Prepare this easy Roasted Radishes Recipe, the perfect low-carb, keto-friendly, vegan, gluten-free side dish. Enjoy this low-carb substitute for roast potatoes with far fewer carbs.
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I have been experimenting with low carb keto-friendly substitutes for quite some time, some of my reader’s favorite ones are, Baked Jicama Fries, Turnip Fries, Zucchini Fries, and Butternut Squash Fries.
I love to cook with radishes because even though radishes are associated to spring vegetables, bunches of radishes can be found all year in supermarkets here in the USA.
Can You Roast Radishes?
Radishes are traditionally added raw to salads and they taste mildly sweet, pungent and spicy crunch in the end. You will be amazed that cooked radishes result in a mildly sweeter taste without the pungent and spicy flavor. Roasting radishes actually meld the flavors.
Radishes are related to broccoli, cabbage, cauliflower, kale, mustard and are members of the Brassicaceae family. Radish bulbs also called globes, can be as small as a grape and as large as a basketball. There are many varieties.
The most popular radish here in the USA is round with red skin and white flesh. Originally radishes were black, but other varieties are pink, grey, or even two-toned green and white.
They are a good source of vitamin B6, C, potassium, magnesium, copper, manganese, calcium, fiber, folate, and riboflavin. Radishes are natural diuretics, they purify the urinary tract system and kidneys. Studies contain detoxifying agents called indoles, these substances fight free radicals in the body. Read Pubmed.
1 cup red globe radishes nutritional value:
- Calories 24
- Protein 0.70 grams
- Carbohydrates 4 grams
- Dietary Fiber 2 grams
- Potassium 269.12 milligrams
- Folate 31.32 micrograms
What To Do With Radishes
Radishes are not only great eaten raw in salads but they can be eaten:
- Boiled in soups and stews
- Make radish chips
How To Prepare Radishes?
Radishes are usually sold in bunches, wash the bunches under cold running water, making sure to loosen debris that may be on the root or the leaves. Trims the leaves and the ends of the radish bulbs and reserve them to be steamed. Substitute radish leaves in my Jamaican Callaloo Recipe.
Cut the radish in halves and transfer to a bowl. Toss with olive oil, yeast flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika and salt to taste.
Transfer seasoned radishes in a single layer on a prepared baking sheet. Bake for 25-30 minutes in a pre-heated oven 425 degrees F. Turn halfway.
What To Eat With Roasted Radishes?
- Preheat oven 425 degrees F. Cut radishes in half. Toss with olive oil in a bowl. Add Nutritional yeast flakes, garlic powder, onion powder, paprika, salt to taste and toss to fully coat radish halves.
- Place radish halves on an oiled baking sheet in a single layer. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until crisp and tender. Garnish with chopped parsley and serve.