These crispy, colorful, bite-size roasted radishes are great as a snack or side! Bonus, they’re super simple to make and a great way to incorporate veggies into your meals.
What Are Radishes?
Radishes are root vegetables that definitely pack a punch in flavor when you eat them raw. They’re peppery and almost spicy, but mellow out into a sweet and toned-down heat when cooked or roasted. Plus they come in a variety of beautiful colors ranging from bright red, purple, and white.
In Mexican food, you’ll most likely see radishes as a garnish for different meals like posole, sopes, or even pickled with jalapenos and carrots. You can easily add radishes to my pickled jalapeno recipe.
How To Roast Radishes
I’m a huge fan of easy oven recipes, and this one is definitely no exception.
- To make these roasted radishes, you toss them in a large bowl with olive oil, salt, cumin, and garlic until they’re fully coated.
- Place them on a lined baking sheet cut side down and not overlapping. This helps each individual radish get nice and crispy and helps them cook evenly.
- Place them in the oven for 40 minutes at 425℉, flipping halfway through.
- When they’re finished, toss them in a bowl with lime juice, chopped cilantro, and cotija cheese for even more great flavor!
Are Roasted Radishes Healthy?
Yes! When roasted, radishes actually have a texture very similar to roasted potatoes making them a great low-carb substitution.
Radishes are also naturally low carb, gluten-free, and paleo friendly!
Recipe Tips and variations
- To help each individual radish get nice and crispy on the outside, yet tender on the inside, I recommend arranging them on baking sheet cut side down and not overlapping. This will also help them cook evenly.
- This recipe uses lime juice, cilantro, and cotija cheese as a topping, but you could use lemon juice, parsley, and some feta cheese instead for a different flavor twist.
Storing Roasted Radishes
- To store, refrigerate them in an airtight container for 3-5 days.
- To freeze, freeze them in a freezer bag or container for up to 3 months.
- To reheat, heat them in a pan or skillet over medium-high heat with a drizzle of oil to help keep some of the crispness.
What To Serve With Roasted Radishes
They also get a tender pillowy center and crispy edges, perfect for snacking or sides. Pair them with these recipes for easy and healthy meals:
- Mexican Cauliflower Rice
- Easy Chicken Tostadas
- Cheesy Baked Salsa Chicken
- Easy Sheet Pan Steak Fajitas
- 2 pounds radishes, rinsed, stems removed, and halved
- 1.5 tablespoons olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt, plus more to taste
- 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin
- 1 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1 lime, juiced
- 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro
- 1 tablespoon Cotija cheese (or Feta cheese)
- Preheat the oven to 425°F. Line a large baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
- Add the radishes, olive oil, salt, cumin, and garlic to a medium bowl. Toss together to fully coat.
- Transfer the radishes to the prepared baking sheet and place the radishes cut side down and not touching one another.
- Bake for 40 minutes, flipping halfway through.
- Remove them from the oven and toss with lime juice. Sprinkle with cilantro and cotija cheese. Serve.
- Don’t have cotija cheese? You can use crumbled feta instead.
- Don’t have lime juice? You can use lemon juice instead.
- Don’t have cilantro? You can use parsley instead.