My friend gave me a pound of radishes to play with- a whole pound! One of my favorite ways to eat radishes is sliced with butter and salt. But, in this cold weather, I really crave something hot. This soup is my take on sliced radishes with butter and salt for winter days. In the picture above, I topped the soup with everything bagel seasoning, radish matchsticks, and scallion greens.
1/4 cup butter
1 lb radishes, sliced
1 small onion, sliced
2 cups vegetable broth
1/4 cup cream cheese
salt and pepper
toppings (optional): sour cream, black pepper, lemon wedges, toasted sesame seeds, scallions, parsley, chives, cilantro, chopped red bell pepper, etc.
1. Heat the butter in a large pot on medium-high heat. When its hot, add the radishes and onions. Cook, stirring constantly, until the radishes start soften and become slightly translucent, about 8-10 minutes.
2. Transfer the radishes and onions to a blender. Add the vegetable broth and cream cheese. Blend until smooth and creamy.
3. Pour the soup back in the pot and heat on medium-high until it starts to boil. Turn the heat to medium and let it simmer for 5 minutes. Add salt and pepper if needed.
4. Serve hot. Optional toppings- dollop of sour cream, black pepper, lemon wedges, toasted sesame seeds, scallions, parsley, chives, cilantro, chopped red bell pepper, etc.