Sauteed Radishes with Vinegar and Herbs
Sauteed Radishes with Vinegar and Herbs are absolutely delish for a quick and tasty low-carb side dish. If you’ve never tried cooking radishes you may be surprised how sweet-tasting they are!
When I first shared this recipe for Sauteed Radishes with Vinegar and Herbs I said that cooked radishes might fall into the category of what some people in my family would call “weird food.” But trust me when I say that cooking radishes is absolutely a thing, and radishes are very low in carbs!
For me, it was Roasted Radishes that helped me discover how delightful cooked radishes could be. And when I noticed how cooked radishes seemed to be getting more popular, I decided I should take better photos for these sauteed radishes to entice some of you guys to try it.
Cooking the radishes removes a lot of the spiciness and the cooked radishes are slightly sweet and very tasty. And these pan-fried radishes cook in minutes and the vinegar and fresh herbs adds some interesting flavor notes that complement the tastiness of the cooked radishes.
If you’re intrigued by the idea of cooked radishes, look below to see how many different ways people are cooking radishes!
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
- red radishes
- olive oil
- white balsamic vinegar (affiliate link), or your favorite light-colored mild vinegar
- salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
- fresh parsley
Historical Notes for Sauteed Radishes:
Apparently cooking radishes is not exactly a new idea because I found the inspiring recipe for this one in a cookbook called Great Food Without Fuss (affiliate link), published in 1992! The recipe was by Madeleine Kamman, who recommended parsley or chives for the herbs. I had some Italian parsley growing with my herbs so that’s what I used.
What other fresh herbs can you use for Sauteed Radishes?
If you’re a cilantro fan I’ve also used that for this recipe, and I think you could also use mint or basil here with great results.
How to make Sauteed Radishes with Vinegar and Herbs:
(Scroll down for complete recipe with nutritional information.)
- Prepare the radishes by cutting off the stem and root end and cutting them into same size pieces.
- Wash radishes if needed and pat dry. Chop fresh herbs of your choice.
- Heat the oil in a large frying pan. I used my favorite 12-Inch Green Pan Frying Pan (affiliate link).
- Then add the radishes, vinegar, salt, and pepper and cook over medium high heat, stirring often.
- Radishes are done when they’re slightly softened and starting to blister on the outside, about 5-7 minutes. They should still be tender but still slightly crisp.
- Remove to a plate and sprinkle with chopped parsley, cilantro, or chives. Serve hot.
Make it a Low-Carb Meal:
This would be a great low-carb side dish for something like Grilled Lamb Chops with Garlic, Rosemary, and Thyme, Grilled Cod with Garlic, Basil, and Lemon, Pan-Grilled Steak with Olive Sauce, Slow Cooked Salmon with Butter, Garlic, Capers, and Lemon, or Grilled Fusion Chicken.
More Tasty Cooked Radishes to Try:
Roasted Salt and Pepper Radish Chips ~ Sugar Free Mom
Roasted Radishes ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Pan-Roasted Brown Butter Radishes ~ Nutmeg Nanny
Spicy Stir-Fried Radish Greens and/or Swiss Chard ~ Kalyn’s Kitchen
Radish Hash Browns ~ Amanda’s Cookin
- 2 large bunches red radishes, ends cut off and cut lengthwise into fourths or halves
- 1 1/2 T olive oil (or a bit less if you use a non-stick pan)
- 2 T white balsamic vinegar (or your favorite light-colored mild vinegar)
- salt and fresh ground black pepper to taste
- 2 T chopped fresh parsley, chives, or cilantro (or use more if you really like fresh herbs)
- Trim the stem and root end from radishes and wash if needed and pat dry.
- Chop a generous amount of fresh herbs of your choice.
- Heat olive oil in medium-sized pan over medium-high heat, then add radishes, white balsamic vinegar (affiliate link), and a generous amount of salt and fresh ground pepper.
- Cook the radishes, stirring often, until radishes begin to slightly brown or blister and are slightly softened, about 5-7 minutes. They should be tender but still slightly crisp when done.
- Remove to serving platter and sprinkle with shopped herbs of your choice. Serve immediately.
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 55Total Fat: 5gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 4gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 151mgCarbohydrates: 2gFiber: 0gSugar: 1gProtein: 0g
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.
Low-Carb Diet / Low-Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
Radishes are low in carbs and very low on the glycemic index, making this a great side dish for low-carb or Keto diets or for any phase of the original South Beach Diet.
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Historical Notes for this Recipe:
This recipe was posted in 2007! It was updated with better photos in 2018 and last updated with more information in 2022.