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7 Radish Recipes for a Farmer’s Market Favorite

March 25, 2024
Courtesy of Love and Lemons

If you frequent farmer’s markets, you’ve likely come across bundles of vibrant radishes. And you might already enjoy their crisp, peppery bite and the pop of color they add to salads. But they’re good for so much more. The humble radish — a cousin to kale, cabbage, broccoli, and cauliflower – is loaded with antioxidants that may help fend off the cell damage that can lead to several types of cancer. Plus, thanks to a host of creative radish recipes, you can enjoy them raw, or roast them, shred and turn them into hash, and more.

Cooking radishes brings out their sweetness and eases their pepperiness. And you can eat the leaves, too. So grab a bunch and start making the most of these tasty root veggies.

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1. Radish Hash Browns

Radish hash browns

Courtesy of Low Carb Yum

If you’re feeding anyone who’s reluctant to try radish recipes, we recommend this one. Hash browns are a crowd pleaser, and these are delicious and low carb thanks to the radishes. Simply shred them, mix with eggs, parmesan, and spices, and cook until crisp. Pro tip: The air fryer is a great way to cook these. 

Try this recipe from Low Carb Yum.

2. Mediterranean Tuna Salad with Radishes

Mediterranean tuna salad

Courtesy of The Mediterranean Dish

Radishes add a refreshing crunch and flavor to this Mediterranean-inspired tuna salad. It’s rich in protein and omega-3 fats, and super flavorful, with olives, tomatoes, and a tasty dressing.

Try this recipe from The Mediterranean Dish.

3. Spring Pasta with Radishes and Celery

Spring pasta with radishes

Courtesy of Forward Eats

Here’s a light, veggie-forward pasta dish that screams spring. Radishes, celery, and shallots, plus fresh herbs, a splash of white wine, and a sprinkle of Parmesan, make this a quick, nutritious meal that’s fuss free and ready in just a few minutes. 

Try this recipe from Forward Eats.

4. Radish Salad with Citrus Dressing

Radish salad

Courtesy of Love and Lemons

Usually they’re just a bit player, but in this salad, the radish is the star. Not only are radishes (both raw and roasted) the focus in the salad — which also includes beans, pine nuts, capers, and Parmesan — but radish greens are also pressed into serve as the base of a pesto that goes on top. Tossed with a zesty citrus dressing, it’s a perfect hearty side dish or light lunch option. 

Try this recipe from Love and Lemons.

5. Garlic Roasted Radishes

Garlic roasted radishes

Courtesy of The Real Food Dietitians

Roasting radishes mellows their sharpness, bringing out their sweetness and giving them a tender texture similar to potatoes. Serve these roasted radishes as a side to grilled or roasted fish, chicken, or meat — they’re delicious as is, or you can drizzle them with ranch or another dressing.

Try this recipe from The Real Food Dietitians.

6. Radish Greens Salad on Avocado Toast

Radish salad on avocado toast

Courtesy of Justine Snacks

We love radish recipes that utilize the greens as well as the radishes. First you toss the greens and the sliced radishes with a yogurt-based creamy lemon-herb dressing. Then you pile the salad on top of your favorite whole-grain or sourdough toast smeared with avocado. Dig into this nutrient-rich, super-flavorful toast for breakfast or lunch.

Try this recipe from Justine Snacks.

7. Fresh Radish Salsa

Radish salsa

Courtesy of The Live-In Kitchen

It’s not unusual to see sliced radish on top of tacos and other Mexican fare, so why not make a whole salsa out of them? Combine them with jalapeno, garlic, lime, and cilantro, and radishes make a crisp spicy salsa that’s perfect with chips, or spooned on top of your favorite dishes. 

Try this recipe from The Live-In Kitchen.

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