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“Buttery” Sautéed Radishes

What’s a radish? Radishes are under-appreciated root vegetables.  When raw, they have a sharp, earthy flavor.  Or as my sister would say, “they taste like dirt”.  So I guess I enjoy dirt flavor, because I love radishes.  I snack on them plain, add them to salads and often create entire side dishes using them.  If you crave crunchy snacks, radishes are a great guilt-free option. They are low in calories and have a decent serving of Vitamin C (about 18% of your DV per 3.5 oz.).  Here is a great recipe courtesy of my Mom.  These sautéed radishes taste like butter, despite there being no butter involved.

“Buttery” Sautéed Radishes


1 bag of fresh radishes (about 20-25)

2 tbsp. olive oil

2 garlic cloves, finely chopped

salt and pepper to taste



  1. Clean radishes. Trim ends and cut the larger ones into halves.
  2. In a medium pan, heat olive oil and garlic on low.
  3. Sauté radishes until tender and translucent (about 10-12 minutes)

Guten Appetit!



You can adjust the cook time to keep them crunchy or sauté them longer to soften.  Add lemon, spinach or red onion.


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