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Roasted Radish and Spring Onion Salad

Recipe for Roasted Radishes

A simple fusion of great British produce and two iconic flavours of Asian cuisine, this recipe for Roasted Radish and Spring Onion Salad provides an inspiring use for two of Britain’s most loved early season ingredients. Usually eaten raw in light, leafy salads, roasting your radishes may seem novel, but doing so brings out a sweetness otherwise hidden by their usual peppery notes. This caramelised sweetness contrasts beautifully with the dark, salty quality of the soy sauce to create a unique and interesting salad you’ll not forget in a hurry.

To be honest, roasting vegetables usually does the trick. It sweetens, mellows and improves flavour. Though this recipe is undoubtedly simple, if you’re looking for an easy, healthy alternative to roast potatoes, radishes could be the answer. Simply roast with a little salted butter and serve.

One of the great benefits of using fantastic, locally produced, seasonal produce is that even with the bare minimum of effort the results are astounding. Bought from my local grocer for 75p, the bunch of spring onions used in this recipe are crisp and fresh, while the radishes – also 75p – don’t suffer from a dried and damage centre like some of those you find at supermarkets.

Spring Onion and Radish Salad

Alternatively, if you are set on a raw, crunchy radish salad, check out my recipes for Radish, Watercress and Potato Salad and Radish and Apple Salad…

Roasted Radish and Spring Onion Salad

Serves 2-4

Ingredients:

  • small bunch of radishes
  • 6 spring onions, sliced into 3
  • 1 tbsp soy sauce
  • a sprinkling of sesame oil

Method:

  1. Trim and wash your radishes, leaving a little of the stalk for show. Roast at 180C for 20 minutes, until golden brown.
  2. On a high heat stir fry your spring onions and soy sauce for around 30 seconds. Transfer to a dish, add the cooked radishes, sprinkle with sesame oil and serve immediately.

What to do with Radishes Recipe for Roasted Radish Salad

Cost: With both radishes and spring onions currently in season, this simple salad can be made for only a few pennies.

Indeed, though this recipe makes use of some truly exceptional ingredients, it should set you back no more than £1.50.

25 replies on “Roasted Radish and Spring Onion Salad”

Wow, that looks great and really tasty. There’s something really exciting about a recipe that only has a few ingredients as well. I’ll definitely be trying this one, maybe if any of my radishes survive I’ll even be able to use home grown and make it even cheaper!

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Great idea, and would never have occured to me. I’ve had radishes raw, they taste great sprinkled with a little Indian chat masala. Or in a south indian sambar (veg & lentil stew). But never roasted. I have abunch of the french ones (they’re more oblong than round, and red and white on the outside) – but I’m going to try this out anyway.

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