The radish. It’s a vegetable that doesn’t get a ton of buzz – especially during the holidays. And in a way, the radish has sort of been taken for granted. You see it on vegetable trays from time to time – and that’s about it. It’s a really under appreciated vegetable. When’s the last time you Googled, “awesome radish recipe”? Probably never.
But, considering it’s peppery zest and guaranteed crunch-factor, the radish should be on everyone’s shopping list. Not just because it’s a satisfying snack, but because it’s oh-so-healthy, too.
In fact, did you know the radish has actually been used in folk medicine for thousands of years? That’s right… it’s a natural drug thought to fight several different kinds of toxins. 1
Furthermore, the radish is really low in calories, yet high in fiber. And it’s chock full of great vitamins and nutrients. Check it out …
Radishes’ Nutritional Value (1 cup)
- Only 19 calories
- 0.1 gram fat
- 1.9 grams fiber
- 0.8 gram protein
- 4 grams carbohydrates
- 17.2 milligrams vitamin C (almost 30 percent of your daily value)
- 270 milligrams potassium 2
Health Benefits of Radishes
- Boost metabolism
- Help decrease oxidative stress
- Improve antioxidant defenses
- Reduce cell damage3
Not only is the radish nutritious, but it can offer some important health benefits. For instance, the radish is known to help inhibit sugar absorption in your body.4
So, are you ready to work the radish into your holiday side dish lineup? If so, all you need is some butter and fresh herbs, and you’re ready to go. Just watch the video below to follow along:
Butter and Herb-Roasted Radish Recipe
What you’ll need –
- 1 ½ pounds radishes, leaves removed, quartered
- ¼ cup melted grass-fed French, Italian or buffalo butter (or olive oil)
- ¼ cup fresh parsley, chopped
- ¼ cup fresh mint, chopped
- ¼ cup fresh dill, chopped
- Sea salt, to taste
What To Do –
- Preheat your oven to 400 F.
- Then, in a large bowl toss together your radishes, olive oil, and a pinch of sea salt.
- Next, transfer the radishes to a sheet pan, and roast in your oven for 20-25 minutes – or until they’re tender.
- Finally, add the herbs to your sheet tray, and toss them to combine with radishes. Sprinkle the dish with a bit more sea salt to taste, and serve.
In the end …
Radishes are super filling, so this dish is sure to satisfy your hunger without running up your calorie intake. And again, the radish is a high-roughage, high-water, low-carb snack or side that can become a great staple in your diet – especially if you’re trying to live lectin-free or lose weight.
So, give this butter and herb-roasted radish recipe a try!
You’ll have a healthy, crunchy savory side that will make the rest of your meal pop and your family beg for more. Do something good for your health – and the health of everyone at your kitchen table.