With their beautiful colors, baked radishes deserve to be enjoyed in more ways than on top of a salad! Raw, roasted, or pickled; in a dip, roll-up, or chutney, their versatility extends beyond what you may think.
Reach for these baked cinnamon radishes instead of your favorite potato chip for a low calorie, primal diet friendly alternative.
Radishes come in hundreds of varieties, but most commonly you’ll see those that fit within the “garden radish” category. These small, round root bulbs may be pink, purple, red, and white.
The spiciness of radishes may be intimidating for the little ones in your home, but they may surprise you when you approach this new food in a fun way.
Set up a challenge to see how much spice they can endure, and keep in mind that the spice level varies based on the type and maturity (the more mature, the spicier). Challenges like this one are a great way create healthy primal kids.
Radishes are great detoxifiers and help eliminate toxins from the body. They provide benefit to the liver and stomach and may be useful in treating jaundice, and urinary infections.
This veggie is low on the glycemic index and appropriate for those on a ketogenic, or low carbohydrate diet. With vitamin C, flavonoids, anthocyanin (anti-inflammatory properties), fiber, and potassium, radishes boost immune health and get the nutrient-dense, real food stamp of approval!
Did you know that some varieties of radish bulbs can grow up to 3 feet long!
Most of us go right for the root bulb, but the greens are also edible. With their slightly bitter taste can be a beneficial gut healing food.
Scrubbing the radishes with a vegetable brush is a great way to get your kids involved with this baked cinnamon radish recipe. It’s the perfect opportunity to talk about where radishes come from – the ground – and how nutrients from the soil, along with sun, and water give the seeds what they need to turn into food for us!
Radishes are a great addition to backyard gardens where soil is loose, well-drained, and there is plenty of sun. Just remember that they grow best in spring and fall when the days are shorter and the temperatures are cooler.Print
These sweet radishes are a fun side or snack.
- 20 radishes, ends trimmed off, radishes sliced 1/8″ to 1/4″ thick
- 2 Tbsp coconut oil, melted
- 1 1/2 Tbsp raw honey
- 1 Tbsp cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
- Place sliced radishes in a microwave safe bowl and microwave for 30 seconds to begin softening. Drain any liquid. You may also opt for steaming them for a few minutes in a steamer basket.
- Add coconut oil, honey and cinnamon. Mix well until radishes are coated.
- Spread radishes in a single layer on a parchment lined baking sheet.
- Cook for 15 minutes at 350. Remove and toss, re-spreading in a single layer.
- Reduce oven temperature to 250 and cook for 15 – 20 more minutes.
- Radishes should begin to crisp up.