Traditionally, Persian meals include a plate of fresh herbs (mint, basil, green onions, taragon) and radishes. Often, persian feta cheese and walnuts are included with sangaak or lavash bread. A refreshing delight to enjoy before, during or after the meal.
My grandmother had a wonderful way of making radishes into flowers. Not only were they a beautiful decoration, the flowers made it easier to eat healthy veggies! Here’s how she did it:
- several bunches of radishes, washed and stems cut off
- sink full of water
Take a small paring knife and cut four slits along the sides of the radishes. You can also slice a cross or “x” shape along the top side where the stem has been cut. The thinner and more cuts you make, the more petals you will get. I like the simple four sides and four center piece flowers. Repeat for all the radishes.
Soak in the sink full of water for 30 minutes. As the radishes absorb the water the “petals” expand and pull away from the center. Easy!