Radish Top Soup


There are versions of this recipe all over the Internet. The primary differences in version seem to be the amount of radish tops versus the amount of other ingredients. The recipe I picked first was heavy on the radish tops and light on everything else. I actually at ate the soup on the first try which is amazing considering my lack of love for most greens. I do intend to mix it up a bit next time to give it more depth of flavor, but not a bad start. I believe the base recipe at some point appeared in "The Victory Garden Cookbook", but I've never seen the book so I can't know for sure. I might pick it up some day and see what good stuff it has in it.



  1. melt 4 Tbsp butter in a large pan on medium heat, add scapes and cook about 5 minutes
  2. stir in radish tops, put on cover, and cook over low heat until wilted, 10 minutes
  3. meanwhile cook potatoes until soft in water or chicken stock and salt.
  4. combine with radish tops and cook covered for 5 minutes to mingle flavors
  5. let cool a bit (or you'll melt your hands and blender in the next step)
  6. puree in food processor or blender
  7. Add cream and remaining butter and bring back to heat
  8. Season to taste with salt and pepper