Crisp and sweet, radishes are one of the highlights of the spring season. These colorful, bright bulbs are more than just a garnish — they can be eaten raw, roasted, sautéed, pickled and more. Radishes are low in calories and a good source of vitamin C and fiber. They are part of the family of cruciferous veggies, which may have anti-cancer benefits. Munch away with these 7 rad radish recipes.
1. SAUTEED SWEET RADISHES | THE ENDLESS MEAL
Always a garnish never a side. Radishes are usually an afterthought when it comes to cooking. This recipe transforms radishes into a delectable side low in calories and a pretty accompaniment to any main course. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 77; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 3mg; Sodium: 152mg; Total Carbohydrate: 10g; Dietary Fiber: 0g; Sugars: 10g; Protein: 0g
2. CRISPY BEET & MOZZARELLA SALAD | GOOD HOUSEKEEPING
Your heart will skip a “beet” with this colorful salad. These vibrant roots are a good source of folate and dietary fiber, and this salad is filled with roasted beets, crisp cucumbers and radishes making a perfectly refreshing side salad for any dinner. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 130; Total Fat: 5g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 3g; Cholesterol: 16mg; Sodium: 205mg; Carbohydrate: 6g; Dietary Fiber: 2g; Sugar: 6g; Protein: 5g
3. CHOPPED ASIAN ZUCCHINI SALAD | IFOODREAL
Bright and colorful, this salad is a big bowl of crunchy goodness. Dressed in a toasted sesame dressing, this mix of zucchini, edamame, red cabbage, radishes, carrots and cucumbers makes a light and refreshing meal. Leftovers can be stored in mason jars for easy grab-and-go lunches. Recipe makes 10 servings at 1 2/3 cups each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 105; Total Fat: 4g; Saturated Fat: 1g; Monounsaturated Fat: 4g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 374mg; Carbohydrate: 14g; Dietary Fiber: 3g; Sugar: 8g; Protein: 6g
4. BLACK BEAN TACOS WITH RADISH SALSA & FETA | A COUPLE COOKS
Brighten your tacos with a tangy radish salsa. This refreshing radish salsa adds a spicy kick to the black bean and feta filling. These tasty tacos are quick to make and great way to share a meal with friends and family. Recipe makes 6 servings at 2 tacos each.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 272; Total Fat: 12g; Saturated Fat: 3g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium: 337mg; Carbohydrate: 33g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 8g
5. SPRING QUINOA BOWLS | LOVE AND LEMONS
Piled high with spring green veggies, these gorgeous bowls are filled with nutrients. Each quinoa bowl overflows with balsamic mushrooms, spinach, tofu, edamame and radishes. This plant-powered meal keeps you energized and full all day. Recipe makes 2 servings.
Nutrition (per serving without pesto): Calories: 362; Total Fat: 14g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 5g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 241mg; Carbohydrate: 42g; Dietary Fiber: 8g; Sugar: 3g; Protein: 19g
6. ASPARAGUS SALAD WITH LEMONY DRESSING | THE ROASTED ROOT
Bring out the simple flavor of asparagus with a lemon-parsley dressing. Serve this as a side salad along with your main course, or add hard-boiled eggs and avocado to enjoy as a light meal. Recipe makes 4 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 258; Total Fat: 20g; Saturated Fat: 4g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 10mg; Sodium: 435mg; Carbohydrate: 17g; Dietary Fiber: 7g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 10g
7. SAUTEED RADISHES & SCALLIONS WITH QUINOA | FOOD FITNESS FRESH AIR
Sautéed radishes add a whole new depth of flavor to this dish. Nutty quinoa and toasted walnuts are combined with the fragrant aroma of scallions. A squeeze of lemon adds brightness to this simple and flavor-filled dish. Recipe makes 2 servings.
Nutrition (per serving): Calories: 299; Total Fat: 16g; Saturated Fat: 2g; Monounsaturated Fat: 6g; Cholesterol: 0mg; Sodium: 248mg; Carbohydrate: 32g; Dietary Fiber: 9g; Sugar: 5g; Protein: 9g