Yes, you can cook radishes! No need to limit yourself to serving them raw on a veggie tray or slicing them to put in salads. This radish recipe is a delicious low-calorie and low-carb side to serve with any spring meal.
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Why We Love This Recipe For Roasted RadishesKey Ingredients for these Baked RadishesStep By Step Instructions for Radishes Cooked in the OvenFAQs and Expert Tips for this Radish RecipeMore Roasted Vegetables to Try
Why We Love This Recipe For Roasted Radishes
Cooking radishes in the oven gives them a subtle sweetness and mellows their peppery flavor. We also love this recipe because:
Uses just a few ingredients, most of which you probably have on hand.
Big buttery flavor, but it’s low carb and under 50 calories per serving.
Serve with roasted dry rub roast chicken or lamb loin chops for a special spring celebration
These roasted radishes take just 10 minutes to throw together and then are baked in the oven, giving you plenty of hands-off time to prepare the rest of the meal.
Like our radish salad recipe, this is a great way to use up radishes if you’re growing them because it calls for a lot of them (1 1/2 pounds!)
Key Ingredients for these Baked Radishes
Radishes: Gather 2 to 3 bunches of firm radishes with the greens still intact. While red radishes, also known as garden radishes, are most commonly found in the grocery store French Breakfast, Easter or Spanish would also be delicious to roast in this recipe. If using black radish or Watermelon radishes, make sure to cut them into smaller bite-sized pieces.
Extra Virgin Olive Oil: We used olive oil to roast the radishes but feel free to swap in avocado oil if you’d prefer. It won’t make much of a flavor difference.
Garlic Powder, Salt and pepper: To season. Feel free to sub in onion powder for the garlic powder if desired.
Herbs: We used a blend of fresh dill and chives to finish off the dish. A blend of tarragon and chopped scallions would also be a tasty garnish.
Step By Step Instructions for Radishes Cooked in the Oven
Step 1: Prepare the Radishes
Preheat oven to 425°F. While the oven is heating, in a large roasting dish, coat radishes in oil, salt, and black pepper. They should be in a single layer so that they brown a little. If larger than the others, cut radishes into quarters so they cook evenly.
Step 2: Bake Radishes
Roast the radishes in the oven for about 30 minutes or until they are fork-tender and lightly browned. Remove from the oven and stir in the softened butter and garlic powder. Sprinkle with the chopped fresh herbs, stir and enjoy!
FAQs and Expert Tips for this Radish Recipe
Roasted radishes are slightly sweet, mellow spicy flavor with subtle notes of pepper but do not have as much of a peppery bite as raw radishes. They have a similar taste and texture to roasted turnips but are not sulfurous.
Radish greens are edible. Radish greens are wonderful to use in a variety of dishes that utilize greens. If using the greens, as in Cooked Radishes in Miso Butter, we recommend that you first remove the greens and wash then spin them to dry. Once dried, store them separately from the radishes. Keep in mind that radish greens do tend to be sandy, so often they will require more than one wash.
Store any leftover radishes in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 5 days.
To reheat, place the leftover roasted radishes in a medium non-stick skillet on the stove over medium heat. Cover and heat, stirring once or twice, until warmed through. Alternatively, heat in the microwave for about 40 seconds on high power for each serving.
Yes, you can cook them in an air fryer. Prepare the fresh radishes in the same was as for cooking in a baking dish on the stove, but cook 1/2 at a time so as not to overcrowd the air fry basket.
What to Serve with Roasted Radishes
Once the radishes are tossed with the butter and herbs, pile them into a serving bowl. There is something so springy about a colorful dish of vibrant radishes! Pair with:
Chicken: crispy skin chicken or spatchcock roasted chicken with tarragon sauce
Beef: Radishes, like horseradish and watercress, are a fantastic accompaniment to beef. Try it with your favorite roast beef for a Sunday supper or serve them with steaks.
Pork or Lamb: They are festive for a holiday meal of leg of lamb or crown roast of pork.
Fish or Seafood: Though not a traditional side for seafood, I think they would be great with richer fish and seafood dishes such as Seared Salmon with Creamy Dill Sauce or Clams Casino.
Other Sides: Add these simple roasted radishes to any menu along with mashed potatoes, grilled asparagus, cauliflower mash, or cooked peas for one delicious family-friendly meal that is sure to please!
More Roasted Vegetables to Try
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Author: Katie Webster
Total Time: 45 minutes
Yield: 6 servings
These simple roasted radishes are tender and seasoned with herbs and butter. Serve this low-calorie and low-carb side dish with roasted chicken, lamb, or as a springtime vegetable with any meal.
1 ½ pound radishes, trimmed and cut in half
1 tablespoon extra-virgin olive oil
¾ teaspoon coarse kosher salt
Freshly ground pepper, to taste
1 tablespoon softened butter
½ teaspoon garlic powder
Chopped fresh chives for garnish or a pinch of dried dill weed
Preheat oven to 425°F.
Stir radishes oil, salt, and pepper in a large roasting dish (9 by 13 inches or similar.)
Roast, stirring once or twice until the radishes are fork tender and lightly browned, about 30 minutes.
Remove from the oven and stir in butter and garlic powder. Stir until the butter is melted. Sprinkle with chives and serve.
You’ll need 2 to 3 bunches of radishes with the greens removed to make this recipe.
Prep Time: 15 minutesCook Time: 30 minutesCategory: Side DishesMethod: OvenCuisine: American
Serving Size: 2/3 cup
Sugar: 3 g
Fat: 2 g
Carbohydrates: 6 g
Fiber: 2 g
Protein: 1 g
Keywords: roasted radishes, baked radishes, radishes cooked in the oven, baked radish