Roasted Radishes with Nutritional Yeast Crunch

Last updated: May 24, 2022
5 from 2 votes
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.
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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.

And if you’re looking for another tasty way to use nutritional yeast, try my 5-Minute Vegan Salad Dressing.

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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.

They’re absolutely delicious. And a great side dish in the spring and summer months for Rotisserie Chicken on the Grill and Marinara Baked Eggplant.

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How To Roast Radishes:

  1. 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.
  2. Depending on how big your radishes are, cut them in half or quarters, vertically.
  3. Toss with olive oil and salt. Place cut side down on parchment lined baking sheet. This will help them brown.
  4. 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.

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Easy Roasted Radishes with Nutritional Yeast Crunch

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 topping made from nutritional yeast and walnuts that completely elevates this easy side dish.
5 from 2 votes
Prep Time :10 minutes
Cook Time :20 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
Author: Amanda Paa

SCALE:

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches of radishes 15-20 radishes, trimmed and cut in half
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • freshly cracked black pepper

Nutritional Yeast Crunch

  • 1/4 cup roasted walnuts, finely chopped
  • 1 tablespoon nutritional yeast
  • 1 tablespoon sliced basil or parsley
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon onion powder

Instructions 

  • Preheat oven to 450 degrees F. Line rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper. Toss cut radishes with olive oil and salt. Spread onto pan, cut side down. (This helps them brown.)
  • Roast for 16-18 minutes, until soft and fork tender.
  • Meanwhile, mix all ingredients for nutritional yeast crunch together in a small bowl.
  • When radishes come out of the oven, put them in bowl or on a plate while they are warm and sprinkle liberally with the nutritional yeast mixture. Serve warm or at room temperature.

Notes

Reprinted with permission from the Good for Your Gut cookbook.

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May 24, 2022

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3 comments

  1. 5 stars
    i always loved roasted radishes, but OMG. this recipe is amazing. i may or may not have licked my plate clean 😳