An easy and low carb alternative to potatoes, these Rosemary Roasted Radishes are a perfect paleo, vegan, and Whole30 approved side dish.
Do ever get inspired by the produce you see at the farmers market or store? It just calls out to you that you need to buy it. No? Maybe that is just me haha. Well I usually get that feeling when I frequent the farmers market or am strolling around the grocery store. There is just so much unique produce that I am curious to try and use. Most of the time I try to constrain myself (or Michael tells me no haha) so I don’t spend all of my money on food.
Well this past week at the farmers market I couldn’t help but pick up these local radishes. I never really was a huge fan of radishes, but I figured since they looked so pretty and might not be in season much longer, I should snag them. My dad loves them and eats them like candy. I have grown to like them, but this still aren’t my favorite.
I heard awhile awhile back that if you roast radishes they taste like potatoes. I like pretty much any veggie roasted so I figured why not five these a go. Add some lemon and fresh herbs and they can’t be too bad right? Well they turned out amazing! I couldn’t stop munching on them when I was taking pictures. I made Michael tried them when he got home and he approved! I believe his exact words were “interesting. these are pretty good”. I call that a win for me!
Roasted radishes are a great alternative for potatoes. They are a lot lower in carbs with only 3.5 grams per 100 grams of radishes. They are a great source of ascorbic acid, folic acid, and potassium and also provide a good source of vitamin B6, magnesium, calcium, riboflavin, and copper. Don’t waste the greens either! Sauté them up like you would spinach or kale and serve with breakfast or dinner.
- 3 bunches radishes, washed, cleaned, and quartered (about 600g)
- 1 tablespoon coconut oil, melted
- 2 teaspoons lemon juice
- 2 teaspoons fresh rosemary, roughly chopped
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper.
- In a large bowl add radishes, coconut oil, and salt and pepper. Mix well to combine. Place on baking sheet and roast for 35 minutes, stirring halfway through.
- Once done toss with lemon juice and rosemary. Enjoy!
Let me know!
Do you ever get random ingredients that you want to try?
Do you like radishes?