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Sliced Baguette with Butter, Radishes & Sea Salt

4.5 stars based on 2 votes

Even if you’re ambivalent about radishes, which I’ll admit I am, you’ll love these simple French canapés. The combination of fresh baked bread, softened sweet butter, thinly sliced radishes and flaky sea salt is surprisingly delicious, especially with a crisp white wine. 

Start by slicing the baguette into 1/4-inch slices, and then thinly slice the radishes.

Spread pats of the butter lavishly onto the bread.

Arrange the sliced radishes over top of the butter, and then sprinkle the canapés with a bit of sea salt and fresh chopped chives.

Serve and enjoy!

Sliced Baguette with Butter, Radishes & Sea Salt

Servings: 6
Total Time: 10 Minutes


  • 1 French baguette
  • Unsalted butter
  • 1 bunch radishes
  • Sea salt flakes (fleur de sel) or kosher salt
  • Chives


  1. Cut the baguette into 1/4-inch slices. Spread each slice liberally with butter, then top with slices radishes. Sprinkle each slice with a pinch of sea salt flakes and chives.

Reviews & Comments

  • 5 stars

    Thank you dearly, Jenn, for compiling a list of these amazing looking French recipes- I cannot wait to try them all! Your recipe for this simple appetizer has long been one of my favorites- I could make a meal of them! Who knew that something so simple, could be so fantastic?
    Thank you again,

    - Mindy on September 17, 2017 Reply
  • 4 stars

    You cannot find an easier appetizer to put together than this! Had never heard of this combination before. Perfect for when I’m in a hurry (which is always).

    - emmy on September 1, 2015 Reply
  • The large & long white oriental raddishes would be a tasty option as well.

    - Pete on April 17, 2014 Reply
  • Try slipping a few arugula or watercress leaves between the butter and radish.

    - Erik on May 24, 2013 Reply
  • I’ve made this as a simple hors d’oeuvre for guests and served with a bowl of olives and a few cheese wedges. Definitely a crowd pleaser – especially for vegetarians/

    - Angela on March 11, 2013 Reply
  • I love this simple combination. Use a European style butter and artesian bread.

    - Julie B. on March 9, 2013 Reply
  • So simply, yet so delicious! Thank you for the idea.

    - Teresa on June 20, 2012 Reply
  • This is my entry/review for the Boos Deluxe Cutting Board giveaway. I was super excited to make these for my family’s “Salad Saturday”. A simple cool recipe and great use of radishes!!!

    - wintersundays on May 15, 2012 Reply
  • I tried this last month and it was delicious! Definitely reinvents radishes – saves them from just being sliced into salads. Don’t skimp on the chives.

    - Lindsay on May 15, 2012 Reply
  • Love radishes and all the ingredients and looking forward to eating them altogether!

    - Karen on March 26, 2012 Reply

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