Looking for some great radish recipes? Want to make a radish salad? Try our ideas below, then check out our summer salad ideas.


Radishes come in a surprising amount of varieties. You may be used to seeing the round, cherry-like version but you can also get French Breakfast, which has an elongated shape, Watermelon radish, with its nubbly green exterior and a bright pink interior, and daikon, which is shaped similarly to a carrot – large, white and used mostly in East Asian cooking. Want expert advice for growing your own crop? Learn how to grow your own radishes from our friends at Gardeners’ World.

For more exciting veggies, see the best leafy greens to try, including easy kale recipes, radicchio recipes, cabbage recipes and versatile spinach recipes. Also check out our fresh celery recipes and spring onion recipes.

When are radishes in season?

Radishes are at their best in the UK between May and October.

Why we love radishes

The peppery snap of a radish can be enjoyed fresh and simply tossed into a salad, steeped in vinegar to give a sour tang or, for our favourite way to enjoy radishes, roast them until they become soft and sweet.

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Health benefits of radishes

As they are a member of the brassica family, radishes supply a compound that can be converted to sulforaphane – this means they can support good heart health. They're also a source of protective antioxidants and make a brilliant low-calorie snack.

Radish recipes

Roast radish and peanut salad

Radish is the star ingredient in this fresh salad, paired with chopped cucumber and tossed in a soy, peanut and honey glaze.

Serve up more vegetarian salad recipes.

Large plate of radishes, peanuts, cucumber, tomato and spring onions

Spiced radishes on preserved lemon yogurt

Make the humble radish shine in this summery dish, flavoured with cumin and dill. The preserved lemon yogurt base is the perfect accompaniment.

If you like the tart flavour of preserved lemons, then you'll love our pea and preserved lemon dip.

Spiced radishes on preserved lemon yogurt

Steak tacos

The use of fresh, crunchy and peppery radish works well in tacos, paired here with tender steak. Serve alongside hot sauce, soured cream and lime wedges to squeeze over, and you’ve got a Tex-Mex inspired feast on your hands.

For another crowd-pleasing meal, get your friends round for fish tacos.

Tacos stuffed with radishes and steak

Miso buttered radishes

Peppery pink radishes really come into their own in this simple side, with warming white miso, sesame seeds and soy sauce stirred through.

Use punchy miso to add umami to lots of dishes.

Roasted pink radishes on a baking tray

Pork tenderloin with radishes and chimichurri

Radishes get fried with pork to create this simple 20-minute dish. Served with chimichurri, a South American sauce made from herbs, oil, vinegar and onion, it's a surprisingly low-calorie meal.

See more easy, low-calorie meals.

Chimichurri Pork Tenderloin Recipe

Gochujang roast celeriac noodle bowls

These nourishing vegan noodle bowls are bursting with colour and texture, from gochujang roast celeriac and crispy radishes to bright edamame beans.

Next, give our vegan burrito bowls a go.

A white bowl filled with brown soba noodles, green edamame, roasted celeriac and black sesame seeds

Chicken schnitzel with quick pickled radishes

Serve your next crispy chicken schnitzel with a colourful side of quick-pickled radishes, flavoured with dill, cucumber and fennel.

Take things up a notch with our chicken schnitzel burgers.

Sliced chicken schnitzel with a side of pink radishes

New potato and radish salad with aïoli

Fresh, crisp radishes add texture and colour to this vibrant, summery dish. Along with the crispy potatoes, they contrast nicely with the velvety aïoli.

You might prefer to keep it simple with classic potato salad.

Smashed new potato and radish salad with aïoli

Marinated radishes with pomegranate molasses

Crisp, peppery radish steals the limelight in this quick salad with toasted pumpkin seeds and pomegranate molasses, topped with mint leaves.

To use up your bottle of pomegranate molasses, make our pomegranate chicken traybake.

934Marinated radish salad recipe

Radish salad with chicory and anchovy dressing

Create a colourful spread of sharing plates in your own home – this easy radish salad from Notting Hill's Gold will steal the limelight.

Next, try our niçoise salad.

Radish Salad Recipe with Chicory and Anchovy Dressing

Roast beef and radish salad with sake dressing

This vibrant salad is made smarter with a sake dressing. At under 300 calories per serving and ready in 30 minutes it's a great way to put in-season radishes to work, not to mention use up left-over roast beef.

Read our guide on how to use up leftovers.

Roast Beef Salad Recipe

Smoked mackerel with pickled radish on rye

This open sandwich makes for a great lunch or lighter dinner for one. The pickled radish slices add a great tanginess.

For another game-changing sandwich, it's got to be our halloumi toastie with harissa and honey.

Smoked Mackerel Open Sandwich Recipe On Rye Bread

Radish and cucumber salad

This salad uses seasonal British ingredients but gives them a Southeast Asian twist. Crunchy radish, cucumber and red onion are dressed with sesame oil, rice vinegar and chilli.

You could serve this alongside our ginger chicken noodle salad.

radish and cucumber salad

Korean spicy radish salad

This is one of the easiest and most common Korean side dishes – try Su Scott's recipe as a topping for bibimbap.

Create a Korean-style feast with our Korean recipes.

Bowl of julienned radishes topped with sesame seeds

Radish salad

This colourful and fresh side salad is inspired by Umbria in Italy. It consists of crunchy radishes, juicy pomegranate seeds and celeriac in a quick but special white balsamic and truffle oil dressing.


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Radish salad recipe

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