35 Radish Recipes to Add Zing to Your Life

This distinctly flavored root vegetable can be a challenge to cook with. We share over a month's worth of ways to use radish.

Miso Roasted Radishes and Vegetables on a Baking Sheet Lined With Parchment Paper

These easy yet delicious radish recipes feature the root vegetable roasted alongside main dishes, sautéed in pasta, and even quick-pickled to top nutty noodles. Crisp, peppery radishes add zing to any meal, whether sliced raw as a garnish, added to salads, tacos, or served as a side. Try cooking with this vegetable using one (or more) of our recipes and reap the many health benefits of radishes.

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Lemony Chopped Salad With Pita

Lemony Chopped Salad With Pita in a Large Serving Bowl
Victor Protasio

Even if you're not a salad person, it's hard not to fall in love with this colorful offering. Inside you'll find crispy roasted chickpeas, toasted pita bread croutons, and a jamboree of crunchy ingredients.

As you may have guessed, spicy radishes are among those crunchy superstars, as are refreshing cucumber slices. A zesty yet sweet lemon-honey dressing ties the whole thing together.

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Miso-Roasted Radishes

Miso Roasted Radishes and Vegetables on a Baking Sheet Lined With Parchment Paper
Greg DuPree

Easter Egg radishes star two ways in this simple sheet-pan recipe: They're roasted alongside shallots, then their edible tops are crisped up to perfection. Coated with umami-rich miso and apple cider vinegar, this is a wonderful recipe for gut health.

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Crispy Chicken With Roasted Radishes

Two Crispy Chicken Thighs With Roasted Radishes and Onions Served on a White Plate
Caitlin Bensel

For this chicken dinner, quartered red radishes are nestled next to bone-in thighs, onions, and garlic before a quick 15-minute roast in the oven. You get delicious, crispy chicken and veggies—all in one pan.

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Little Gems and Radishes With Ricotta Salata and Seeds

Little Gems and Radishes With Ricotta Salata and Seeds Served on a Plate With Two Drinks on the Side
Greg DuPree

Why opt for one type of radish when you can have them all? We love a mix of wild, black, breakfast, French, Easter, and watermelon radishes for this colorful radish salad.

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Spring Pasta Salad

Spring Pasta Salad With Radishes on a Plate With a Metal Fork for Eating
Caitlin Bensel

In this easy-to-make pasta salad recipe, peppery radishes and crisp sugar snap peas nestle up to casarecce—a twisted type of pasta that allows the delicious sauce to cling to its folds. In this case, the sauce is a honey-mustard vinaigrette spiked with shallot and lemon zest. Fresh mint and a sprinkle of salty ricotta salata complete the dish.

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Grapefruit, Beet, and Radish Salad

Grapefruit, Beet, and Radish Salad Served on a Large Circular Plate With a Serving Spoon
Greg DuPree

Trust us when we tell you this vibrant salad is as delicious as it looks. To make this dish, simply peel and cut a grapefruit before pairing it with sliced beets and assorted radishes, which deliver zesty and slightly sweet notes. Toss everything with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and you're all set.

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Soy-Glazed Salmon Sandwiches With Watercress

Two Soy-Glazed Salmon Sandwiches With Watercress, Served With Potato Chips
Jen Causey

While most burgers are topped with the requisite lettuce, tomato, and onion trio, these deliciously glazed salmon fillets are accompanied by a peppery radish watercress salad. What's more? The whole thing is sandwiched between pillowy brioche, making this a truly irresistible meal.

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Summer Tacos With Scallion-Peanut Relish

Summer Tacos With Scallion-Peanut Relish on a Serving Platter With Two Plates of Tacos for Eating
Jen Causey

This no-cook meal comes together in less than 30 minutes thanks to rotisserie chicken that you'll toss in a tasty sriracha-honey sauce, a flavorful peanut and herb relish, and a quick-pickled carrots and daikon radish mixture. The latter component gives this easy dish a crunch and helps balance out the spicy sauce.

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Radish Chicharrones

Radish Chicharrones on a Bed of Salsa Verde in a Large Plate With Wooden Serving Utensils on the Side
Victor Protasio

While radishes aren't always the star of a dish, they certainly shine here. This meat-free take on chicharrónes uses the root vegetable instead of pork skin.

Once the radishes are fried and smothered in a bright salsa verde made with tomatillos, fried onions, and spicy serrano chiles, you'll be hard-pressed to notice a difference between this version and the real deal.

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Pork Ramen Soup

Pork Ramen Soup With Radishes in a White Bowl With a Metal Spoon for Eating
José Picayo

Thin radish slices add a pop of color and a satisfying crunch to this bowl of homemade ramen. You'll find plenty of noodles, boneless pork chops, grated carrots, and fresh cilantro with a rich chicken broth.

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Korean-Style Lettuce Wraps

Korean-Style Lettuce Wraps With Kimchi, Radishes, and Carrots, Displayed on a Wooden Cutting Board
Jennifer Causey

The inspiration for this recipe is a Korean dish called Bo Ssam, which traditionally involves tender pork shoulder, an assortment of toppings, and lettuce leaves for rolling everything up. This version, which can serve a dozen, includes a whole pork roast and DIY wraps that diners can fill with kimchi and pickled carrot and radish slices.

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Pickled Radish-and-Cucumber Dip

Pickled Radish and Cucumber Dip in a Small Bowl With Naan Bread for Dipping, Displayed on a Wooden Cutting Board
Caitlin Bensel

Whip up this delectable dip in just 25 minutes by combining pickled radishes and cucumbers with thick Greek yogurt. The cumin oil drizzled on top adds another layer of flavor and richness, and if you let the dip sit for a few extra minutes, you'll notice that the pink hue of the radishes leaks into the mixture. The result is a party-friendly dish that's hard to forget.

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Avocado and Radish Toast

Avocado and Radish Toast recipe illustration, showing a slice of toast topped with avocado and radish slices and ingredients: 1 avocado, 3 sliced radishes, olive oil, 2 slices multigrain toast, and lemon juice
Emma Darvick

Radish slices liven up a standard slice of avocado toast. This easy-to-make brunch or snack is also made with a drizzle of olive oil and fresh lemon juice, which pairs well with the creaminess of the avocado spread. It's just one of our many avocado toast ideas.

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Quick Nutty Noodles

Quick Nutty Noodles With Radishes and Cucumbers, Served in a Large Bowl With a Metal Fork on the Side
Greg DuPree

Quick-pickle radishes in vinegar to make them extra tangy (and extra pink!) before adding them to this rich bowl of dressed soba noodles. You can put together this delicious vegan recipe in just 20 minutes for an easy dinner.

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Salad With Chicken and Crispy Farro

Salad With Chicken, Radishes, and Crispy Farro Served on a White Plate With a Metal Fork for Eating
Jennifer Causey

This easy chicken dish pairs shredded chicken and crispy farro with tender asparagus spears, peppery radish coins, and spicy baby arugula. Serve with a light red wine like pinot noir or a crisp, tart white like sauvignon blanc.

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Crab Rolls

A Single Crab Roll Served With Dill Pickles and Sweet Potato Chips on a Blue Plate
Marcus Nilsson

Add chopped radishes, celery, and apples to the crab mixture for lots of crunch and flavor. With a total cooking time of 15 minutes from start to finish, crab rolls are an easy lunch or dinner recipe.

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Spinach and Radish Salad With Feta

Spinach and Radish Salad With Feta Served on a White Plate

Bright watermelon radish slices, baby spinach, and crumbled feta cheese are the main components of this simple salad recipe, which is then topped with a vinaigrette of honey and fresh dill. You get the nutritional benefits of spinach and radishes and a quick meal.

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Herby Chicken Salad Tartines

Four Herby Chicken Salad Tartines Topped With Radish Slices, Displayed on a White Cutting Board With a Knife to the Side
Victor Protasio

Transform leftover rotisserie chicken into an open-faced sandwich by combining the meat with Dijon mustard for heat, apple cider vinegar for punch, celery seeds for savory depth, almonds for crunch, and fresh tarragon and chives for herbal balance. Pile the chicken salad on sourdough bread slices and top with thinly sliced radishes, and you've got lunch in 15 minutes.

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Fish Stick Tacos

Two Fish Stick Tacos Topped With Radishes and Red Cabbage and Served on a Round Plate With Lime Wedges
Caitlin Bensel

Elevate this childhood favorite by taking frozen fish sticks and making them the star of taco night. To assemble this taco recipe, add a crunchy cabbage slaw, silky sour cream, and a side of zingy hot sauce, and pile everything into a warm corn tortilla. Garnish the tacos with avocado, sliced radishes, and cilantro sprigs for a delicious dinner.

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Quesadillas Poblano

Quesadillas Poblano Cut in Quarters and Topped With Avocado and Radish Slices
Jen Causey

Add texture to these vegetable and cheese quesadillas by topping them with radish rounds tossed in lime juice. Sliced avocado adds some protein and creaminess to the easy 30-minute meal.

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Tilapia Tacos With Cucumber Relish

Two Tilapia Tacos With Cucumber Relish and Radishes Served on a White Plate With a Side of Sour Cream
Charles Masters

For a twist on traditional tacos, try these fish tacos. Each taco is filled with tilapia, fresh cucumber and radish relish, and plenty of rich sour cream. Squeeze some fresh lime juice over the tacos to add some zest before taking a bite.

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Smoked Sardine Toasts With Lemon Mayo and Fennel Salad

Three Smoked Sardine Toasts With Lemon Mayo and Fennel Salad Topped With Sliced Radishes, Displayed on a White Cutting Board With Half a Lemon
Greg DuPree

While an acquired taste for many, sardines provide many health benefits. If you like them, you should bookmark this recipe ASAP.

Each slice of multigrain toast is topped with a homemade lemony garlic mayo, sardine fillets, and a fresh fennel-radish salad. If you don't like sardines, use olive oil-packed tuna instead.

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Chicken and Avocado Rice Bowl

Chicken and Avocado Rice Bowl With Watermelon Radishes in a White Bowl
Greg DuPree

Watermelon radishes (available from late fall through spring) add a perfect pop of color to this grain bowl. Underneath you'll find chicken cutlets, avocado slices, and, of course, a hearty helping of white rice.

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Five-Spice Steak With Couscous

Five-Spice Steak With Couscous and Radishes Served on Two White Plates With Metal Utensils on the Side
Caitlin Bensel

This 30-minute meal features skirt steak seasoned with a blend of cinnamon, cloves, fennel seed, star anise, and Szechuan peppercorns. The meat rests on a bed of fluffy couscous and is topped with a refreshingly zippy herb salad studded with radishes and onion.

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Garlic Skirt Steak Tacos

Two Garlic Skirt Steak Tacos Topped With Radishes and Avocado Slices, Served on a Circular Gray Plate
Gentl & Hyers

To make these tacos, you'll start by quickly searing juicy skirt steak in a skillet and slicing it against the grain. Then, you'll sauté shredded Napa cabbage in the same pan to soak up some of the meat's savory juices and give the meal some sweetness and crunch. The finishing touch is a crispy, bright slaw of radishes and onion and, of course, a dollop of sour cream.

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Cheesy Chicken Nachos With Avocado and Radish

Cheesy Chicken Nachos With Avocado and Radish on a Baking Sheet
Greg DuPree

This quick chicken nachos recipe is the perfect party appetizer or easy dinner idea. While homemade nachos can be customized to your liking, this particular recipe uses rotisserie chicken, radishes, cotija cheese, avocado, and an optional jalapeño for added heat.

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Slow Cooker Chicken Mole Chili

Slow Cooker Chicken Mole Chili Topped With Radishes and Avocado Slices, Served in a White Bowl With a Metal Spoon on the Side for Eating
Antonis Achilleos

This tasty one-pot meal that cooks while you're away makes a comforting, hearty dinner. Topped with crispy radishes, avocado slices, and cilantro, you can add tortilla chips for extra crunch.

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Crispy Bacon and Egg Tacos

Four Crispy Bacon and Egg Tacos Topped With Radishes and Avocado, Served in Pairs of Two on Two Plates
Andrew Purcell

These easy tacos are a wonderful breakfast for dinner meal. Topped with pickled radishes, avocado, and cilantro, you get a fun twist on traditional bacon and eggs. If you don't like cilantro, try chopped scallion instead.

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Green Chilaquiles

Green Turkey Chilaquiles Topped With Radishes and Sour Cream, Served on a Large Serving Platter With Lime Wedges
Brie Passano

The traditional Mexican breakfast dish gets a twist with leftover turkey. Topped with fresh radish, cilantro, and cheese, chilaquiles are a great option for brunch. Try serving with a fried egg for added protein.

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Sweet Chili Salmon Salad

Sweet Chili Salmon Salad With Radishes and Sugar Snap Peas Served in a Large Oval Serving Platter
Victor Protasio

Combining glazed salmon with arugula, sugar snap peas, avocado, and radishes, this salad is anything but slim. Sprinkle with sunflower seeds for added crunch, and use store-bought chili sauce for added flavor. This salad is tasty and pretty, making it perfect for dinner or a get-together.

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Black Bean Tostadas With Sweet Potato and Poblanos

Black Bean Tostadas With Sweet Potato and Poblanos Served on a Plate With Lime Wedges on a Table With Two Glasses of Beer
Victor Protasio

A radish slaw and fresh cabbage are the perfect toppings for these vegetarian tostadas. Black refried beans provide plenty of protein, while roasted sweet potatoes supply fiber and vitamins. If you're unable to find tostadas in your grocery store, try pan-frying tortillas in a skillet until crispy.

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Cuban Black Beans and Rice

Cuban Black Beans and Rice Topped With Diced Radishes and Cilantro in a White Bowl
Kan Kanbayashi

A classic dish in Cuba and throughout much of Latin America, our version gets topped with fresh cilantro and diced radishes. Ready in just 20 minutes, this easy dinner recipe is full of fiber and protein. While great as-is, add chicken or pork for extra protein and a heartier meal.

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Mexican-Style Noodles With Fried Eggs

Mexican-Style Noodles With Fried Eggs, Radishes, and Black Beans Served in a White Bowl Against a Blue-and-White Striped Background
Christopher Testani

Ready in less than 30 minutes, this tasty noodle dish takes inspiration from Mexican flavors. Black beans and chipotle chiles combine with thin spaghetti pasta in a chicken and tomato broth. Top with fried eggs, radishes, and Parmesan cheese to complete the meal.

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Spicy Crab Tostadas

Spicy Crab Tostadas Topped With Radishes and Served With a Bottle of Green Hot Sauce
Jennifer Causey

These tostadas combine spicy jalapeño mayonnaise with a crabmeat and celery mixture for a delicious seafood meal. Top with fresh radish slices and celery leaves for a refreshing and quick dinner.

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Five-Spice Lamb Chops With Snow Pea Salad

Two Five-Spice Lamb Chops Served With Snow Pea and Radish Salad on a Plate With Metal Utensils for Eating and Glasses of Water
Greg DuPree

Lamb chops are seasoned with a Chinese five-spice, soy sauce, and honey marinade. Seared until crispy, they're served with a snow pea and radish salad. Elegant and simple, this meal is perfect for guests or a relaxing dinner.

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