Roasted radishes—yes, it’s a thing. And yes, they taste like tiny baked potatoes. In my opinion, most raw radishes are too peppery. But roasting radishes brings out their natural sweetness, leaving them much more mild in flavor. It neutralizes their sharp bite! Like most roasted veggies, you only need a few ingredients. Once baked, enjoy them in a salad, alongside protein, toss them into pasta, or dip them into a combination of yogurt, olive oil, and herbs. These roasted keto radishes are great for balancing blood sugar while taking advantage of spring’s bountiful harvest.
HOW TO EAT SEASONALLY IN THE SPRING
Hello, leafy greens, cilantro, radishes, asparagus, rhubarb, and more. Spring eating never tasted so good. A few tips as you transition into spring eating:
GO WITH THE EBB AND FLOW
No matter where you live, spring’s arrival is typically sporadic. A few days of warm spring air may be followed by a week of cold winter weather. In the early transition from winter to spring weather, follow the natural desire and to eat warmer soups and stews, root veggies and heavier foods during the cold spells, and switch to spinach salads and lighter fare like veggie broth soups and cooked veggies during the days of spring weather.
FOCUS ON TRANSITIONAL FOODS
The best way to create a grocery list for the winter-spring transition is to cross reference these two grocery lists. Any foods that are on both of those lists make great transitional foods. Variety is the spice of life.
COOK YOUR GREENS
Not accustomed to eating many greens? Cook them! For greens like bok choy, spinach, kale, etc., either sauté or roast them. Just like fruit, whole vegetables have a lot of fiber. Once they’re cooked, the fiber will be partially broken down and easier to digest—this is helpful for vegetable-eating newbies.
what are radishes?
Radishes are a group of root vegetables with light-colored, crunchy flesh. Their skin color varies, and they often have a spicy, peppery taste. The radish is likely native to Southeast Asia or Central Asia. Today, radishes are grown all over the world. The red radish (also called the round radish or globe radish), is most common. However, it’s only one of the varieties. The daikon, or Japanese radish, is white and resembles a carrot or parsnip. The watermelon radish has a pale green skin and pink interior. The black, or Spanish radish, has a black skin.
Health benefits of radishes
Radishes are a good source of antioxidants—for example, they contain a good amount of vitamin C! They also contain other helpful compounds, known to regulate blood sugar levels. Eating radishes enhances your body’s natural ability to help to protect against insulin resistance. Radishes also contain coenzyme Q10, an antioxidant that helps block the formation of diabetes. Furthermore, radishes are known to help detox the liber and reduce the risk for heart disease. Their natural nitrates improve blood flow.
ingredients in roasted keto radishes
The star of the show! I’m using red radishes, but this recipe should work for any radish variety.
avocado oil spray
Avocado oil works well for roasting vegetables (given its high smoke point), but you can sub this for coconut oil.
Onion granules pair beautifully with the radishes, but you can sub this for garlic granules.
sea salt and black pepper
Simple, well-seasoned veggies always include sea salt and black pepper.
Any of the following: dollop plain yogurt, fresh herbs (i.e. dill, parsley, or cilantro), extra-virgin olive oil, and red chili flakes.
Roasted Keto Radishes with Yogurt and Herbs
- 1 pound fresh red radishes
- Avocado oil spray
- 2 teaspoons garlic granules
- Sea salt and black pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 425F.
- Wash radishes. Pat dry and remove radish greens. Cut in half.
- Place the radishes cut-side down on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
- Spray with avocado oil. Sprinkle with sea salt, black pepper, and onion granules.
- Bake for 10 minutes, flip each radish, then bake for another 10 minutes.
- They should be golden brown and easily pierced with a fork.
- Serve with fresh herbs, yogurt, olive oil, etc.
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