Crunchy, peppery radishes make any dish more fun! Here are all the best radish recipes to make when you have a bunch on hand.
Got radishes? We got recipes. If you’ve picked up a bunch of those round pink beauties at the store or farmers market, there are so many tasty ways to use them! Radishes bring a refreshing crunch and peppery spice to anything they touch.
Spring is when you think of radishes because they come up early in the growing season, but they’re available year round! Here are all our best radish recipes for using these beauties. We’ve got anything from roasted as a side dish (so sweet and tender!) to topped with creamy blue cheese dressing in our favorite chopped salad. Oh and radish salsa… let’s just get to the recipes!
Here's a unique radish recipe that most people haven’t thought of: roasted radishes! They’re unlike anything you’ve tasted before: tender, mild, and almost sweet. They’re perfect alongside salmon, or as a counterpoint to a rich pasta like lasagna. While you might associate radishes with spring recipes: they’re available year round! So you can pull out this magic trick anytime.
Want a condiment that brings a zing to any recipe? Enter: quick pickled radishes! This is what to do with that bunch of radishes in your refrigerator. Thinly slice them and throw them in a jar with vinegar, salt, and sugar, then let the ingredients do the hard part! All you have to do is wait 1 hour; no canning equipment needed. They liven up any meal, from sandwiches to tacos!
Here's another favorite radish recipe: radish chopped salad! The creamy blue cheese dressing perfectly complements the spicy radishes, and the flavors all meld together perfectly. They're served over a mix of chopped green cabbage and crunchy romaine lettuce, then topped with blue cheese crumbles. It's a fabulous compliment to any type of main dish!
One of the simplest radish recipes? Radish toast! Here's what to do: spread a piece of toast with cream cheese or labneh (yogurt cheese you can make at home). Top the toast with sliced radishes, chopped chives and a sprinkle of sea salt. It's so easy and works for lunch or a spring brunch.
OK, we lied: this radish recipe is even easier! Here’s a traditional elegant French snack: radishes with butter and salt. Use the highest quality butter to make the radishes shine! The balance of the creamy butter, peppery radish, and hint of sea salt are the epitome of simple elegance. No wonder the French have been eating it for years!
One of the most popular ways to serve radishes: raw on a veggie tray! And let us just say: we love that too. Here's our recipe for a healthy version of ranch dip: using Greek yogurt and a few spices. No spice packet filled with preservatives here! It's got all whole food ingredients: shallot, garlic powder, and dill. That's it! A few other ranch options we love: Healthy Ranch Dressing or Vegan Ranch Dressing.
Can you make salsa with…radishes? Absolutely! Slice up some radishes and combine them with lime juice, cilantro, green onion and jalapeño pepper. It all combines into a zingy radish salsa recipe that's perfect for topping tacos! Try this on Refried Bean Tacos or Quick Shrimp Tacos.
Next up: radish recipes where radishes play a key supporting role! Radishes are not only lovely in green salads, they make the perfect crunch in grain or lentil salads. This fresh and healthy lentil salad is Mediterranean-style, mixed with fresh veggies, feta cheese and pistachios. It’s a delicious way to add protein to a meal with a side dish.
Here's a loose take on bibimbap: starring pickled radishes as a garnish! Bibimbap is a Korean rice bowl full of pickled vegetables, savory sauce, and a runny egg, all stirred together into delicious savory goodness. This quinoa bowl is an interpretation of the original flavors, using green beans, tangy quick pickled carrots and radishes, and topping it all off with a sauce made with gochujang, Korean chili paste.
Last but not least in our radish recipes: this purple potato salad! Thinly sliced radishes add big flavor to creamy salads like potato salad and egg salad. Here they provide the perfect color contrast to purple potatoes! These vibrant veggies are becoming easier to find in mainstream grocery stores: or look for them at your local farmers market. Or, just throw radishes into your favorite potato salad recipe! This No Mayo Potato Salad is ours.
Wash the radishes and trim off the greens, saving a few leaves for a garnish.
Cut the radishes lengthwise. Toss them in a bowl with the olive oil, finely grated garlic clove, kosher salt and pepper.
Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Place the radishes on top cut-side down and roast for 16 to 20 minutes until the largest radish is tender when pierced with a fork at the thickest point (exact time depends on the size of the radishes).
Very finely chop about 1 radish leaf into a garnish, and sprinkle over the top. Serve warm.