Tasty Tuesday –Daikons and other Radishes

Hey It’s Jet Here.

Thanks to Sugar and Kol for initiating Tasty Tuesdays, today is our sixteenth  participating post!

About ten years ago, Mom read this book called the Fat Flush Diet.  She learned that radishes have the ability to help burn fat.  She decided then and there to learn to love the magenta orb and other radish varieties like the French and especially the watermelon radish found at the Farmers Market!

She grated, sliced and chopped that veggie into every salad she concocted.  She grew them (the Easter egg and watermelon kind) in our backyard. Mom noticed that during certain seasons, the price for organic radishes jumped about 50%.  Enter the Daikon… another member of the radish family.  The price of the white, carrot shaped variety held steady, so Mom tried it.  Because of the shape, she found the daikon easier and faster to chop into her weekly work salads.

As her faithful Kitchen K9s, Koko and I, now JJ and I, receive(d) tidbits of all radish varieties during Mom’s salad making process.   Well, to our surprise, daikons and radishes in general are one of my favorite veggies!  Go figure!  We thought the humans might like a quick, summer recipe while the K9s eat tidbits straight up!  Here’s another recipe to scroll through as well.

Mango-Radish Salsa

Crisp, peppery diced radishes, sweet, juicy mango and tart lime juice have opposing flavors that come together here to create salsa nirvana. Serve with grilled fish, steak or chicken or just put out a dish of it with some crisp baked corn chips.


  • 3 cups diced mango, (about 2 large)
  • 1/4 cup chopped cilantro
  • 1 tablespoon lime juice
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup diced radishes, (about 1 bunch)


  1. Toss mangoes, cilantro, lime juice and salt in a bowl.
  2. Stir in radishes just before serving.
  • Make Ahead Tip: Prepare through Step 1, cover and refrigerate for up to 1 day. Stir in the radishes just before serving.

Another great fat burning daikon day!

37 thoughts on “Tasty Tuesday –Daikons and other Radishes

  1. If your mum is wanting to watch her weight she should try some of our low fat treats to nom on – BOL! I’m all hungry now having read your post!

  2. This sounds really good! We are going to put it on mom’s list to try. Have we told you she doesn’t like to spend much time in the kitchen???? We are working on that!

    Have a great week!

    • Hey Jeffie, Hey Rudy, Jet here. Hi Miss Susan.

      Well, if I may brag a bit… that’s what Mom does for a living… she works with people to achieve their goals using the kitchen as the modality. So, let me know if we should get the Moms together to facilitate productive, enjoyable kitchen time!!! Today’s human recipe is quick, easy and healthy. 🙂

      Have a great week, too!

  3. Hi sweet Jetty – have to confess that radishes are one of the few veggies that I don;t like, I don;t like mushrooms either, that is interesting that you and JJ like them – strong flavor! but it was a nice recipe anyway!

    Did you have any storms last ? We didn’t! but it looks very dark outside now – just came back from a walk with Cassie ans Barkley.

    Sending storm free goodnight hugs and kisses to you, JJ, Mom, Rachel and Pluffy xoxoxox

    • Hey it’s Jet here. Hi Miss Wendy.

      Wow, no worries… we all have preferences. Mom does not particularly enjoy spinach and asparagus!

      No, we all slept peacefully thank heavens, we were a bit overdo… Mom’s working late, so, she cannot see the weather as she does not have a window!

      Sending lots of quiet nightfuls of Jetty kisses and JJ hugs to you, Mr. David, Jacob, Cassie, Rex and Barkley xoxoxoxoxo

    • Hey Savvy, Big Guy here. Hi Miss Linda.

      We’ve tried to keep that word “under wraps!” Really a purrRise? I love purrRises! Mom gave JJ and I hooves last night as a purrRise! We really enjoyed them.

      • Hey Savvy, Jetty here.

        Why do you think your evolved word is dumb? We think you’re one of the smartest felines we know! For sure… we can build our own dictionary or send in our best words as add-ons! barktacular? BOL???

  4. Jettie, does mom say if the radishes really helped her lose weight? I’m not saying I won’t try this, but I love radishes and would add a whole bunch to my diet if I knew that it worked. ;-0

    • Hey Sampson, Hey Delilah, Jetty here. HI Miss Jodi.

      Uh… Miss Jodi? Mom struggles mightily in the weight department… she said to tell you something about emotional eating…

      Anyway, radishes do help burn fat, however, not sure if you could determine how much they would contribute to your personal program! No harm though… they’re yummy and good for you! 🙂

    • Hey brown dawgs, Jet here. Hi Miss Linda.

      BOL! When you live in mango mania world like we do, one must get creative with ideas. Mom suggested peaches or nectarines in lieu (vocab builder) of… Mom said there are two camps, those that LOVE cilantro and those that DON’T. She belonged in the DON’T group and always substituted parsley. Over the last 3 years, she’s tried to branch out and expand her palate…

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