Foods by Color: Radishes

This year I planted my first real garden.  Rick built two beds for me and although I started out a little late in the season and have had a few casualties, overall my garden is doing pretty well.  My beans, cucumbers, eggplants, oregano, parsley, thyme, carrots, butternut squash, zucchini & summer squash, collard greens, swiss chard, lettuce and radishes all seem to be thriving while my strawberries and cilantro failed and my tomatoes seem to be blossoming but nothing more which makes me very sad.  Does anyone have any advice for how to help my tomato plant actually turn into tomatoes?  I think they are suffering from blossom drop, but I don’t know exactly why. Tomatoes were the plant I was most excited about; I used to love to eat tomatoes like apples from my Grandma’s garden as a child.


My radishes have done particularly well.  I don’t necessarily love radishes but was afraid my entire garden might fail and since radishes are a pretty reliable and kid friendly planting project I planted quite a few.  Maverick and Adelaide both helped me and at one point the container of radish seeds Maverick was holding suddenly had far fewer seeds.  We couldn’t tell where the seeds had gone until a week or so when one corner of the garden bed had a million radish sprouts.  Now we have lots of radishes ripe for harvesting and I am trying to figure out what to do with them all which is what inspired this particular foods by color post.

Health Benefits

Radishes have a high vitamin C content for their size, contain fiber, folate, B vitamins and vitamin K.  Radishes also offer potassium, manganese, magnesium, calcium, iron, phosphorous, sodium, copper and zinc.

Selection and Storage

Select radishes that are smooth, medium sized and brightly colored with fresh green stems still attached. Store radishes without their stems in a plastic bag for up to one week.

Radish Recipe Round-Up
20 Delicious Radish Recipes | Rainbow Delicious

avocado asparagus pea and radish saladAvocado, Asparagus, Pea and Radish Sesame Salad from Heather Christo

vegetarian enchiladas verdeVegetarian Enchiladas Verde from Flourishing Foodie

watercress and radish salad with smashed avocadoesWatercress and Radish Salad with Smashed Avocado from Food & Style

avocado radish apple toastAvocado, Apple, Radish, Cucumber and Goat Cheese on Pumpernickel  from Honest Fare

black bean radish jicama and avocado saladBlack Bean, Radish, Jicama and Avocado Salad from Rainbow Delicious

charred corn tacos with zucchini radish slawCharred Corn Tacos with Zucchini Radish Slaw from Smitten Kitchen

chicken arugula radish pizzaChicken, Arugula and Radish Pizza from My Recipes

hummus stuffed pitasHummus Stuffed Pitas from The Live-In Kitchen

mediterranean spinach salad with feta and radishesMediterranean Spinach Salad with Garbanzos, Tomatoes, Radishes, and Sumac-Lemon Vinaigrette from Kalyn’s Kitchen

radish and cucumber saladRadish and Cucumber Salad from Natasha’s Kitchen

radish cherry and goat cheese saladRadish, Cherry and Goat Cheese Salad from A Thought for Food

radish chive tea sandwichesRadish Chive Tea Sandwiches from The Curvy Carrot

roasted radish and herbed ricotta omeletRoasted Radish and Herbed Ricotta Omelet from The Kitchn

Roasted Radish and Zucchini TostadasRoasted Zucchini and Black Bean Tostadas with Crisp Radish Relish from My Recipes

shaved radish and fennel salad with parmesanShaved Radish, Fennel and Parmesan Salad from Whole Living

stuffed avocadoSummer Salad Stuffed Avocado from Pop Sugar

super simple radish salad with cremeSuper Simple Radish Salad with Creme from Yummy Supper

Tartines with Fresh Soft Goat Cheese, Beets, Radish, and AppleTartines with Goat Cheese, Beets, Radishes and Apples from La Tartine Gourmande

warm radish halloumi saladWarm Radish, Halloumi, Potato and Cherry Tomato Salad from Red Online

vegan taco saladVegan Taco Salad from Shutterbean

Eat more Radishes!

You might also enjoy these Fig recipes:

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And these Beet Recipes:

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  1. Thanks so much for including my radish salad :) Have an awesome and colorful day!

  2. What a great list of recipes! I’ve been wanting to eat more radishes, now I’m full of inspiration. Thanks for including me!

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