I love to cook. The rhythm of chopping, the aroma dancing up from the pan, the colors and flavors and textures of food transformed by heat and human ingenuity.
I also love to not cook. The ease of a salad fresh from the garden, a handful-of-this-handful-of-that pesto, a plum I pick from the tree and eat outside.
This flavorful recipe is not-cooking cooking. It takes less than 5 minutes (including the pesto) and can be lunch or a snack for one, or you can make a platter of these pretty little toasts to serve at your garden party. Invite me!
You do need a nice hearty bread, thinly sliced and toasted (you could rub it with olive oil first, sure, but I didn’t). The pesto recipe is mostly parsley, so heap it on there. Top with lots of thinly-sliced radishes for crunch and zing, and anoint your toast generously with flaky salt.If you’re in more of a cooking kind of mood today, allow me instead suggest these “green tartine” radish top toasts. Can’t decide? You could always make both together for a top-to-tail radish tasting.
Yum! I just added your post on parsley as a “related post” on my recent one about it.
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This looks amazing! I love the color combination too. Your radishes look divine. Such snowy whiteness!
Ooh, yes! I can’t believe I forgot about pesto toast since last summer, but I appear to have done just that. Spicy radishes sound perfect with parsley pesto!
That looks like a tasty bite – perfect for a dinner party starter with a nice white wine!
It’s odd. Cooking or not, I just like standing in front of a cutting board.
These look so good, and perfect for when someone who loves to cook simply doesn’t feel like cooking. It happens!
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