Roasted Radishes: Sweet Nutty Side Dish

Rachel Gurk | Rachel Cooks

Roasted Radishes may sound weird at first but it will turn even the radish hater into a lover. These sweet little bites will be a hit at your next meal.

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Roasted Radishes. Huh? Aren’t radishes supposed to be the crunchy little colorful things in salads? Or the little red balls on the veggie tray that no one eats? I like radishes. I don’t love them. I love thin slices or little pieces, in salads mostly or on sandwiches, but I wouldn’t pick up a whole radish and snack on it plain. My husband? If there are radishes on a salad, there is probably a small red and white pile on the side of his plate when he’s finished eating the salad. He’s not a huge fan. (Though I'm wondering if he might give them a shot in Emily's Feta Cheese Dip Recipe...)

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Buuuuuuut it turns out he is! Roasted vegetables for the win. As always. Roasting vegetables is magical. The process brings out so much flavor and sweetness and ohmygoodness yumminess. If you’re boiling your vegetables, no offense… but you’re doing it wrong. Crank up that oven and ROAST.

You guys. Let’s talk for a minute. I’ve been seeing recipes for roasted radishes floating around for quite some time now and I’ve always wanted to try them. Put roasted radishes on your recipe bucket list. Do it! Do it now! I can't begin to explain the sweetness, the nuttiness that comes out of these little veggies.

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These radishes stay true to their spicy selves, but are sweetened up with the roasting process as well as a touch of honey. Lemon juice and olive oil deepen the flavor and turn these into vegetable candy. I’m so glad I finally tried roasting radishes. It certainly won’t be the last time.

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Still not convinced? Ease your way in to roasting vegetables with this roasted broccoli recipe, roasted carrots, or my absolute favorite, roasted mushrooms. Try adding them to a salad, like a fall version of this Roasted Vegetable Summer Quinoa Salad Recipe

    5 Servings

Ingredients

  • 1 1/2-2 pounds radishes, about 2 bunches, fresh
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice, about 1/2 fresh lemon juiced
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • salt, to taste
  • black pepper, to taste

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 425°F.
  2. Wash radishes, cut off greens, and then halve or quarter radishes so they are roughly the same size.
  3. Toss with the rest of the ingredients and spread in a single layer on a rimmed baking sheet.
  4. Bake for 18-20 minutes, stirring once or twice during cooking.
  5. Serve immediately.

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    I believe the lemon juice and honey are absolutely essential.
    Without them, the radishes can taste bitterish when roasted.

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    hmmmm. I wonder if I can rescue the radishes that weren't very good even as I brought them home from the store - a week ago. Worth a try!

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    LOVE roasted radishes. This is the perfect time for them, too. We heap them onto garlic bread and call it lunch.