Yesterday, I was contemplating what to cook for my family this weekend. That’s how this roasted radish salad came to be! My kids love potatoes no matter how you prepare them, but potatoes are relatively high in calories and are quite starchy. I considered how I could make a potato dish a bit healthier and low carb. As I searched for inspiration, the idea of making the same potato recipe I usually make when roasting potatoes but substituting a more nutritious ingredient for the potatoes came to me. This is where radishes came to mind.
Radishes are common in my kitchen and meals in the spring. Some of my favorite ways to incorporate radishes are in salads like the Creamy Spring Radish & Cucumber Salad, Refreshing Radish Salad with Cucumber & Mint, and Simple & Crisp Radish, Corn, & Cucumber Salad. These salads are cold, so this warm salad recipe changes things up!
Health Benefits of Radishes
Radishes are available year-round in big grocery stores but could be found fresh at the farmers market during spring.
Radishes are an easy vegetable to grow and are filled with vitamin C. It is an excellent vitamin for rebuilding tissues and keeping bones & teeth healthy. One medium-sized radish supplies only one calorie compared to a medium-sized potato which is 160 calories. They are perfect for anyone on a low carb diet or keto diet; with 0mg cholesterol, and 1gram of fiber in a medium-sized radish.
Roasted Radishes FAQ
Can I substitute butter for olive oil? You can substitute olive oil instead of butter in this radish recipe.
How to store radishes? Chop off the ends and rinse the radishes. Place in an airtight container in the fridge until ready to prepare or eat.
Can I use fresh thyme instead of dried? Yes, chop it very fine.
What can I substitute thyme for? Thyme can be substituted with dried or fresh rosemary, dried or fresh oregano.
Can fresh garlic be substituted for garlic powder? No, the flavor will be completely different.
Basic Ingredients to roast this spring root vegetable
Sea salt and ground black pepper
Fresh herbs: dried thyme and fresh garlic
Basic steps to Roast Radishes
Simple and Low Carb Roasted Radishes Recipe
- 450 g radish stems trimmed and cut into quarters
- 1 Tbsp butter unsalted
- 1/4 tsp salt or to taste
- ¼ tsp dried thyme
- 1/4 tsp black ground pepper or to taste
- 2 large garlic cloves minced
- Preheat the oven to 425℉.
- Wash the radishes, trim the ends and cut each one in half. Place in a medium bowl.
- Add melted butter, dried thyme, minced garlic, salt, and pepper. Toss to spread the spices over the radishes.
- Spread in a single layer in a 9×13 inch baking dish.
- Roast for about 30 to 35 minutes.
- Sprinkle with more salt to taste. If needed