This is an easy recipe that uses an unlikely part of a vegetable we love to eat. It's thick and rich, and so hearty. I recommend eating it with a loaf of crusty bread!



Original recipe yields 6 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Instructions Checklist
  • Melt butter in a large saucepan over medium heat. Stir in the onion, and saute until tender. Mix in the potatoes and radish greens, coating them with the butter. Pour in chicken broth. Bring the mixture to a boil. Reduce heat, and simmer 30 minutes.

  • Allow the soup mixture to cool slightly, and transfer to a blender. Blend until smooth.

  • Return the mixture to the saucepan. Mix in the heavy cream. Cook and stir until well blended. Serve with radish slices.

Nutrition Facts

166 calories; 9.3 g total fat; 32 mg cholesterol; 688 mg sodium. 17.9 g carbohydrates; 3.8 g protein; Full Nutrition

Reviews (146)

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163 Ratings
  • 5 star values: 107
  • 4 star values: 37
  • 3 star values: 13
  • 2 star values: 5
  • 1 star values: 1
Rating: 5 stars
This delicious soup was rich and creamy tasting even without the cream. I simply added extra broth after it was blended to adjust the thickness. I also added 3/4 cup of chopped celery and an extra potato to the cooking pot, along with a pinch each of dried parsley, sage, rosemary and thyme. (Sing while you add these!) I was afraid at first to tell my teenaged son what I was making for dinner, but he helped, and the whole family loved the results. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
This was delicious, but trying to stay low fat I did not add heavy cream to the soup. Instead after ladling into the soup bowl I added a dollop of low fat sour cream and garnished with a brunoise of radish. I also use fresh radish tops mixed into tossed salads it gives it a nice texture. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Another "wanted to use my radish greens instead of just throwing them out." I substituted milk for the heavy cream, which is a bit of a stretch but my goal was to combine ingredients on hand with radish greens into something edible, and this recipe met that goal admirably. Also, since potatoes, onions, and milk are all cheap, and the radish greens were "free", this made for an inexpensive side dish. And tasty as well. I will definitely be making this with our radish tops from now on! UPDATE: I have to change this to five stars because my wife has started buying radishes just so we can make this soup. She doesn't like radishes though, so now we're eating the tops and throwing away the radishes. Not what I had in mind when I searched for this recipe! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
Delicious! I followed the recipe exactly except for two things: I only let it simmer for 20 minutes, instead of 30 (I was short on time) and I didn't have any heavy cream on hand so I used 1/2 cup of raw whole milk, which has high cream content, so it worked well. You could probably cut the cream out if you wanted to cut some calories, but the milk did make it a bit creamier. I'll never throw my radish tops out again! This is now one of my husband's favorite soups - mine, too! Read More
Rating: 3 stars
This soup tastes much better than it looks while cooking! Resembles spinach soup and one would never guess it's radish. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
Wow, who knew you could eat radish greens? By themselves I find them too bitter but in this soup they were good. I wanted a more potato soup kind of outcome, so I added a few more potatoes, chopped celery, about 2 TBS of minced garlic (I like garlic) and about 1 cup of chopped garden herbs (dill, lemon thyme, sage, rosemary). If you want more of a "punch" I'd follow the other reviewer's suggestion to add hot sauce, but if you're anti-spicy like me and just want to use up a ton of garden herbs and radish tops, you can't go wrong. Read More
Rating: 4 stars
I altered the recipe a lot to use up what I had at home. I used milk ( instead of cream. I also added several radishes to the pureed mix to use them up but I had no potatos so it was not as thick. I sauteed some onions carrots and celery and added them to the soup to give it some bulk. It was delicious and I'm sure I could pass it off as spinach and no one would know. (Everyone was appalled when I told them I made radish soup) I think this recipe is great because radishes are so cheap. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
LOVED this! The radishes in our garden had rather gotten away from us -- more leaves than roots, so I went looking for "tops" recipes (I knew they had to be edible somehow!) and I found this! I subbed bacon fat for the butter but skipped the heavy cream, and subbed homemade turkey broth for the chicken broth. I also cooked the onions past "tender" because carmelized onions make everything better, IMHO. I used a couple of larger potatoes and I didn't bother to measure the greens; I just threw in everything I had. I also skipped the radish garnish -- the leaves were older and huge, and the roots were inedible. I pureed half for me and left the other half chunky for DH and we both liked it. He added salt; I did not. Might add cheese next time; might add pepper. Or not! Either way, this recipe is now in our "garden rotation." Thanks so much for sharing this! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
WOW!!! Wasn't sure what to expect and this was wonderful! Even my uber-picky husband likes it!! Followed recipe to a tee just added garlic and it was perfect. Read More