15 Radish Recipes to Prepare for a Snack, Salad, or Main Dish

Here are the best radish recipes that show you how to eat radishes raw, roasted, or pickled.

Photo: Carson Downing

One of the easiest and fastest-growing vegetable plants that you can grow are radishes. Some varieties are ready to eat in as little as three weeks when planted from seed, so it’s no wonder that radishes are readily available in grocery stores. No matter if you grow or buy them, radishes are delicious when eaten raw or roasted. Slicing them into salads, eating them whole as a snack, or roasting them with your favorite vegetables are just some of the ways to prepare radishes. Here are 15 recipes that show you the best ingredients that go with radishes.

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Roasted Radishes with Chive Vinaigrette

Roasted Radishes Chive Vinaigrette
Bob Stefko

The simplicity of this dish is going to make it your go-to roasted radish recipe. Just roast the veggies on a sheet pan and toss them in the vinaigrette mixture. The sweet vinaigrette complements the peppery bite of the fresh radishes. Use red, pink, or purple radishes to add a depth of color to this dish.

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Hasselback Radishes


Add extra flair to your radishes with the same slicing technique used to make hasselback potatoes. Slice radishes almost all the way through in thin, even layers so you can stuff them with herbed cheese or roast them in a sesame-ginger glaze. Serve these seasoned radishes as a snack or an appetizer for tailgates and parties.

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Pulled Pork Gyros with Dilled Radish Tzatziki

Pulled Pork Gyros with Dilled Radish Tzatziki
Carson Downing

Shredded radishes give this recipe’s tzatziki sauce an added peppery zip. Plus, you’ve got options—cook the pork in a slow cooker or pressure cooker. Either way, you’ll learn how to make juicy pulled pork that’s served in pita bread with a fabulous yogurt-based sauce.

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Radish and Cucumber Salad

Radish and Cucumber Salad
Karla Conrad

This refreshing radish salad recipe is just what you need to cool down on a hot summer day. Serve it as a healthy summer side dish or simple snack. Slice the radish and cucumber slices super thin by using a mandoline or sharp knife.

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Mexican Fried Veggie Rice with Radishes and Avocado

mexican fried veggie rice with radishes and avocado
Brie Passano

Radishes provide the perfect peppery crunch atop this veggie fried rice bowl. You’re gonna love how easy it is to make riced vegetables and substitute them for regular rice to make this dish. The lightly seasoned chicken and vegetables makes this satisfying meal sing with flavor.

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Roasted Salmon with Radishes and Fennel

Roasted Salmon Radishes Fennel
Blaine Moats

Experience the sweet flavor combination of radish and fennel in this delicious roasted radish recipe. Just a drizzle of the citrusy vinaigrette adds a burst of bright flavor to the entire dish. Use watermelon radishes to bring an extra pop of color to your meal.

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Radish Salad Crostini

Jacob Fox

Toast a baguette, slather it with a cheesy herb spread, and top it with radish strips for a delicious appetizer. Use watermelon radishes to add a gorgeous, pink variation to your dish. A drizzle with oil and sprinkle of fresh tarragon makes the dish look like it came from a restaurant kitchen.

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Cucumber Radish Slaw

Cucumber-Radish Slaw
Andy Lyons

Thinly sliced radishes costar in this veggie-packed salad recipe. Fresh cucumber, radish, pepper, and green onion combine for an extraordinary crunch and display of vibrant color. Complete with a vinaigrette dressing, this simple slaw comes together in minutes and is great on burgers, hot dogs, and other cookout favorites.

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Chicken with Basil Sauce & Cucumber-Radish Salad

Chicken Basil Sauce Cucumber-Radish Salad
Andy Lyons

No need to look any further. This recipe has your main dish and side covered. Thinly sliced radishes and cucumbers complement seasoned chicken with a peppery crunch. Serve this recipe with the 3-ingredient basil sauce and you’re good to go.

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Sweet Potato Quesadillas with Cucumber Relish

Sweet Potato Quesadillas with Cucumber Relish
Blaine Moats

Slice up fresh radishes and add them to cucumbers and cilantro for a satisfying relish. To bring another flavor dimension to this recipe, serve the quesadillas with Greek yogurt sprinkled with paprika.

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Pickled Radishes

Sweet Riesling Pickled Radishes
Andy Lyons

Making a pickled radish recipe is easy with our step-by-step guide. Whether you want to top juicy burgers or add them to your charcuterie board, pickled radishes are a popular addition to summertime menus. If you want to preserve them for long-term storage, check out these tips for canning.

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Julienned Snow Peas, Celery and Radish Salad

Carson Downing

This salad is a work of art with its piles of fresh veggies that are cut to perfection. Thinly slice radishes using a mandolin or a sharp knife and artfully scatter them on top of the vegetables. Drizzled with an easy to make vinaigrette, this salad will be on your table in 20 minutes.

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Roasted Beet and Radish Salad with Sunflower Seed Turmeric Vinaigrette

Oval gray plate with mix of bets and greens with bowl of vinaigrette
Brie Passano

Roasting brings out the natural sweetness of radishes and beets in this Mediterranean dinner recipe. You’ll love how the spiced sunflower seeds give the entire salad beautiful texture. Don’t forget to add the creamy vinaigrette for a burst of color and flavor.

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Wheat Berry, Sugar Snap Pea, Radish, and Goat Cheese Salad

Sugar Snap Pea, Radish, and Goat Cheese Salad
Jason Donnelly

Radishes give this main dish salad recipe a beautiful color and crunchy texture. Wheat berries, whole unprocessed kernels of wheat, provide a nutty flavor and are combined with fresh veggies that are coated in a balsamic vinaigrette dressing. Crumbles of goat cheese top off this healthy meal.

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Strawberry-Radish Salad

Strawberry-Radish Salad

Looking for a salad that’s a bit out of the ordinary? This side dish salad recipe won’t disappoint with its radishes that add a crunchy texture to the entire dish. The sweet flavors of strawberries, oranges, lemon juice, and sugar combine with the peppery bite of the radishes to make a refreshing topping on a bed of greens that’s lightly seasoned with a lemon vinaigrette.

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