We’re all used to the crunchy, peppery addition of radishes to our salads. But have you ever roasted them? If not, prepare to be amazed!
Once you taste roasted radishes, you’ll never want to eat them another way—I promise. These veggies turn into silky, creamy delights. They’re scrumptious when simply roasted in olive oil, salt, and pepper alone—but I’ve paired them with a sweet, tart, butter. I think you can anticipate no leftovers!
Besides being beautiful to look at, radishes are an excellent source of antioxidants, electrolytes, minerals, vitamins, and dietary fiber. Like other cruciferous vegetables, radishes contains an antioxidant compound called sulforaphane, which has a proven role against prostate, breast, colon, and ovarian cancers. Radishes also boast large doses of vitamin C, which promotes skin health and slows aging. This nutrient stimulates collagen formation and neutralizes oxidative stress, protecting your skin from UV radiation and free radicals. Lots of power in one tiny veggie!
This recipe has the most delicious melted butter sauce. In fact, when I make this recipe, I leave the radishes in the bowl of chive honey butter and eat them with a spoon—almost like cereal—in order to ensure I can slurp up that melted goodness with each bite!
2 bunches of radishes, greens and tips trimmed off, cut in half lengthwise (or quartered for bigger radishes)
Salt and pepper
1 Tablespoon melted butter
2 teaspoons dijon or whole grain mustard
1.5 teaspoons honey
2-3 Tablespoons chives
1 Tablespoon lemon juice
Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line baking sheet with parchment paper. (*Tip: crumple up your parchment paper and then re-spread it out on sheet. This will make it more pliable!)
Toss radishes in olive oil, salt, and pepper. Arrange evenly on baking sheet and roast for 35-40 minutes, flipping halfway through.
While radishes are roasting, combine butter, mustard, honey, lemon juice, chives, salt, and pepper in large bowl.
Remove radishes from oven and toss in bowl of honey chive butter. Enjoy!
*Recipe inspired by Noming Thru Life