Radishes are painfully underrated. First of all, they’re crisp, peppery and strike a unique balance between sweet and spicy. They also taste great on pretty much everything from tacos to salads, but can also be transformed into chips, noodles and beyond. Did we mention there are way more types to choose from (watermelon, French breakfast, daikon…) than the red ones you’re probably picturing? See their glory for yourself by making one of these 23 radish recipes this spring.
23 Radish Recipes to Make While They’re in Season
1. Salmon Noodle Bowls With Chili-yuzu Relish And Pickled Radishes
Behold, the prettiest lunch you’ll ever eat. The pickled watermelon radishes offer punchy sweetness to this savory dish, thanks to Japanese rice vinegar and honey.
2. Avocado, Radish And Walnuts With Carrot-miso Dressing
Crisp, thin-sliced radishes get the glow-up of a lifetime underneath a drizzle of carrot miso dressing. It comes together in a blender alongside scallion, fresh ginger and soy sauce.
5. Black Rice Bowl With Figs, Radicchio, Pickled Radishes And Pepitas
Sweet figs + nutty rice + bitter greens + briny pickled radishes + salty pumpkin seeds = an impeccably balanced dish.
12. Chickpea And Avocado Pita Tostadas With Rhubarb-radish Slaw
This recipe is proof that rhubarb and radishes can do more than pie and crudités, respectively.
14. Roasted Chicken Gyros With Tzatziki And Feta Fries
Might we suggest piling all the fillings onto a pretty platter and letting guests build their own gyros? (An extra bowl of tzatziki for dipping raw veggies, olives and pita wouldn’t hurt, either.)
18. Simmered Daikon Radish With Chicken In Yuzu Sauce
The yuzu juice’s tart-yet-sweet signature flavor really makes this dish. If you can’t get your hands on any, substitute a mix of lemon and lime juice with a touch of orange or grapefruit juice.
19. Roasted Cumin, Carrot, Radish And Avocado Salad
Won’t your mom be so proud of you for eating your vegetables when this side dish hits the Mother’s Day table?
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21. Chicken Tinga Tostadas With Radish Pico De Gallo
The recipe swaps traditional tomatoes for radishes, which is a great trick any time you’re making pico outside of tomato season. Extra lime juice will help soften their pepperiness and bring out their floral notes.