Roasted Radishes

$3.73 recipe / $0.93 serving
by Beth - Budget Bytes
4.75 from 4 votes
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Radishes are one of the most stunning vegetables, IMHO, with their scarlet red exterior and snow-white flesh. But aside from a few thin slices on a taco or salad, I never really enjoyed radishes until I tried them roasted. Roasted radishes have a completely different flavor from fresh radishes, and they’re such a simple and elegant side dish. So if you’re looking for something new to serve with dinner, put roasted radishes on your list!

overhead view of roasted radishes on the baking sheet.

Radishes are in season in the spring, so let’s take full advantage of this gorgeous vegetable while they’re fresh and inexpensive!

What do Roasted Radishes Taste Like?

Unlike the spicy bite of fresh radishes, roasted radishes have a mild, slightly sweet, and fairly neutral flavor. Imagine a slightly sweeter potato, with a smooth, soft, and dense texture. Because their flavor is subtle, they make a great blank slate for any flavors you’d like to add in the way of spices or dressing after roasting.

How to Season Roasted Radishes

I kept the seasoning for this recipe super simple with just salt, pepper, and some garlic powder to add depth. I also garnished with parsley, although that’s not really needed for flavor. But there are so many other ways you can season your roasted radishes.

You can add different spices and herbs before roasting. Try rosemary, lemon, steak seasoning, dill, or Italian seasoning. You can also top your roasted radishes with a dressing after they’re roasted. Try a light drizle of Italian dressing, a simple vinaigrette, or Lemon Tahini Dressing.

What to Serve with Roasted Radishes?

Roasted vegetables of any kind are my favorite side dish to serve with dinner because they’re mostly hands-off and they’re so simple that you don’t even really need a recipe. Because roasted radishes are so neutral in flavor, they’ll pair will with just about any dinner (and they’ll add a nice pop of color to your plate).

You could serve them with a simple pan-seared chicken breast and a side salad, serve them alongside a burger instead of fries, or pair them with roasted meat, like Brown Sugar Roasted Pork Loin.

Overhead view of a bowl full of roasted radishes.
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Roasted Radishes

4.75 from 4 votes
Roasted radishes are a simple, elegant, and eye-catching side dish with a mild, slightly sweet flavor. Easy and delicious!
Overhead view of a bowl full of roasted radishes.
Servings 4
Prep 10 mins
Cook 40 mins
Total 50 mins

Ingredients

  • 2 lbs. radishes ($3.38)
  • 1.5 Tbsp olive oil ($0.24)
  • 1/2 tsp salt ($0.02)
  • 1/4 tsp freshly cracked black pepper ($0.02)
  • 1/4 tsp garlic powder ($0.02)
  • 1 Tbsp chopped parsley (optional garnish) ($0.05)

Instructions 

  • Preheat the oven to 400ºF. Trim the stems or any extra long roots from the radishes. Rinse the radishes well in a colander.
  • Slice the radishes in half and place them on a large baking sheet (line the baking sheet with parchment paper for easy cleanup, if desired).
  • Drizzle the olive oil over the radishes, then add the salt, pepper, and garlic powder. Toss the radishes until they're coated in oil and seasoning.
  • Transfer the seasoned radishes to the oven and roast for about 40 minutes, or until they're golden brown and tender, stirring once halfway through. Total roasting time will depend on the size of your radishes.
  • Taste the radishes and adjust the salt or other seasonings to your liking. Top with fresh chopped parsley for garnish, if desired.

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Nutrition

Serving: 0.75cupCalories: 84kcalCarbohydrates: 8gProtein: 2gFat: 5gSodium: 380mgFiber: 4g
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close up side view of a bowl of roasted radishes.

How to Make Roasted Radishes – Step by Step Photos

Trimmed radishes in a colander.

Preheat the oven to 400ºF. While the oven is heating, prepare 2 lbs. radishes. Trim the stems and any extra long roots (if desired, they can be eaten). Wash the radishes well, removing any dirt or debris.

oil being drizzled over the radishes on a baking sheet.

Slice the radishes in half, then place them on a large baking sheet (line with parchment for easy cleanup, if desired). Drizzle 1.5 Tbsp olive oil over the radishes.

seasoned radishes on the baking sheet.

Season the radishes with ½ tsp salt, ¼ tsp freshly cracked pepper, and ¼ tsp garlic powder. Toss the radishes until they are coated in oil and seasoning.

roasted radishes on the sheet pan.

Roast the radishes in the preheated 400ºF oven for about 40 minutes, or until golden brown and tender, stirring once halfway through. The side of the radish facing down will have the most browning. Compare this photo (before stirring) to the one below (after one last stir).

Roasted radishes garnished with chopped parsley.

Give the radishes a taste and adjust the salt or other seasonings to your liking. Sprinkle chopped parsley over top for garnish, if desired.

overhead view of a bowl full of roasted radishes.

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  1. This was my first time roasting radishes! Not my favorite veggie because of the spiciness and density, but roasting them cuts both of those things for sure! I don’t know if it wasn’t enough flavor in this recipe or maybe radishes not being great all on their own without any other veggies to add more dimension, but it was a mediocre eating experience. I might try them with carrots, beets, etc sometime though!

  2. I had to google this vegetable to see if we have it in Spain. I will keep an eye open to see if I can find them to try this!

  3. Fabulous! A super healthy substitute for potatoes and a must for anyone watching carbs! I also plop them into my Instant Pot when I’m making Beef Stew. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Believe me, they were. Rather than drizzling the oil and seasonings over, I put all into a bag so i could shake and massage the radishes with the seasonings for a while . Cooked to perfection in just over 10-12 minutes. Look forward to your hot air fryer recipes, it is an awesome machine.

  5. Hi Beth, I could almost think that you can see what I have in my fridge – yes, 2 large packs of radishes, bought the other day when reduced. Who can resist a bargain? I know exactly what to do with them now. The only thing I will do differently is use my hot air fryer instead of the oven. Have you ever used one, I have never seen any of your recipes mention them.
    Will let you know how they turn out….

    1. I don’t have an air fryer yet, but I bet these would be great in one!

      1. Believe me, they were. Rather than drizzling the oil and seasonings over, I put all into a bag so i could shake and massage the radishes with the seasonings for a while . Cooked to perfection in just over 10-12 minutes. Look forward to your hot air fryer recipes, it is an awesome machine.

  6. My husband won’t eat raw radishes but doesn’t mind them roasted. They remind me of turnips only milder and sweeter. I’ve heard the greens are edible, would you have any ideas on how to prepare those.

    1. I use radish greens in salads, usually mixed with baby kale or spinach. I have also chopped them up and added to minestrone/vegetable soup.

    2. You can saute the greens with a little oil and garlic, they would be good mixed with the roasted radishes. I also mix them with other greens I’m sauteing.

    3. Radish greens make a great pesto. Blanch them first, though. I use walnuts instead of pine nuts.