Our 15 Absolute Best Radish Recipes

updated Sep 21, 2023
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For years I skipped over radishes; they felt more like a garnish in green salads than a necessary component. Then I joined a CSA and was bombarded with radishes. I suddenly had to figure out what to do with them all, only to realize radishes have a whole lot of love to give. They’re crispy, peppery, and not only a colorful addition to so many dishes, but can also stand out all on their own.

While radishes are available year-round, to me, the first glimpse of pink bunches at the farmers market signifies the very start of spring eating and I happily bring their peppery bite to the table all throughout summer.

And as for what to do with a bunch of radishes? Well, there are so many ways to get your fill, some of which you might not have considered. They can be thinly sliced for salads, dipped in butter for a snack (add a sprinkle of flaky salt if you’re feeling fancy), or even roasted to bring out their hidden sweetness. And if you’ve never tried grilling radishes, make this the summer you change that — trust me. Here are 15 absolutely delicious ways to use up a bunch of radishes.

Radish Recipes

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Steamed and Raw Radish Salad with Kimchi and Sesame

This vibrant salad gets a serious boost from a kimchi dressing. It’s also hearty enough that it can be tossed a few hours ahead of time without wilting or getting soggy.

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Brown Butter Radishes

The natural bite that radishes deliver pairs perfectly with nutty brown butter, which is why this simple recipe really stands out. Cook them until their just crisp-tender to preserve their color and some of their crunchy texture.

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Radishes Braised with Shallots and Vinegar

This is the perfect side dish to make on a cooler spring evening, when you want something warm on your plate but still crave a taste of the season.

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Grilled Broccoli and Radish Salad with Garlicky Miso Dressing
Charred, crisp-tender grilled broccoli and radishes are tossed in a savory dressing made with a head of grilled garlic.
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Rozanne Gold's Perciatelli with French Breakfast Radishes, Bacon and Greens

Don’t skip the bacon here: It lends just the right amount of smokey flavor to the pasta and radishes and really ties the whole thing together. It’s a wonderful way to bring radishes to the center of your plate.

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Radish and Goat Cheese Farro Salad Bowl

While the arugula will wilt a bit, this is still a great make-ahead grain salad. It’s light yet satisfying and makes for perfect spring lunches all week long.

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Brown Butter and Tahini Dipped Radishes

Why snack on plain radishes when you can snack on ones that have been dipped in brown butter and tahini and rolled in sesame seeds? This recipe is a simple but special way to dress up the vegetable.

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Matt and Ted Lee's Radish Butter

It’s worth making a double batch of this radish butter. It keeps well in the fridge for a few days and makes the perfect snack when paired with crackers or raw veggies for dipping. Or swipe it on toast for breakfast or lunch.

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Roasted Radish and Herbed Ricotta Omelet

Radishes are an unexpected addition to your morning omelet that lend color and natural sweetness. Feel free to use any combination of soft herbs, such as basil, parsley, and cilantro, in the herbed ricotta.

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Radish and Turnip Hash with Green Garlic and Fried Eggs

Swap potatoes with a tender mix of sautéed radishes and turnips and the result is a lighter, spring-forward hash that’s sure to be a new favorite.

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Butter-Roasted Radish Dip

Inspired by radish butter, the textured spread that makes everything it touches more delicious, this dip builds on that with deeper flavors and creamier nuances. Roasting the radishes both mellows the spicy bite and concentrates their flavor (soaking up the butter in the process), in the most wonderful way.

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Snow Pea, Scallion and Radish Salad

This salad is the perfect example of a dish with minimal ingredients — just radishes, snow peas, and scallions in a light dressing — but manages to have flavor and flair. It's an elemental blend of spring vegetables and the easiest side dish for any meal.

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Asparagus and Radishes with Mint

This quick, easy side dish tosses asparagas and radishes together with a handful of mint. If these are the elves, then mint is the good fairy of spring, and deserves to appear as often as possible.

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Triple Pea Salad with Radishes and Cheddar Recipe
A creamy salad with fresh sweet peas, snow peas, snap peas, and radishes tossed with cheddar & bright dressing.
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