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Roasted Radishes

Radishes are surprisingly sweet when they’re cooked and these Roasted Radishes are delicious, with soy sauce and sesame seeds adding extra layers of flavor. And these are so great for anyone who’s watching carbs.

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I think radishes are so fun for a season-spanning dish! Back in the days when I had a huge garden, I always used to plant them just for the fun of watching how quickly the radishes came up from seeds. Now I don’t have room for radishes in my new garden, but I am happy to report that I did plant my garden over the weekend (with two cute helpers), and I’ll share a post soon about what I’m growing this year.

It was probably the abundance of radishes when I planted them every year that enticed me to try this recipe for Roasted Radishes flavored with soy sauce and sesame seeds. And cooked radishes have become rather trendy since then, maybe because radishes have been discovered as a low-carb vegetable option.

Cooked radishes are much milder and sweeter than the spicy flavor they have when they’re raw, and if I had to describe what they taste like I’d say similar to turnips, but slightly different. I love raw radishes, but I also love this recipe for roasted radishes and if you’re looking for a side dish that will be a conversation-starter, I promise this will be something fun and unusual to serve your friends or family!

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How to Make Roasted Radishes (with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds):

(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)

  1. Wash radishes, trim ends, and cut into half or fourths (to get same-size pieces.)
  2. Put radishes on baking sheet and brush with peanut oil (or other oil if you can’t have peanuts.)
  3. While radishes roast, prepare the sliced green onion, soy/sesame glaze, and sesame seeds. (I used black sesame seeds, but if you use regular white ones I’d toast them for a minute or so in a hot dry pan.)
  4. The color of the radishes will fade a bit as they cook. After about 20 minutes remove the radishes from the oven and brush with the soy/sesame mixture. Sprinkle with sliced green onions.
  5. Roast 5-7 minutes more.
  6. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and serve hot.

Roasted Radishes with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds found on KalynsKitchen.com

Make it a Meal

Roasted Radishes would be a fun side dish for something grilled like Grilled Chicken Kabobs with Asian Marinade or World’s Best Pork Chops for a low-carb meal.

More Tasty Ideas with Radishes:

Crunchy Chopped Salad with Gorgonzola and Radishes ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Shaved Apple and Radish Salad ~ The View from Great Island
Puerto Rico Spicy Cabbage Salad ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Homemade Bold Radish Ranch Dressing ~ Wonky Wonderful
Sauteed Radishes with Vinegar and Herbs ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Radish, Carrot, and Cucumber Slaw ~ Bless This Mess

Roasted Radishes

Roasted Radishes

Yield 4 servings
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 12 minutes
Total Time 47 minutes

Radishes are surprising sweet once they’re cooked and these Roasted Radishes have a soy-sesame glaze and sesame seeds adding extra flavor.


  • 25 medium radishes, washed, trimmed and cut into fourths or halves (same-size pieces)
  • 1 1/2 T roasted peanut oil
  • 1 1/2 T soy sauce (see notes)
  • 1 tsp. toasted sesame oil (probably optional, but recommended)
  • 2 green onions, sliced
  • 2 tsp. black sesame seeds (see notes)


  1. Preheat oven to 425 F.
  2. Wash radishes, trim ends, and cut into halves or fourths to make same size pieces.
  3. Spray a large baking sheet with non-stick spray, put radishes on the baking sheet and brush all sides with the peanut oil, then arrange radishes cut side down for best browning.
  4. Roast the radishes about 20 minutes, stirring one or two times.
  5. While radishes cook, slice the green onions, and measure the sesame seeds (and toast if needed).
  6. If you’re using the  toasted sesame oil (affiliate link), mix with the soy sauce  in the same bowl you used for the peanut oil.
  7. When radishes are tender and starting to brown, remove from oven, brush with soy sauce or soy-sesame oil mixture, and sprinkle with green onion slices.
  8. Put back in oven and roast about 5 minutes more, or slightly longer.
  9. Sprinkle cooked radishes with  black sesame seeds and serve hot.


Use Gluten-Free Soy Sauce (affiliate link) if needed. If you don't have Black Sesame Seeds (affiliate link) just use regular sesame seeds and lightly toast them in a dry pan.

Recipe adapted from Vegetables Every Day by Jack Bishop.

Nutrition Information:



Serving Size:


Amount Per Serving: Calories: 57Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 342mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 1gSugar: 1gProtein: 1g

Nutrition information is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I am using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, since many variables affect those calculations.

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Roasted Radishes with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds found on KalynsKitchen.com

Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Roasted Radishes with Soy Sauce and Sesame Seeds a perfect side dish for any phase of the original South Beach Diet and would also be suitable for any other low-carb or low-glycemic diet plan.

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    72 Comments on “Roasted Radishes”

  1. We've always eaten radishes raw but tried your recipe for Christmas dinner. It was successful and we'll be roasting radishes again. Thank you for teaching us something new.

  2. So glad you enjoyed the roasted radishes.

  3. Roasted Radishes with Soy Sauce are the best way I have ever had radishes. I used to braise them but from now on will always roast them. Thank you for sharing the recipe.

  4. Just became a member of a CSA and got a package of white radishes and red radishes. Tried this recipe and it was amazing! Ate all the radishes we got in one night. 🙁 Now I need to go buy more to do it again!

  5. Ann, that's exactly how I ended up trying this recipe. So glad you like it!

  6. Roasting them as I type. They are almost done and just took a bite to taste – YUM! So glad to have a recipe for all the radishes in my garden! –too many to eat raw!

  7. Janice, that does sound like a good combination. So glad you liked the radishes.

  8. I made these for dinner tonight as a side with a grilled portobello mushroom cap that I marinated in soy sauce. Great combo. I have never been a big fan of radishes but these were great and I will definately try them again!

  9. Oh good, so glad you enjoyed them.

  10. I made these tonight and they were terrific! Thank you!

  11. Wendy, glad you liked it!

  12. I had white icicle radishes. Made this recipe…it was simply amazing!!!! Thank you!

  13. Glad you liked it. I was surprised how good cooked radishes were too!

  14. This recipe sounded odd, but it was delicious! I like radishes, but they are a little too hot, but these were great.


  15. Christa, glad you liked them!

  16. I just wanted to report that I've never been a huge radish fan until now. These are awesome!

  17. I never would have dreamed of roasting radishes, but I made this with daikon and it was wonderful! Here’s my version: http://noshesthoughtsreves.blogspot.com/2009/03/daikon-roti-avec-sauce-de-soja-et.html

  18. WOW Those look great!

  19. thanks for this. i really only ever toss in salads and salsa. can’t wait to try these.