This Roasted Radishes recipe has the healthy, spicy, root vegetable Purple daikon radishes, regular olive oil, Kosher salt, pepper, and cumin. You can keep it simple or season them with your favorite seasonings. This recipe is vegan and gluten-free. Full video recipe tutorial included with step-by-step photos.
Estimated reading time: 11 minutes
Hi Everyone, when I got these Purple Daikon Radishes from my organic CSA share box, I knew I had to have them roasted.
Anytime you have a bunch of radishes or need to use up radishes, roasting them is always a great way to cook them!
This would be a healthy, seasonal Thanksgiving or Holiday side dish to offer at your table.
If you have a picky eater that doesn’t like fresh radishes, having them roasted is good to try because this process takes the edge off that peppery taste.
Table of contents
- Roasted Radishes
- Why do I choose to use cumin in this recipe?
- Using Radishes for Meal Prep
- What does cooked radish taste like?
- What is a Purple daikon radish?
- Do you need to Peel a Purple Daikon Radish?
- How do you cook radishes in the oven?
- Organic CSA Share Boxes
Why do I choose to use cumin in this recipe?
It’s totally optional, you can make this Roasted Radishes recipe with just olive oil, Kosher salt and black pepper.
I choose cumin because it’s a warm spice, great for the Fall/Autumn season, but doesn’t compete with the natural, peppery flavor of the Daikon radish, it actually compliments it.
You can customize this Roasted Radishes recipe with any of your favorite spices. I think thyme leaves would be a great compliment as well to try.
If you try a different spice with this recipe, let me know in the comments at the end of the post, I would love to hear what you try!
Daikons are larger radishes, almost or about the size of a regular potato, so cutting them up and roasting them is a perfect way to utilize them.
Using Radishes for Meal Prep
Roasting radishes is a great way to meal prep them because you can do a lot on multiple rimmed baking sheets and then use them on salads, wraps/sandwiches and as a side with meals throughout the week.
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What does cooked radish taste like?
A fresh radish is crisp, sharp and peppery.
They are great in salads, charcuterie boards and crudité.
Roasting brings out the delicious flavor and has a tasty texture in any radish or root vegetable, for that matter.
The vegetable becomes soft inside and the flavor becomes less sharp and more palatable.
What is a Purple daikon radish?
According to Specialtyproduce.com:
Purple daikon radish has a typical root shape that is globular and tapers to a point.
This variety of daikon can be recognized by its bi-coloring which is a violet purple on its exterior and a bright white to pale violet on its interior.
Do you need to Peel a Purple Daikon Radish?
You do not need to peel Purple Daikon radishes, I did not peel them for this recipe.
You can peel the Purple Daikon Radishes, if you want.
How do you cook radishes in the oven?
I outline how to roast radishes in the oven in the recipe card below (at the end of the post) with step-by-step photos and directions.
Here are some step-by-step photos of how to make roasted radishes:
Organic CSA Share Boxes
You can check out some of the seasonal, local, organic, vegetables that we get in our Organic CSA Share Box post series for some veggie inspiration:
- Organic CSA Box Week 1
- Organic CSA Share Box Week 2
- Organic CSA Share Box Week 3
- Organic CSA Share Box Week 4
- Organic CSA Share Box Week 5
- Organic CSA Share Box Week 6
- Organic CSA Share Box Week 7
- Organic CSA Share Box Week 8
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- 1 1/2 pounds (1 bunch) Purple Daikon Radishes, clean, tops and tails cut, cut into 3/4 inch pieces
- 1-2 tablespoons regular olive oil (organic, if possible)
- 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt, or amount to taste
- 1/4 teaspoon fresh ground black pepper, or amount to taste, plus more for serving
- 1/4 teaspoon ground cumin
- Preheat the oven to 450°F. Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Prepare the Purple Daikon Radishes and add them to a medium-large mixing bowl.
- Add the olive oil, Kosher salt, fresh ground black pepper and cumin to the prepared radishes. Stir to combine.
- Lay the seasoned radish pieces on the prepared baking sheet; arrange them so that they are not touching.
- Bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden or desired crispness is reached. Serve and enjoy!
- You can also use regular red radishes, French radishes, watermelon radishes or another variety available.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 4 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 83Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 6gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 282mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 2gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g
Please note that the Calculated Nutrition is an estimate at best.