A Tartine Healthy Twist on a Typical French Breakfast
French Breakfast can be rather boring. A toasted baguette slice with butter and jam, usually called a tartine is the normal French petit déjeuner. Served with a black coffee or café au lait. As part of The Recipe ReDux challenge dietitians take a recipe idea and make it healthier while still keeping the important part: TASTE. This month’s theme is breakfast, including breakfast sandwiches. It is a great start for the new year, and why not offer a creative touch to the typical French breakfast sandwich, La Tartine? Why not offer a topping that is not only healthy and tastes good but also pushes a real healthy start for the day? In doing research for ideas it hit me: “Ah oui! Les radis petit déjeuner!” (Yes, Breakfast Radishes!).
Health Benefits of Radishes
Radishes for their small size pack a lot of punch. In a half a cup serving, radishes contain 14% of Vitamin C requirements for the day. They are known for their detox properties, helping the liver and gallbladder, urinary and kidney function. They help clear congestion during a cold, and are high in fiber and low in calories. A great start of the day to get your body’s functions moving in the right direction.
Here is the recipe for Honey Topped French Breakfast Radish Tartines. Bon Appetit!
Honey Topped French Breakfast Radish Tartines
|Prep time||5 minutes|
- 1-2 medium slice Rye or Pumpernickel Bread
- 1-2 tablespoon Fromage Frais or Greek Yogurt
- 5 Mild Flavored Radishes such as French Breakfast Radishes, sliced thin (Milder tasting radishes are best for these breakfast tartines.)
- 1 tablespoon Honey (Best if the honey was slightly runny in order to top the tartine properly.)
French Breakfast Radishes are well known in France for their year round availability and mild taste. They are a perfect topping for this breakfast tartine. Don't be weary of the potential strong flavor of this breakfast sandwich. It is a wonderful combination of slight tartness and texture, soft cheesy feel and sweet honey. High health benefits of radishes are abundant and are a great addition to the breakfast tray!
|Spread carefully the fromage frais or greek yogurt completely onto the bread.|
|Add the sliced radishes to the fromage frais or greek yogurt.|
|Drizzle the honey on top of the tartine from top to bottom.|
|If the bread is a large slice, cut in half and serve.|