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Roasted Watermelon Radishes

Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Total time 1 hr, 15 mins
Yield Serves 4 to 6
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 (kitazawaseed.com). Roasting radishes gives them a smooth texture and sweet, earthy flavor similar to that of roasted turnips.

Ingredients

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

Nutrition 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

How to Make It

  1. 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.

Cook's Notes

Nutritional analysis is per serving.