Roasted Radishes are a great healthy, low carb side dish that tastes really similar to potatoes! I roasted these up with garlic and fresh herbs and they’re so delicious! No strong radish taste at all!
Have you ever roasted radishes before? I hadn’t until this year and I feel like I’ve been missing out! Not only are radishes such a gorgeous vegetable but they are also so delicious when roasted! I’m not going to say they taste exactly like roasted potatoes, but they’re pretty close!
Radishes are known for having a strong flavor. I love adding them raw to salads, they give a nice crunch and a sharp, fresh flavor. They’re also great for digestion and my dad always told me to eat a few at the end of each meal to help with my stomach issues.
What Do Roasted Radishes Taste Like?
When you roast rashes they basically become the opposite of everything I’ve described above. They’re soft and tender, rather than crunchy and they have a super mild flavor, rather then a sharp flavor. I’ve heard people describe them as tasting just like roasted potatoes, and I wouldn’t quite go that far but they’re pretty close!
You can roast them with just olive oil, salt and pepper or you can add in your favorite seasonings. I chose to use garlic and fresh thyme so they will go nicely on the holiday table.
How To Make Roasted Radishes
- You start by washing your radishes well and then cutting off the green tops and the little wispy bottom. Then cut them in half, or if they’re really big you can cut them into quarters.
- Place radishes on a Sheetpan, I’ve found it doesn’t matter too much whether it’s lined or not, and toss them with oil and your seasonings.
- Roast radishes until caramelized and fork tender, about 30 minutes. You want to let them cool for a few minutes before serving, but they are best served warm.
Health Benefits of Radishes
Radishes are SO good for you! Here are just a few of their health benefits:
- Just a half a cup of radishes gives you 14% of your daily recommended dose of vitamin C.
- They help support a healthy digestive system, a half a cup of radishes contains 1 gram of fiber.
- They are a natural antifungal so they help keep candida growth in check.
- One cup of radishes contains only 9 calories and has hardly any fat.
I like to serve my Roasted Radishes as a side dish but you could also add them to salads, tacos, pizza, soup and so much more! I just used fresh thyme for my roasted radishes but you can add whatever other fresh herbs you like.Print
These Roasted Radishes are a delicious and health low carb side dish!
- 4 medium sized bunches of radishes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- Heaping 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon black pepper
- 1 clove garlic, minced or 1/2 teaspoon granulated garlic
- 1 teaspoon minced fresh thyme
- Pre-heat oven to 425 degrees F. Cut the greens off the radishes, wash well and cut in half, or if they’re really large cut in quarters.
- On a large Sheetpan, toss together the radishes, olive oil, salt, pepper, garlic and thyme. Bake until radishes are caramelized and fork tender, about 30 minutes. Garnish with fresh herbs before serving, if desired.
I found that 4 small bunches of radishes made about enough for 4 people. You can easily double or triple this recipe if making for a crowd though.