Vidalia Roasted Radishes

http://greenlitebites.com/2010/05/24/vidalia-roasted-radishes/
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Tonight’s dinner was a success all around! Not only did I think that the experimental roasted radishes came out delicious but BOTH the husband and little guy liked them, no, LOVED them!

I’m telling you, the stars must be in perfect alignment. Little guy ate his whole plate without one single complaint. Not one. I nearly fell off my chair. These are the days that make me smile. We tried something new and ate a healthy home cooked meal. Mission completed!

As for the radishes, I really had no idea what I was doing. I heard someone talking abut roasted radishes and thought they sounded interesting. Raw radishes are very peppery. The husband and I like them like that but the little guy thinks they are “too spicey”. In contrast, roasted they come out soft and sweet. Perfect for young palettes and a wonderful twist for adults. The husband who really likes them raw had nothing but good things to say about them cooked. Frankly, I was shocked. Vidalia Roasted Radishes

  • 1 bag of radishes, like a quart size (mine total about 430 g)
  • 1 small vidalia onion (more or less to taste)
  • 2 tsp olive oil (8g)
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt

Preheat the oven to 425 degrees.

Cut the radishes in quarters.

Chop the onion.

Measure out 8g of olive oil in a medium sized bowl. Add the radishes, onion and salt. Toss to coast everything.

Pour radishes into a baking dish or cookie sheet lined with aluminum foil. Roast for 30-40 minutes until soft. Toss about every 10 minutes.

I served mine with broccoli and Pomegranate Pork which they went prfectly with!

Approx Nutritional Information per serving
Servings Amt per Serving
4 About a Cup
Calories Fat Fiber WWPs
65 2g 2g old: 1 new: 2
Sugar Sat Fat Carbs Protein
7g 0g 10g 6g
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  1. Angel Sims

    This recipe is pure genius. I love to eat radishes for a cold snack, but I have never even considered roasting them. Thanks for the eye opener! I can’t wait to try it!

  2. tj

    Another blogger told me to roast these a while back and I was skeptical- now I am definitely going to give them a try! Thanks for sharing & changing my mind! :)

  3. Christie

    I’m with the little guy on not really liking raw radishes. I really want to try them cooked now. Hopefully I can get my hubs on board too!

  4. tessler

    Another good way to enjoy cooked radishes is by slicing them thinly and evenly (food processor or salad shooter is excellent for this task) and sauteeing them in some EVOO until they are translucent and just browning.

    I HATED radishes until I tried them like this. Now I can’t get enough of them!!

  5. Jenny

    I just tried roasting radishes for the first time last week (on a whim!) and loved them! My new obsession!

  6. Ami

    This is fascinating! We don’t really like radishes raw, not more than a couple bites, anyway. But they’re so pretty and so easy to grow. I’m definitely getting some at the Farmer’s Market this weekend now!

  7. Kelly

    You know… I love radishes. I just never buy them and now I don’t know why. I guess its because they aren’t along my normal path that I take in the grocery store. This sounds too good to pass up, i bet a spritz of lemon juice would be heavenly on them too. *drool*
    I tried to grow my own radishes last year, I didn’t get a single one lol. Damn those birds, deer and rabbits!

  8. Erica

    I had to click on this from the pic on BTL! But it totally was not what I thought! I thought it was a plate of raw sushi fish! Ha ha! I guess I’m just craving some good sushi!

  9. Meghan

    Made these the other night. So good! Def will be added into the “go to” vegetable list. Only thing I added was a splash of balsamic vinegar. YUM!

  10. Amanda

    These were so good as a side dish for dinner! I only made a small batch for myself as my toddler already ate, but she ended up eating most of them off my plate! :) Next time I will be making a much bigger batch.

  11. Colleen

    I made this tonight and added a zucchini, a few baby carrots and a clove of garlic – it was SO delicious! I am going to make it again and again.

  12. Stephanie

    Thanks for posting…just got a bunch in my weekly co-op produce basket and wasnt sure what to do with them other than in my salads! Love all your recipes and ideas on GLB!

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