Simple Food: Roasted Radishes

August 31, 2012

These roasted radishes from Beloved Green are simple and delicious.  The lonesome radish often gets forgotten when we are considering what vegetable to eat.  They are absolutely wonderful raw in a salad or buried in a taco but when radishes are cooked, they completely transform. Their piquant flavor is tamed and they become mellow and slightly sweet.  Give roasted radishes a try and you just might be pleasantly surprised.

Roasted Radishes

Ingredients:

1 Bunch of radishes
2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp of ground pepper
1 tsp of sea salt
 
Directions:
 
Preheat the oven to 375°F. Clean the radishes and cut them in half, putting them and their leaves on the baking sheets. Take the olive oil and drizzle it over top of veggie. Take the pepper and sea salt and sprinkle over top. Get the hands ready and start mixing it up a bit to make sure all the surfaces are covered. The radishes also bake better if the cut side is placed down on the sheet.
 
Bake about a half hour (depends upon your oven, so the first time around you may want to check after about 20 min) until the radishes begin to get caramelized on the inside and outside. Pull them out and allow them to cool. Eat'em up radish, leaves, and all.

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