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
- Clean radishes. Trim ends and cut the larger ones into halves.
- In a medium pan, heat olive oil and garlic on low.
- Sauté radishes until tender and translucent (about 10-12 minutes)
You can adjust the cook time to keep them crunchy or sauté them longer to soften. Add lemon, spinach or red onion.