Roasted radishes, infused with zippy chili-lime flavors, make a surprising side dish that’s perfect for spring, but great any time radishes are plentiful and in season.
This recipe is from Truly Healthy Vegan Cookbook by Dianne Wenz, a book filled with straightforward recipes using easy to obtain ingredients. Here’s what Dianne has to say:
“Most people don’t think of radishes when they think of roasting vegetables for a side dish, but it’s time that we changed that. Roasting them mellows their bite, making them tender and juicy …
Radishes are a member of the cruciferous vegetable family, along with cabbage and kale, which means that they are low-calorie, and rich in folate, potassium, vitamins C, E, and K, and also high in fiber.”
Though this recipe was developed with ordinary radishes, you can use other varieties like French breakfast, purple plum, or Easter egg radishes (shown just above; you can find all kinds of radish varieties at Melissa’s Produce).
Recipe is reprinted from Truly Healthy Vegan Cookbook: 90 Whole-Food Recipes with Deliciously Simple Ingredients by Dianne Wenz. Published by Rockridge Press, © 2019 by Callisto Media. All rights reserved. Photograph at top © 2019 by Antonis Achilleos. Reprinted by permission.
- 1 1/2 pounds radishes, trimmed and cut in half
- 2 tablespoons lime juice 1 teaspoon neutral-flavored oil (such as grapeseed or avocado)
- 1 teaspoon chili powder
- 1/2 teaspoon sea salt
- Preheat the oven to 400°F and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Place the radishes in a large bowl with the lime juice, oil, chili powder, and sea salt. Toss to coat the radishes well.
- Place the radishes on the baking sheet and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until they are golden and fork-tender.
More about Truly Healthy Vegan Cookbook
There are vegan cookbooks and then there are truly healthy vegan cookbooks. The perfect vegan diet is the monumental ambition of most vegan cookbooks. The problem is that there are so many vegan foods loaded with processed sugars, white flour, and unhealthy fats, and not many vegan cookbooks that address this issue.
Truly Healthy Vegan Cookbook is for anyone looking to remove these questionable ingredients and enhance their already animal-friendly diet and lifestyle.
Beginning with the top 10 most common vegan diet mistakes, Truly Healthy Vegan Cookbook delivers recipes like Piña Colada Green Smoothies or Crispy Artichoke Tacos.
The recipes are filled with diverse flavors, all within a familiar range of ingredients. And don’t worry ― an occasional comfort-food indulgence is encouraged. The goal is to get away from using processed foods as a regular part of your daily menu.
Dianne Wenz is a Holistic Health Coach, Vegan Lifestyle Coach, Plant-Based Diet Nutrition Specialist, Plant-Based Chef, and cookbook author. She offer s group and individual nutrition and lifestyle coaching programs to people across the U.S., and teaches cooking classes in Northern New Jersey. Visit her at Dianne’s Vegan Kitchen.
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