Red Radish Soup

Recipe for Red Radish Soup
Sam Jones/Quinn Brein


3 tablespoons butter
3 scallions, white part 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 plain yogurt
freshly chopped 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 a blender or food processor and process until smooth. Return to saucepan. Stir in ginger and lemon juice and blend in yogurt. Place over low heat and warm gently, but do not allow the soup to boil.

3. Serve garnished with chopped parsley.


Serves 6

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Radish Soup

Not sure what the issue is. The recipe calls for 2lb. Radishes come in all sizes so every bunch will be different. I bought mine in the bag which is 1lb. So I bought 2 bags. Next year I will grow my own since the usually only take @ 25 days.

Recipe information

It is very important to many folks that the nutritional information is included with recipes. Also pictures - perhaps in the future those things will be added? Thank you! :-)

Red Radish Soup

I like the concept, however I added 2 large minced cloves of garlic, blended in with radishes etc. and 2 very large Spoonfuls of Dijon mustard (France’s real Dijon) Stirred in at the end. Made for a nice, light, different kind of soup!

Radish Soup Recipe

This looks like a truly beautiful soup. I should think you could adjust the number of radishes used, to bump up the heat/spicyness. More radishes=more heat/more pink. I plan to have some fun with it, and to use vegetable stock. Thanks!

"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.

Radish Soup

Why take the bite out of the radish? I made the soup today. Yes there is a blend of flavors that is sophisticated, subtle. I like the bite of the radish. I won’t make it again.

How many radishes are in a

How many radishes are in a "bunch."

We’re not sure what you mean.

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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,

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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!