Watermelon radish recipe that is a flavorful and healthy take on breakfast toasts. It requires little time and cooking so you can get your day started quickly. The combination of fresh peaches, fluffy cream cheese, and peppery crunchy watermelon radishes makes for a wonderful eating experience.
I get asked frequently by friends and followers, “when are you going to post more breakfast recipes?” I’m always surprised by this question for two reasons. One – all the eating data for the last 10-15 years have shown breakfast as an eating occasion declining. Two – when it comes to breakfast I’m a creature of habit, shaped by my experience with a broken jaw.
My mouth was wired shut for two months and so my meals were all smoothies and during the period immediately after having the wiring removed I could only eat “soft” foods which for me was oatmeal or grits. As a result my breakfast daily is either a smoothie or bowl of oatmeal. On rare occasion I will have simple cream cheese on toast or some type of omelet.
I’ve always made it point to eat breakfast, but these days now it seems like breakfast has a greater purpose than just providing fuel to get up and get out to do something. Lately, as I’ve been in full dream fulfillment mode, I’ve been waking up happy, impatient, and anxious after a night of chasin my dreams in my sleep. Breakfast now plays the role of grounding me mentally in addition to being fuel so that I can take the day on creative minded, mentally stimulated, and in attack mode with things under control.
Now I will admit that my breakfast habits have allowed me to develop some expertise in smoothie making and oatmeal cooking. More often than not I combine both such as this Oatmeal Blueberry Smoothie. Since this post is actually a recipe for watermelon radish toast, consider my smoothie and oatmeal comments a promo of future things to come.
The current trend in breakfast is avocado toast. Cream cheese on toast is a lot cheaper than avocado on toast. I’ve discussed previously toast creativity has always been a kids’ innovation. In my younger days, we made butter and sugar toasts. My kids have many versions of breakfast toasts with fruit. This watermelon radish toast was actually influenced by one of my kid’s many toast versions.
I’m always looking for ways to get more watermelon radishes on my plates. For one their just damn colorful and I love brightening my food/dishes with colorful produce. Despite its watermelon name, they are not fruity. Instead, they add a peppery kick to any dish as well as some all-important crunch.
So this watermelon radish recipe will add a little perkiness to your morning. The radishes provide unique flavor contrast to the tart and sweet peaches and berry cream cheese. I try not to overthink breakfast, especially since my brain doesn’t actually start until 9 o’clock. Everybody in my house knows not to ask me anything of importance in the a.m. as even though I’m an early riser, my brain has about a 3-hour lag.
Watermelon Radish Health Benefits
Watermelon radishes are low in calories (1 cup = 16 calories), primarily because it’s made up of nearly 90% water also making it a “hydrating” food. Hey with such a low count you can bank your calories for lunch and dinner. They are also a rich source of vitamins including both Vitamins A and C
Watermelon Radish Toast Meal Planning Tips
- Add cut pieces to an ice bath to mellow the flavor if you prefer a milder profile.
- You can also diminish the intensity of the watermelon radish flavor by allowing it to sit out for a while
- Avoid watermelon radishes that feel spongy when gently squeezed.
- Store them in the fridge or a cool place. Note also that partially used roots will store for several days in a plastic bag if kept refrigerated. You can also pickle the leftovers as they taste great pickled!
- I’ve never seen a clean radish. Scrub and wash them well to remove all the dirt.
Watermelon Radish Toast
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- 2 slices whole-grain bread
- 2 tablespoons berry cream-cheese spread
- 1 large peach pitted and sliced thinly
- 1 medium watermelon radish super-thinly sliced
- In a toaster lightly toast bread on both sides.
- Layer berry cream-cheese spread on each piece of toast; top with sliced peaches and watermelon radish.
- Use mandolin to evenly and thinly slice the watermelon radish.