Radish harvest!

Radishes grow best in full sun and are in season from April to June. There are many different varieties of radishes but these are just regular red radishes.  found the white variety to be kind of woody.

These tasty veggies  are rich in ascorbic acid, folic acid, and potassium. They are a food source of vitamin B6. Riboflavin, magnesium, copper and calcium. One cup of sliced red radishes provides about 20 calories.

What do you do with radishes??

Great question! Most people have only chopped them up in a salad or eaten them raw. I prefer them cooked. I sauté them in butter until they are soft. This softens their flavor and I think they make a nice side dish.


Roasted radishes with fresh broccoli and steak


you can also sauté the leaves along with  the radishes if you would like, they are edible. Doing this adds color to your plate and also provides more nutrition to your meal.

You can also pickle them in your refrigerator without any special equipment, and they are delicious!!  radishes are pretty cheap at the grocery store if you do not want to grow them.

Pickled radishes

10 red radishes, trimmed, unpeeled, quartered

  • 1-2 garlic cloves
  • 1 teaspoon whole black peppercorns
  • 2 cups distilled white vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar

Combine first 3 ingredients in a clean 1 quart glass jar. Add vinegar, salt, and sugar. Cover; shake until sugar and salt begin to dissolve. Refrigerate for at least 3 days, shaking once a day. DO AHEAD: Can be made 1 month ahead. (The flavor mellows the longer the mixture pickles.) Keep chilled.

I hope you try adding more radishes in your diet, you can steam them, pickle them, grill them, bake them, pickle them or just eat them raw!

It’s good for you !

2 thoughts on “Radishes

  1. I never considered sauteeing radishes! I have to try this now. I’m always looking for more vegetables to incorporate into my diet, but also ways of cooking them. That’s my issue. I’m not a terrible cook, but I actually just don’t have that knack for being like oh this might be good cooked this way! I am killer at following a recipe though, haha. I’m glad I found your blog!

    P.S. Radishes are nostalgic for me ever since I was a kid. Watch this and the 3rd and 4th part, or the whole thing whatever lol https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_mttxfNhi0Y

  2. hi!! thanks for leaving a message! my first real one! yes, cut the ends off and just slice them and sauté them in some butter – just stir them around on medium heat so you don’t burn the butter.. or add a little olive oil .. their color will fade and cook them until they are soft, I think they are delicious! Give it a try and let me know what you think!

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