Radishes

Radishes can look white, red, purple or black (or anything in between); be round, oval or long; and taste anywhere from mild to peppery. They are versatile vegetables that are great in salads, tacos, sandwiches and more. According to Tom Colicchio, "Radishes are the unsung heroes of the vegetable world." He has been passionate about them ever since he was a kid in Elizabeth, New Jersey, where he'd pick them from his grandfather's small garden. "Radishes add texture, spice and color," he says. "I was featuring them in dishes at Gramercy Tavern almost 20 years ago, back when no one else was. Radishes are one of those ingredients that I always use when summer rolls around." While radishes are available year-round, they peak from spring through mid-summer. F&W's guide offers delicious recipes and fun cooking ideas.

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Maple-Roasted Radishes


This supersimple recipe is the perfect side dish to make in spring and summer when the market is filled with radishes of all shapes and colors. Parisian chef Angèle Ferreux-Maeght uses maple syrup to keep these vegan, but you can use honey instead. Slideshow: More Radish Recipes

Radishes with Seaweed-Matcha Butter

It’s worth finding cultured butter to make Jeremiah Stone and Fabián von Hauske’s riff on the classic French appetizer; it’s slightly tangy and high in butterfat. Slideshow: More Quick Side Dish Recipes

How to Make Roasted Radishes with Caramelized Kimchi

Here, radishes are cooked with kimchi that caramelizes as it cooks, resulting in an umami butter sauce.

Spicy Quick-Pickled Radishes

These zesty pickled radishes make a great accompaniment to rich pâté or rillettes. Slideshow: More Vegetarian Recipes

Mixed Radishes with Yogurt Butter

This lightly whipped dip from chef Zakary Pelaccio is a delicious twist on the classic French radish-and-butter pairing. Slideshow: More Radish Recipes

10 Ways to Use Radishes

Radishes are at their sweet-and-crunchy best come spring. Trendy with chefs and cookbook authors right now, this inexpensive and delicious vegetable is often overlooked by home cooks. Here are 10 ways to use them.

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Radishes Three Ways

At Forage in Salt Lake City, Viet Pham and Bowman Brown drizzle a bright citrus vinaigrette over fresh, grilled and sweet-firm sous vide radishes.  Thomas Keller on Sous Vide    More Vegetable Dishes