Radishes are an acquired spicy taste but are quite healthy for you. Hubs love them– especially the the black radishes. This year I decided to grow Daikon radishes as well as Hub’s beloved black radishes. But the root is not the only star in the game. The leaves as well as the beans pods are amazing. (If you let the plant flower, it produces bean pods.) So, are you ready to eat some radishes? Listed below are some recipes that you can use to cook all parts of the radish.
Just an FY, when you cook radishes, their spicy demeanor fades away. They become mellow and sweet. In fact, they are a great substitute for potatoes.
Radish Health Benefits
Before I get to the recipes, let’s talk about the health benefits of eating radishes.
- They are low calories.
- Radishes are high in Vitamin C. A half of cup of radish equal 14% of the recommended daily intake. “Vitamin C works in the body to rebuild tissues, blood vessels and maintain bones and teeth.”
- They are high in potassium.
- They may slow down or stop the growth of different kinds of cancer. Radishes contain sulforaphane and indole-3, which in animal and lab studies have anti-cancer properties. (See here for one of the studies.)
- Radishes are acceptable vegetables to eat for those individuals following a low FODMAP diet.
- A study in the Journal of Biomedicine and Biotechnology shows that the juice of the black radish root “has properties against cholesterol gallstones and for decreasing serum lipids levels.” The authors of the study encouraged further testing.
- Another study revealed the Daikon radish micro-greens had the highest level of Vitamin E when comparing 25 different micro-greens.
Radish Root Recipes:
So, are you ready to dig into some scrumptious radish dishes? I thought so. Here are some recipes for you to use.
1. Radish Soup (gluten free, nightshade free, low carb) via Simply Healthy Home.
2. Radish and Leek soup via Raising Generation Nourished. (AIP/Paleo/Vegetarian)
2. Spring in a Bowl: A Vegetable Stir Fry Using the Freshest Ingredients via Raising Generation Nourished.
3. Too many radishes? Dehydrate them via It’s a Love Love Thing. Danielle suggests you can grind them up into powder and then add them to your veggie powder!
4. Lacto-fermented Radishes with Garlic and Dill via Fearless Eating.
5. Dainty Radish Pizza via Farm Fresh Feasts. (Vegetarian)
6. Radish Sandwich Spread via Farm Fresh Feasts (Vegetarian)
7. Humble Radish Sandwich via Farm Fresh Feasts (Vegetarian.)
8. Hoison-Roasted Radish via Farm Fresh Feasts (Vegetarian.)
9. Daikon spring rolls by jarOhoney. (Raw, Vegan)
10. Strawberry and Radish Antioxidant Salad via Healthy Healthnut. (Vegetarian)
12. Healing Black Radish Root Kim Chee via Keep the Beet. (Healing lacto fermentation recipe. Vegan)
13. Fresh Cucumber & Radish Salad via Reformation Acres (Vegan, Raw)
14. Roasted Radishes with Dukkah Dip via the the Guardian. (Vegan)
15. Kimchi Recipe Demystified via ecokaren. Her original recipe uses cabbage. However, Karen advised to half her kimchi recipe and use 8 cups of radish instead of cabbage . (Vegan)
16. Simple Radish Salad via Mindfully Frugal Mom (Vegan)
17. Roasted Beet and Cucumber Salad via Eat Drink Better. (Vegan)
18. Pickled Daikon and Avocado Salad via Glue and Glitter. (Vegan)
Radish Leaves Recipes
1. Radish Leaf Pesto via Attainable Sustainable.
2. Sub the green in this roasted broccoli leaf recipe for radish leaves. (Vegan)
Radish Bean Pod Recipes
1. Mixed green salad with hard-boiled eggs and radish pods via LA Times. (Vegetarian)
2. Sweet Corn and Mogri Salad – Zero Oil Salad via Tarladalal. (Vegetarian)
3. Pickled Radish Pods via Gnowfglins. (Vegan.)
Fall gardening is right around the corner. It isn’t too late to consider growing them. Be sure to check out my favorite heirloom companies HERE.
Join the Conversation:
How do you like cooking or eating radish?