Roasted Radishes with Bacon

If you are looking for something different to add a bit of zing to your meals these roasted radishes with bacon will hit the spot. There is just something tasty about roasted vegetables and these radishes are no different, especially with the added bacon.

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What are Radishes and are They Good for You?

Radishes may not be the most popular vegetable in your garden, but they are one of the healthiest.

These vegetables are considered “root” vegetables and are packed with nutrients. They are also known to help or prevent some health conditions.

Radishes are root vegetables from the Brassica family. Their close relatives include:

  • broccoli
  • mustard greens
  • kale
  • cauliflower
  • cabbage
  • turnips

Radish bulbs, also called globes, come in many colors and shapes. The most popular radish variety in the United States is bright red and resembles a Ping-Pong ball with a small tail. Other varieties are white, purple, or black. They may be larger and oblong in shape.

Most radishes have a peppery taste, although some may be sweet. Lighter-colored varieties like the white, winter daikon radish have a milder taste. Radishes become overly pungent if they are left in the ground too long or not eaten right away. Smaller radishes tend to have the best texture and flavor. This is one time that the bigger the vegetable the better doesn’t lean this way.

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Health Advantages of Radishes

A half-cup serving sliced contains about 12 calories and virtually no fat, so they won’t hurt your healthy diet. They are the perfect crunchy snack when you want something a tad spicy and crisp.

They are a good source of vitamin C. Just a half-cup offers about 14 percent of your daily recommended allowance. Vitamin C is an antioxidant that helps fight free radicals in your body and helps prevent cell damage caused by aging, an unhealthy lifestyle, and toxins in the environment. Vitamin C also plays a big role in collagen production, which supports healthy skin and blood vessels.

Enjoy this Recipe Below for this Tasty Side-Dish

roasted radishes
Yield: 4 servings

Roasted Radishes with Bacon

Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes

If you are looking for something different to add a bit of zing to your meals these roasted radishes with bacon will hit the spot. There is just something tasty about roasted vegetables and these radishes are no different, especially with the added bacon.

Ingredients

  • 3 strips bacon
  • 1 16-oz. bag radishes, trimmed and cut in half
  • Sea salt and black pepper, to taste

Instructions

    1. Place the top oven rack in the center position and preheat oven to 400ºF.
    2. Cook the bacon in a large cast-iron skillet or other oven-safe skillets over medium heat until crispy, approximately 5-6 minutes.
    3. Transfer bacon from skillet to a plate lined with paper towels and blot dry. Drain and discard all but one tablespoon of bacon grease from the skillet. Add radishes to the skillet and cook, stirring occasionally, until golden brown, approximately 4-5 minutes.
    4. Place skillet in preheated oven and roast for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and stir the radishes to turn. Return to oven for another 10 minutes or until the radishes are crisp-tender and nicely browned.
    5. Remove from oven and transfer to a serving bowl. Crumble the cooked bacon on top and stir to combine. Serve immediately with your choice of main dishes. Enjoy!

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 100Total Fat: 7.77ggCarbohydrates: 4.81ggNet Carbohydrates: 3.01ggProtein: 3.12gg