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Roasted Radishes: the easy, delicious recipe for a beautiful side dish

Total time: 30 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 6 people
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If you're looking for a flavorful spring recipe that is easy to make and has a great taste, try this delicious roasted radishes recipe. Roasted radishes have a gorgeous vibrant pink color and a wonderfully mild, sweet, and slightly peppery taste. They're crispy on the outside while being ultra-tender on the inside.

If you're on a low-carb or keto diet, roasted radishes are a fantastic side dish to serve instead of potatoes, rice, or other carb-laden foods. Depending on the size of your radishes and how small you chop them, this simple dish can be ready in under 20 minutes. Just chop, toss with oil, and bake – it's that easy!

What are Radishes?

Radishes are a tasty, bright red root vegetable that is part of the Brassicaceae family, making them a relative of cabbage, kale, broccoli, Brussels sprouts, and other delicious, nutritious veggies. They have a bold peppery taste and crunchy texture, which is why they're a popular addition to salads and soups.

What do Roasted Radishes Taste Like?

While raw radishes have a strong, pungent peppery flavor, roasted radishes are far milder, with an almost sweet taste.

Roasted Radishes Ingredients

You only need a couple of ingredients to make these easy roasted radishes.

Pick up a bunch of fresh radishes and some fresh parsley (or other fresh herbs) from your local supermarket or farmers' market.

You'll also need some extra virgin olive oil, plus salt and pepper for seasoning.

How to Cook Radishes

To make roasted radishe at home, all you need to do is cut your radishes in half or quarters, depending on how big they are. Put them in a baking dish and toss them with oil, salt, and pepper.

Pop your radishes in the oven and bake them for 15 to 20 minutes if they're smaller, or 30 to 40 minutes, if they're larger. They should be nice and crispy on the outside, with a rich golden brown color. Finally, take them out of the oven and sprinkle them with chopped parsley, and serve.

Roasted Radishes Variations

Instead of parsley, garnish your radishes with other fresh chopped herbs such as rosemary, thyme, tarragon, or dill.

For extra flavor, try adding some chopped garlic, chopped shallots, or cooking the radishes in butter instead of olive oil.

Try sprinkling some spices over the top of the radishes. Paprika, cumin, taco seasoning, cajun seasoning, and Old Bay are all amazing options.

You can also try pan-roasting the radishes for equally delicious results.

What to Serve with Roasted Radishes

Although you can get radishes any time of year, they taste the best when they're in season in the spring. Serve your roast radishes with other in-season ingredients like roasted lamb or beets. They're also great with chicken, avocado, steamed or grilled fish, or with any of your go-to keto recipes.

Tips for the Best Roasted Radishes

Keep checking your radishes to see when they're done cooking.

For extra color and flavor, try using different types of radish in addition to the classic red radish. Watermelon radish and yellow radish are beautiful and delicious.

For extra crispy roast radishes, bake them with the cut side facing down.

How to Store Roasted Radishes

Place your radishes in an airtight container and keep them in the fridge for up to 4 days.

Can You Freeze Roasted Radishes?

Absolutely! Let the radishes cool slightly, then transfer them to an airtight container. They'll stay fresh for up to 3 months.

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Ingredients
radishes, green and ends removed
1 bunch
Extra virgin olive oil
1 tbsp
salt and pepper to taste
fresh parsley, chopped

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 400F.

Slice the radishes in halves or quarters, depending on their size.

Place them in a baking dish and drizzle with olive oil.

Season with salt and pepper, then toss to coat.

For smaller radishes, bake for 15 to 20 minutes. For larger radishes, bake for 30 to 40 minutes.

Remove from oven and garnish with fresh chopped parsley. Serve!

Notes

Exactly how long your radishes will take to cook will depend on your oven and how you prefer the radishes. Check them periodically while cooking to see if they're done to your ideal level of doneness.

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