Chive Mustard Butter Roasted Radishes

Chive Mustard Butter Roasted Radishes – Enjoy radishes like never before with this simple and easy side. (Vegan & GF) | RECIPE at NomingthruLife.com

I have been in battle with my mom over radishes being hot (spicy) or not. I think she’s crazy and she thinks I’m just ridiculous. Granted, she always thinks of me like that, radish battle or not. Frankly, I’ve never had a hot radish. I’d like to meet one. Logan and I both like hot and spicy foods so we’d love radishes all the more if they were. Google says that there are different types of radishes (even the regular ole one’s we typically buy, can vary) and other aspects that impact the heat. But it’s possible this is a conspiracy theory, implemented by those looking for an excuse to not eat their vegetables. Because, like I said, I’ve NEVER had a hot radish.

Chive Mustard Butter Roasted Radishes – Enjoy radishes like never before with this simple and easy side. (Vegan & GF) | RECIPE at NomingthruLife.com

Chive Mustard Butter Roasted Radishes – Enjoy radishes like never before with this simple and easy side. (Vegan & GF) | RECIPE at NomingthruLife.com

Now you are probably going to tell me you have. Well chalk another one up for mom, but I still don’t believe you.

Roasted Radishes - Tossed in a mustard butter sauce with fresh chives. Enjoy radishes like never before with this simple and easy side. (Vegan & GF) | RECIPE at NomingthruLife.com

Roasted Radishes - Tossed in a mustard butter sauce with fresh chives. Enjoy radishes like never before with this simple and easy side. (Vegan & GF) | RECIPE at NomingthruLife.com

Radishes were never really my thing. Logan on the other hand, loves them. He would buy them by the bag full, cut them in half, salt them and just plop them in his mouth. That’s still a bit much for me. I came to enjoy radishes more recently in the last couple years, after putting slices on a salad one day. Logan looked at me unsure, in that I of all people could have confused a radish with some other substance that I actually did consume. I told him I hadn’t lost it, but that in fact I liked thinly sliced radishes, and found out later they are delish on sandwiches too.

Radishes are not crazy flavor’ers. But they have a great crunchy texture to add to dishes. All too often radishes are just sliced or chopped and eaten raw. So it’s about time we give them another purpose on this earth. So I give you… ROASTED radishes. Hey hey hey.

Chive Mustard Butter Roasted Radishes – Enjoy radishes like never before with this simple and easy side. (Vegan & GF) | RECIPE at NomingthruLife.com

As you would anytime you consume radishes, chop off the greens and scrub them (they were in the ground after all and seem to never come washed EVER from the grocery store). Then you cut them in half, toss them in a little olive oil and s&p. Then you roast. After roasting you can totally, and frankly I encourage it, eat them right then and there. They are soooooo good. They become soft and slightly caramelized and are delicious just as is. But naturally, I can never do something basic because basic has been done.

These caramelized little gems get slathered in a ground mustard chive butter sauce. *Faint*

Chive Mustard Butter Roasted Radishes – Enjoy radishes like never before with this simple and easy side. (Vegan & GF) | RECIPE at NomingthruLife.com

Oh, hello. Sorry, yes I’m still here. Picking myself up off the ground.

This dish is super simple yet, (how I like it) full of flavor. My only qualm is that I feel like I want to clear the grocery shelf of radishes, as I can never get enough. As is, you use two bundles of radishes, so about a pound worth, yet after cooking that pound seems so easy to consume all on your own. So if this is your first radish rodeo, make it as is… but I’m telling you, if you want to share this side you will have to be gifted at the art of sharing or you might be clearing the shelf next to me.

These go great with meaty veggie burgers, a whole grain, or as a general side for a large spread (I’m thinking thanksgiving (yes already)).

Chive Mustard Butter Roasted Radishes – Enjoy radishes like never before with this simple and easy side. (Vegan & GF) | RECIPE at NomingthruLife.com

Now, Google also says that if you find radishes to be spicy roasting them does reduce/neutralize their spice as it turns them slightly sweet. So if you are on ‘Team Mom’ and don’t like spicy, you should be a-okay with them cooked this way.

Some other great things to point out, radishes are cheap cheap, which is good if you are clearing the shelf like me. They are accessible year round, yahoo. And they are a great light alternative to other root veggies that are kind of heavy and starchy. These in fact are almost juicy when cooked.

Have I convinced you yet? Roasted radishes are the new wave (wo)man.

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Chive Mustard Butter Roasted Radishes – Enjoy radishes like never before with this simple and easy side. | RECIPE at NomingthruLife.com
Yield: 2-4 side servings

Ingredients:

  1. 2 bundles or 1 pound radishes, greens removed and halved
  2. 1 tablespoon olive oil
  3. salt & pepper
  4. 1 tablespoon butter (vegan, if desired)
  5. 1-2 teaspoons whole grain mustard
  6. 1 tablespoon finely chopped fresh chives

Directions:

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees and line a large baking sheet with parchment paper , set aside.
  • In a medium bowl toss halved radishes with olive oil and a sprinkle of both salt and pepper until evenly coated. Bake 30-40 minutes, tossing half way and cooking until radishes begin to become lightly golden in spots and are tender throughout. 
  • Five minutes before radishes are finished cooking, melt butter in a microwave safe container, for approximately 30-60 seconds. Whisk melted butter and mustard together until combined. Lightly stir in chives. 
  • Remove radishes from baking sheet, and place back into previously used medium bowl. Pour mustard mixture over radishes and toss until evenly coated. 
  • Serve immediately.

Notes:

Radishes cool quickly once out of the oven, so keep that in mind. You can also add a little sweetner (honey or brown rice syrup) to your mixture to give it a slight sweetness if you’d like, 1/2 teaspoon should do. If your radishes come with their greens still attached they can be used in pesto or soups (try google for some ideas) if you don’t want to just toss them.
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16 comments

    • Meg -

      I can never get enough of roasted veggies! If I don’t know what to eat, my brain usually goes… okay, what veggies can we roast, aha! Meal time :) Thanks for stopping by KC and keep on veggie’n on!

  1. Harriet Emily -

    Wow wow wow! This is one incredible recipe – I’ve never roasted radishes before. That’s such an amazing idea! These sound so tasty!! I have to agree with your mum though – I definitely had a hot/spicy radish once a few years ago, but I haven’t found many that taste hot since. Maybe only some of them are like it?!?!

    • Meg -

      Thanks so much Harriet! Roasted radishes are seriously the best new thing. They completely transform too it’s crazy. And you are not the first or the last to agree with my mom. After the post went up she polled Facebook. She’s that determined to convince me. But still haven’t had a spicy one even with everyone agreeing with her, so I don’t know… ;)

  2. Sina -

    This sounds amazing! I’ve never had hot radishes either, but I’m definitely going to try your recipe. :-) PS: I also enjoy cutting them in half and eating them with salt like Logan! :D

    • Meg -

      Haha, I will have to tell Logan he has a radish friend! And I finally have a radishes aren’t hot team member!!! So thanks for stopping by Sina! You’re the best!

    • Meg -

      I don’t know Consuelo, my mom’s team of hot radishes is looking pretty full… I think I’m just going to pretend I read your comment wrong and that you are on my side ;) But either way I do hope you make them… their slightly sweet flavor is such a wonderful surprise. Thanks Consuelo!

  3. Kari Peters -

    I’ve never tried roasting radishes before, but that looks really amazing! I hate to join in with your mom but I’ve had plenty of radishes with a bit of spice to them, usually they get a small amount of spice going on when they’re left to grow longer or during the hot months of the summer (my parents always had a late harvest of radishes from their garden and they’re almost always spicy).

    • Meg -

      Yeah, that’s what Google said Kari (about their growing conditions impacting their heat). So maybe it’s just where I’m at, we have a low heat population? Maybe? Let’s just say that’s the case ;) And definitely try roasting them Kari… it’s a whole new veggie!

  4. Ken -

    Meg,

    When you say return it to the previously used medium bowl do you mean reserve the drippings of the oil, salt, and pepper you used on the radishes or just reuse it so you don’t have to have two bowls?

    • Meg -

      Hi Ken, thanks for your question! To clarify, you simply just want to toss the radishes back into that first bowl, which you don’t need to clean out. The bowl will have a a very light coating of oil and s&p after it’s first use, which in turn will not impact the outcome of the dish, so why bother taking the time to clean it ;). Hope that helps to clarify. Please let me know if I can answer or clarify anything else for you. Thanks Ken!

  5. Anna @ empty sundays -

    I just got mine out of the oven and I can’t wait to give them a try with dinner tonight! I used olive oil in the mixture instead of butter, and I didn’t have chives so I threw in a little parsley and there may have been some garlic because garlic makes EVERYTHING just a little bit better! I had a try of the smallest few pieces and I’m honestly considering having dinner right now (at 3:30pm!!!) so that I don’t have to wait to eat the rest!

    • Meg -

      Hey you make do with that you have, and as I mentioned in the post these little guys are delish just as is roasted. So you can’t go wrong ;) I’m glad you snuck a bite, that was my exact first thought when I read how they were for dinner… I was like, oh I hope she snuck a bite. Haha and you did. My kind of gal. Hope they were just as delicious for dinner as they were at 3:30! Thanks so much for Anna! xo

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