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Sweet and Sexy Roasted Radish Recipe

Perfectly roasted pink radishes

Radishes has never really been a favourite. Yip, I said it! The only place they lived, were in salads. They taste sharp and peppery. I buy them for their aesthetics, only to shrivel up and die in my fridge. Sad. Sad.

Buuuuut….. that was the old me!

The NEW ME… LOVES radishes! Completely. In fact, I am a little besotted over them now. If you have never tried roasted radishes, do yourself a favour and throw these beauties into a roasting dish with butter, garlic, salt, pepper and herbs. Soooo good. I love roasting them with their greens on. It turns out deliciously crispy and yummy. You can even make pesto with the greens! There is soooo much you can do with them! You can even pickle them. From the green leaves to the colourful jewels, they are incredibly versatile.

Who knew that roasting radishes was even a thing? I feel like the last person on the planet to have learnt this. These gorgeous root vegetables are a treat. From growing them, to eating them! Hope you enjoy this roasted radish recipe! Let the exploration begin.

bunch of fresh radishes

When are radishes in season and when to grow them?

Grow the food you love! Radishes can be found in stores almost all-year-round, as they are easy to grow.

Radishes love growing in the cooler months. So planting seeds from Autumn through to beginning Spring is most desired. They grow really quickly and only takes a month from seed to harvest! Perfect vegetable to grow with young children. Radishes, like most root vegetables, love rich loose well-drained soil.

fresh radish

Health benefits of radishes

Red radishes are packed with Vitamins E, A, C, B6, and K. Plus it’s high on antioxidants, fiber, zinc, potassium (important for muscle health), phosphorous, magnesium, copper, calcium (good for bones), iron and manganese.

  • It is good for skin health
  • Fighting infections
  • Anti-fungal properties
  • Good for heart health
  • Good for diabetes
  • Lowers Blood Pressure

Why you should roast radishes?

  • Flavour: The flavour is transformed. They change from a sharp peppery taste to a sweet crispy jewel of deliciousness!
  • Quick: They are quick to prepare. Roast for 20 minutes and they are done!
  • Low calories: Wonderful vegetable to prepare, as it is low in calories but high in vitamins and minerals.
  • Versatile: You can slice, dice, quartered, whole or shave them. They are deliciously roasted any which way.
  • Healthy: Radishes packs a big health punch in the health department. Adding them to your diet is a must!
pink roasted radishes

What do they taste like?

They change from sharp peppery things into slightly sweet, caramelized, melt-in-your mouth, turnip-like juicy jewels. Yum!

What to serve with roasted radishes?

  • Serve it over polenta
  • Serve it as a side-dish to any meal
  • Serve it in a buddha bowl
  • Serve it as is
  • Serve it as is with tahini dressing
  • Serve it over mashed potatoes
  • Possibilities are endless!
oven roasted radishes

Roasted Radish Recipe

AuthorGypsyCategory, , , DifficultyBeginner

Roasted radishes is probably the most well kept secret ever! I use radishes in salads and/or thinly sliced on sandwiches. But boy oh boy are you in for a treat! Radishes tastes sweet and soft when you roast them. They lose their peppery taste. Roasting them with the greens makes them extra delectable.

pink roasted radishes
Prep Time5 minsCook Time15 minsTotal Time20 mins
 9 Radishes
 Olive oil or butter to drizzle
 1 tbsp Minced garlic
 3 sticks Fresh thyme
 ½ tsp Salt
 ¼ tsp Pepper
 ½ Fresh lime or lemon juice
1

Get a bunch of radishes. 9 Should do. Depending on their size. I like to leave the greens on when I roast them, as they go nice and crispy. Rinse your radishes very well in some water.

holding a fresh radish with hand

2

Cut your radish in half.

holding a fresh radish with hand

3

Add them to a pan with parchment paper and drizzle some olive oil or butter over. Sprinkle some salt and pepper over. Add the minced garlic and herbs as well.

oven roasted radishes

4

Roast for about 15 - 20 minutes. The radishes should be slightly browned. The greens should be crispy.

red roasted radishes

5

Drizzle some lime juice over the radishes. If you want an extra flavour, add caesar or ranch dressing over and enjoy!

oven roasted radishes

Ingredients

 9 Radishes
 Olive oil or butter to drizzle
 1 tbsp Minced garlic
 3 sticks Fresh thyme
 ½ tsp Salt
 ¼ tsp Pepper
 ½ Fresh lime or lemon juice

Directions

1

Get a bunch of radishes. 9 Should do. Depending on their size. I like to leave the greens on when I roast them, as they go nice and crispy. Rinse your radishes very well in some water.

holding a fresh radish with hand

2

Cut your radish in half.

holding a fresh radish with hand

3

Add them to a pan with parchment paper and drizzle some olive oil or butter over. Sprinkle some salt and pepper over. Add the minced garlic and herbs as well.

oven roasted radishes

4

Roast for about 15 - 20 minutes. The radishes should be slightly browned. The greens should be crispy.

red roasted radishes

5

Drizzle some lime juice over the radishes. If you want an extra flavour, add caesar or ranch dressing over and enjoy!

oven roasted radishes

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12 Comments

  • Reply
    Deborah
    July 11, 2020 at 3:29 pm

    I tried a different recipe and they came out very bland. I look forward to trying this one, you definitely make it sound delicious!

    • Reply
      Gypsy
      July 12, 2020 at 4:32 pm

      I think the different radishes makes a difference. I used the red radishes and the Easter egg radishes. The Easter egg ones were my favourite. Also, roasting them with the leaves is my favourite way to eat them.

      • Reply
        Holly
        July 13, 2020 at 6:09 pm

        Those radishes are beautiful! You must have a garden.

  • Reply
    hari
    July 11, 2020 at 4:48 pm

    such a great recipe! yum! gonna try this!

    • Reply
      Gypsy
      July 12, 2020 at 4:31 pm

      I almost feel guilty calling it a recipe. As it is so quick to do. Thank you. x

  • Reply
    Bets
    July 12, 2020 at 10:25 am

    Love Radishes, will try it roasted.. never knew. Thanks

    • Reply
      Gypsy
      July 12, 2020 at 4:30 pm

      Aaaah, thanks so much for the comment mom. I know growing up that you love to eat them raw, with a bit of salt. 🙂 I was never really a fan. xxx

  • Reply
    Tiffany S
    July 12, 2020 at 3:02 pm

    Always looking for new healthy recipes. Thank you for sharing! Will definitely try roasted radishes!

    • Reply
      Gypsy
      July 12, 2020 at 4:29 pm

      Thanks so much Tiffany. x Hope you love them as much as I did.

  • Reply
    Amy
    July 13, 2020 at 1:51 pm

    Pinned this and am super excited to try it! Love making new recipes.

    • Reply
      Gypsy
      July 13, 2020 at 1:54 pm

      Thank you so much Amy!

  • Reply
    Magali
    July 13, 2020 at 4:40 pm

    This looks like a simple and efficient recipe. My type of recipe! It looks very yummy too.🙂

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