes, it would help people understand a more exact amount instead of guessing 8 or 10 or 20.

Would be very nice if you

Would be very nice if you would include a picture of the foods.

We couldn’t agree more,

We couldn’t agree more, Robert! We, too, love to see a finished product photo on a recipe page. We have been making a concerted effort to add photos to our 5,500+ recipes here on Stay tuned!