Roasted Radishes and White Beans

Roasting radishes brings out a sweetness you never knew existed! This recipe pairs roasted radishes with white beans, fresh parsley, feta and a lemon vinaigrette for a healthy and delicious side dish.

One of the worst things (for me) about writing a food blog is that I can almost never eat the same meal twice.  Really.  No matter how much I loved it - there's always a new blog post to write, which means a new recipe to create.  

On the other hand, one of the best things about writing a food blog is that it pushes me to always try something new.  New cuisines, new cooking methods, new ingredients.  

Call me crazy, but my "new" ingredient is radishes.  

Certainly not new when used in a salad.  But I've always wondered what else you can do with them.  Two or three sliced up and added to a salad is plenty for me.  So what the heck do you do with the rest of the bunch or bag?  

I turned to my trusty cooking resource, The Vegetarian Flavor Bible (if you don't have this non-cookbook, please do yourself a favor and check it out!).  This book is so handy when it comes to cooking any plant food on the planet.  It tells you how to cook it, what flavors to pair it with, and a million ways to use it.  

Then, I checked with my other go-to source for recipe ideas - Google.  It seems that you can roast radishes!

Duh!  Of course.  They're a root vegetable, just like carrots or parsnips, right?  And they're a cruciferous veggie too - just like broccoli or cauliflower.  So they're SO much more than a pretty salad garnish.  They're an earthy, sweet and peppery, cancer-fighting vegetable that really should be on the table significantly more then they are.

Roasted Radish and White Bean Salad|Craving Something Healthy

Behold, my new favorite warm, winter salad - Roasted Radish and White Beans.  Radishes really do go well with a drizzle of olive oil,a splash of lemon juice and a sprinkle of salt, pepper, and garlic powder.  

Zhoosh them up with a sprinkle of fresh parsley and feta cheese (thanks Vegetarian Flavor Bible for all of those suggestions), and you've got a lovely and out-of the-box side dish, or even dinner.

Recipe

Roasted Radish and White Bean Salad|Craving Something Healthy

Roasted Radishs and White Beans

A tasty, warm side dish or light meal
5 from 1 vote
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Course: Side Dish
Cuisine: American
Diet: Lower Carb, Heart Healthy, Vegetarian
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 4
Calories: 189kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 bunches fresh radishes washed, stemmed and cut in half (about 2 cups)
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil divided
  • kosher salt and pepper
  • 16 ounces cannellini beans drained and rinsed
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • ¼ teaspoon garlic powder or to taste
  • ¼ cup fresh parsley stemmed
  • 2 ounces feta cheese crumbled

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 450 degrees.
  • In a large mixing bowl, toss the radish halves with 1 tablespoon olive oil, and season with salt and pepper.
  • Place the seasoned radishes on a baking pan, or in a cast iron skillet.
  • Roast the radishes for about 20 minutes, tossing occasionally, until they are tender and caramelized.
  • While the radishes are roasting, place the cannellini beans in the same mixing bowl. Add the additional tablespoon olive oil, the lemon juice, and garlic powder. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
  • When the radishes are roasted, add them to the bowl with the beans, and add parsley.
  • Sprinkle with feta cheese, and adjust seasonings as necessary.
  • Serve warm.

Notes

Keep leftovers for up to 2 days in the refrigerator. You can eat them cold or heat in the microwave for 30-45 seconds to warm them.

Nutrition

Calories: 189kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 10g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 13mg | Sodium: 418mg | Potassium: 98mg | Fiber: 6g | Sugar: 1g | Vitamin A: 378IU | Vitamin C: 12mg | Calcium: 150mg | Iron: 3mg
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8 Comments

  1. I don't know why people don't use radishes more - they're so flavorful and pretty! I love roasting them for side dishes and love this combination you made. Can't wait to Zhoosh my radishes up next time i have a bunch (love that word, btw!)!

  2. So true about that lonely bag of leftover radishes! I never thought about roasting them either - thanks for the tip and recipe!

  3. What a beautiful salad! I totally know what you mean about never getting to eat the same meal twice. Aside from when I serve up some of my favorite dishes to guests, I rarely get the chance to enjoy my older recipes. Oh the life of a food blogger 😉

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