Roasted Watermelon Radishes

Roasted Watermelon Radishes Recipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey
A watermelon radish is, on first glance, a plain greenish-white root. But slice it open and it reveals a stunning fuchsia interior. They're also known as red-meat or beauty-heart radishes, and you can find seeds at Kitazawa Seed Company ( Roasting radishes gives them a smooth texture and sweet, earthy flavor similar to that of roasted turnips.


Serves 4 to 6
Total time: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 1 Hour, 15 Minutes

Nutritional Information

Calories 69
Caloriesfromfat 87 %
Protein 0.4 g
Fat 6.8 g
Satfat 1 g
Carbohydrate 2 g
Fiber 0.9 g
Sodium 276 mg
Cholesterol 0.0 mg


1 pound watermelon radishes, trimmed
3 tablespoons olive oil, divided
1 teaspoon coarse sea salt


Preheat oven to 375°. Cut radishes into wedges. Mix with 2 tbsp. oil and put in a 2-qt. baking dish. Roast radishes, stirring occasionally, until fork tender, about 1 hour. Drizzle with remaining 1 tbsp. oil and sprinkle with sea salt.


Nutritional analysis is per serving.

Amy Machnak,


February 2012
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