Roasting radishes takes away their spicy bite and transforms them into something deliciously tender, mellow, and a little sweet! Then they're topped with a salty, crunchy, umami packed topping made from nutritional yeast and walnuts that completely elevates this easy side dish.
What better way to welcome Spring than with shades of purple, pink, and red from fresh radishes! Maybe you’ve picked some up from the market, or picked them from your garden and are looking for a new and exciting way to eat them. And this recipe is it.
If you don’t love the sharp, peppery bite of raw radishes, roasting them is the answer, a technique that mellows them out and brings out their natural sweetness. Then they’re elevated in probably one of the easiest, most delicious lifts ever: showering them with a cheesy, salty, nutty topping made from nutritional yeast, chopped walnuts, and fresh basil (or parsley).
I nearly ate the whole plate in one sitting. Such a good blend of flavors and textures that make a person love eating vegetables.
Tender, mild radishes with umami packed nutritional yeast, (one of my favorite ingredients that’s often overlooked!) is a match made in heaven.
The recipe comes from Desiree Nielsen’s newest cookbook, Good for Your Gut, which has earned a permanent spot on my cookbook shelf. It’s incredibly educational in addition to the 90 delicious and inventive recipes, without being fussy or calling for hard to find ingredients. Regardless of your gut health, Desiree (who is a verrrrry smart registered dietician and one of the only ones I trust) shares thought-provoking, practical information that is backed by science to simply nourish yourself better.
What Do Roasted Radishes Taste Like?
You may not like raw radishes because they can have a spicy bite. But roasting radishes may change your mind about them, transforming them into something more tender, mellow, and almost sweet.
If your radishes have the greens attached, cut them off right at where the radish begins. (You can save radish greens and saute them!) Wash radishes thoroughly to remove dirt.
Depending on how big your radishes are, cut them in half or quarters, vertically.
Toss with olive oil and salt. Place cut side down on parchment lined baking sheet. This will help them brown.
Roast for 15 to 19 minutes at 450 degrees F, until radishes are fork tender. Enjoy on their own or with the yummy walnut and nutritional yeast crumble in this recipe.
How Long to Roast Radishes:
If you’re looking for a quick cooking vegetable, radishes are a superb choice because they have very thin skin and a good amount of water. They like high heat; 450 degrees F, and are done in about 15-20 minutes depending on how large your radishes are.
Roasting radishes takes away their spicy bite and transforms them into something deliciously tender, mellow, and a little sweet. This easy recipe is a show stopper, complete with a salty, crunchy topping made from nutritional yeast and walnuts that completely elevates this side dish.