Let’s learn how to cut radishes. It is really simple but there are a few simple steps that you should do to make cutting these little spheres easier. These cut radishes are great on salads or they can be cooked for an incredible flavor.
We are going to cover the tools that you need and the steps it takes to make perfectly cut radishes. We will also answer some of the most frequent questions about radishes.
Video – How cut radishes
- chef knife
- cutting board
5 Steps on how to cut radishes
This probably goes without saying but it is important to give these radishes a wash before you start cutting them. When you cut them you will be introducing what is on the outside of the radish into the flesh of the radish.
Radishes are root vegetables and they are covered with the dirt that they were growing in. When you are washing them make sure the radishes have not gone bad.
When cutting a radish you want to make sure you have a sharp knife. These little spheres will roll all over the place and you want to make sure that you can cut through them with ease.
Cut the ends off
Being that these are root vegetables you are going to have a root end and the stem of the vegetable. Cut them off as close as you can to save the most you can out of this little radish.
Make a small slice on the side
I like to make a small slice on the side, this gives the radish some stability when you go to cut it. You could always place it on the cut side of the root or stem end but I like to see the round sphere of the radish.
Cut into Slices
Now that you have some stability to this little vegetable go ahead and cut across the radish to make nice little circles. You can make them as thick or as thin as you wish. I like to cut them in the 1/8″ to 1/4″ range.
How To Cut Radishes
- 1 radish
- 1 pinch salt optional
- Wash the radish.
- Find a sharp knife
- Cut the root and stem ends off
- Make a small slice along the side. Lay it on the slice
- Cut into slices of your desired thickness