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Goat Cheese Appetizer with Radishes

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This Goat Cheese Appetizer with Radishes is a great combination of crispy, peppery, and creamy, all in one bite. 

It’s so simple to make and looks so pretty (who doesn’t love a hot pink veggie!?), you’ll impress even yourself. 

One of the things I love about radishes, other than how deliciously tasty they are, is that you can eat the entire radish from root to stem. Once you’ve removed the stems from the bulb, save the greens to make this velvety radish greens soup (recipe coming soon!). 

This goat cheese appetizer isn’t a new invention. In fact, it’s a savory ‘treat’ my mom often made for my family while I was growing up. That being said, I’ve given this petit apéritif my own twist and I think you’ll really enjoy it!

A few notes before you start!


While you’re more easily able to find red radishes (most grocery stores carry this variety year round), consider getting creative and experimenting with other varieties. Some of my favorite radish varieties include Rainbow, French breakfast, and Watermelon radishes. 

And don’t forget, radishes, which are a root vegetable, are packed with nutrients. Just one cup of radishes contains 1.84 g of fiber, 268 mg of potassium, 28.8 mg of calcium, and 44.8 mg of sodium. 


While I love pairing radishes with goat cheese, I also realize not everyone loves goat cheese. You can easily substitute goat cheese with boursin, cream cheese, or even just a thin slice of butter. 


While this recipe calls for Le Pain des Fleurs you can easily substitute with a thin slice of toasted baguette or your favorite crispy cracker. You can use soft sandwich bread but if you do, I highly recommend toasting it. I just think the radish and goat cheese combo tastes better spread on something with a bit of crunch. Some other cracker brands to check out Wasa Crispbread and Back to Nature Crackers, or Mary’s Gone Crackers


Goat Cheese Appetizer with Radishes

This Goat Cheese Appetizer with Radishes is a great combination of crispy, peppery, and creamy, all in one bite.

  • Author: The Wise Consumer


  • 1 Bunch raw radishes, stems and roots removed
  • 4 oz Fresh goat cheese (1 log), plain
  • 1/2 tbsp Herbes de Provence
  • 12 Buckwheat Crispbread
  • Coarse salt, to taste
  • Fresh ground pepper, to taste


  1. In a small bowl, mix goat cheese with dried herbs and set aside. 
  2. Slice your radish bulbs lengthwise into very thin slices. Note: You can also slice your radishes using a mandolin. In fact, using a mandolin is quicker and ensures you get perfectly thin and even slices each time. 
  3. Spread a generous layer of goat cheese on your cracker. Top with sliced radishes, as many or little as you like, and sprinkle with a bit of coarse salt and freshly ground pepper.

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