Letter R Alphabet of Vegetables

RADICCHIO RADISH RHUBARB RUTABAGA

Radicchio
Also sometimes called Chicory
For other slightly bitter salad greens, see also Arugula, Endive & Lettuce

THE BASICS
[rah-DEE-kee-oh] Radicchio is a red-leafed Italian chicory. It is most often used as a salad green, with tender but firm leaves with a bitter flavor. The radicchio di Verona has burgundy-red leaves with white ribs in a small, loose head. The leaves of radicchio di Treviso are narrow and pointed and form tighter, more tapered heads with white to pink to dark red ribs.

Radicchio in HOT SIDE DISHES
Seared Radicchio 5min/10min – WW1 – NetCarb4

Radicchio in COLD SIDE DISHES & VEGETABLE SALADS
Spring & Summer Sliced Salad 20min/20min – WW1/WW4 - NetCarb4/24
Summer Orzo with Radicchio 25-35min/3-4hrs – WW3

Radicchio in SOUPS
Weight Watchers Italian Zero Points Soup 40min/55min – WW0 – NetCarb7




Radishes
See also Daikon

THE BASICS
Radishes are the roots of plants in the mustard family. Their skins vary in color (from white to red to purple to black with many shades in between) and shape (round, oval or elongated) and and size (from half-inch globes to giants like daikon). The flavor can be mild to peppery, depending on factors such as variety and age.

How to cook radishes in the microwave

Radishes in HOT SIDE DISHES
Creamed Radishes with Pimenton 15min/1hr – WW1
Girlie Radish Salad 15min/15min – WW0 - NetCarb3

Radishes in COLD SIDE DISHES & VEGETABLE SALADS
Black Radish Salad 15min/15min – WW1
Green Bean & Radish Salad 20min/30min – WW1 - NetCarb10
Quick Radish & White Bean Salad 15min/15min – WW3 – NetCarb19
Spring & Summer Sliced Salad 20min/20min – WW1/WW4 - NetCarb4/24
Summer Lentils 40min/100min – WW3 - NetCarb8 and a prize winner!

Radishes in APPETIZERS
Kitchen Parade recipes
Easy Radish Spread

Easy Easy Radish Spread 10min/10min – WW1 - NetCarb1
Finn Crisp with Laughing Cow & Radishes 5min/5min – WW1 – NetCarb11
Just-Picked Radishes & Spring Onions 5min/5min – WW0

Radishes in SANDWICHES
Radish D’Avignon Sandwich



Rhubarb

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Rutabaga
Also called Swedes and Swedish Turnips

THE BASICS
[ROO-tuh-bay-guh] The rutabaga is a root vegetable in the cabbage family and resembles a large turnip. It is, in fact, thought to be a cross between cabbage and turnip. Rutabagas have a thin, pale yellow skin and a slightly sweet, firm flesh of the same color.

Rutabaga in HOT SIDE DISHES
Kitchen Parade recipes
Pair of Mashed Vegetables: Mashed Rutabaga & Apple

Glazed Rutabagas 20min/45min – WW1 - NetCarb12
Leek & Vegetable Gratin 45min/2hrs – WW2/4 - NetCarb15/22
Mashed Rutabagas & Apple 15min/50min – WW1
Rutabaga & Butternut Squash Puree 10min/50min – WW1 - NetCarb10
Scalloped Swedes & Finns 15min/75min – WW3 - NetCarb13

Rutabaga in SOUP
LeAnne’s Veggie Soup WW1 - NetCarb8 Guest Post by My Sister!



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