Garlic Roasted Radishes are a unique yet delicious way to prepare radishes. Roasting brings out the sweetness that’s otherwise masked by the peppery kick that they’re known for. This is a must try recipe!
Last week, I received my first Community Support Agriculture (CSA) basket of the year from Little Willow Gardens, a beautiful garden located in a quaint, rural town known as Huntley, MN. We’re just getting into the prime of the garden growing season in Minnesota. Tables at the Farmers’ Markets are becoming more plentiful and full, backyard gardens are in full production and CSA baskets will continue to increase in veggie volume as weeks pass through the summer and early fall. I don’t know about you, but I love this time of year because…hallelujah – bring on the veggies!
The anticipation of finding out what’s in each week’s basket gets me all giddy, which is what inspired me to create the “What’s in Season” series. A way to share my excitement with you because we should all be excited about veggies. 😉 Each week, I’ll be choosing one ingredient from the basket to feature on the blog (or Dietitian Jessica will feature one item from her garden). We’ll include a few quick facts and a delicious recipe for you to try. Our hope is that this series will inspire you to try new foods or new ways to prepare foods and will also encourage you to support your local farmers and growers by hitting up your local Farmers’ Market!
What is a Community Supported Agriculture?
The definition by Local Harvest:
For over 25 years, Community Supported Agriculture (CSA) has become a popular way for consumers to buy local, seasonal food directly from a farmer.
Here are the basics: a farmer offers a certain number of “shares” to the public. Typically the share consists of a box of vegetables, but other farm products may be included. Interested consumers purchase a share (aka a “membership” or a “subscription”) and in return receive a box (bag, basket) of seasonal produce each week throughout the farming season.
This arrangement creates several rewards for both the farmer and the consumer.
CSAs are a great way to support local farmers and to try new veggies. Read more about CSAs here.
But now, let’s talk radishes!
Garlic Roasted Radishes are a fun and unique way to prepare radishes. If you haven’t tried roasting radishes, I recommend you give it a try – even if you don’t care for radishes, I think you’ll be pleasantly surprised. The garlic and butter (or ghee) adds such a nice flavor and roasting them settles down the peppery flavor and brings out their natural sweetness. Similar to roasted red potatoes, but less starchy and much lower in carbs. Oh and get this, one time, I added radishes instead of potatoes in a beef stew and my ‘non-veggie-loving’ husband didn’t even know!
Moving on…5 quick facts about radishes:
- Radishes are a root vegetable that come in several different colors, and are a cousin to cabbage.
- Very good source of disease-fighting and immune-boosting vitamin C.
- Contains antibacterial and antifungal properties.
- Contains a unique phytochemical called indoles which promotes detoxification.
- Contains powerful antioxidant/flavonoids that fight against cancer and aid in healthy liver & kidney function.
Using less than 5 ingredients, you can make this unique and healthy side dish.
Simply toss the radishes with butter (ghee), garlic, salt and pepper and roast in the oven. I like the radishes best when they’re nice and golden brown.
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Enjoy Garlic Roasted Radishes as a side dish or toss in a salad.
Garlic Roasted Radishes will make for a light and tasty low-carb, side dish to your favorite grilled meat. Add even more flavor by drizzling the radishes with your favorite ranch dressing. It’s quite delicious if you ask me! Another way to enjoy Garlic Roasted Radishes is by adding them to a salad along with sliced chicken, avocado, sliced almonds, green onions and tossed with a citrus vinaigrette. So good!
You must give this recipe a try! And when you do, don’t forget to report back and let us know what you think!
- 1 lb. radishes, ends trimmed and halved
- 1 Tbsp. melted ghee or butter (may sub coconut oil or avocado oil)
- 1/2 tsp. sea salt
- 1/4 tsp. pepper
- 2–3 garlic cloves, finely minced
- 1/4 tsp. dried parsley, dried chives or dried dill
- Preheat oven to 425℉.
- In a bowl, combine the radishes, melted ghee or butter, salt and pepper and toss until radishes are evenly coated. Save adding the minced garlic until just before the radishes are done roasting.
- Spread radishes out in a large 9×13 inch baking dish. Don’t over crowd.
- Bake for 20-25 minutes, tossing every 10 or so minutes. Add the minced garlic and dried parsley and bake for an additional 5 minutes or until radishes are golden brown and cooked through.
- Optional: Serve with a side of ranch for dipping or drizzling on top and garnish with parsley, dill or chives.
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- Serving Size: 1/4 of recipe
- Calories: 68
- Sugar: 2 g
- Sodium: 250 mg
- Fat: 6 g
- Carbohydrates: 4 g
- Fiber: 1 g
- Protein: 1 g
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Would love to hear, are you part of a CSA? If so, what’s your favorite part of being a member of a CSA?
Photo Credit: The photos in this blog post were taken by Jess of Plays Well with Butter.
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