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How to Eat Radishes: 5 Radish Recipes

You're wondering how to eat radishes, and why shouldn't you be? They're crunchy, zingy, peppery—and taking on starring roles in all kinds of dishes. Radishes have clearly moved beyond their role as least-popular-veg-on-the-relish-tray. Here, the best ways to prepare and enjoy the root vegetable!

1. Serve Them Raw—with Butter, Of Course
The French know a thing or two about how to properly enjoy a radish. All that's usually required? Butter and salt. Not all radishes, of course, are created equally: One of the best radishes to snack on raw is the French Breakfast Radish. It's a miniature version of a traditional radish, and it's particularly favored in France. This recipe, in particular, calls for French Breakfast Radishes, however, it's just as tasty with a full-size radish cut into halves or quarters.

2. Pickle The Radishes
In this Korean- and Japanese-inspired pickle, two types of radishes get the clean and sweet vinegar treatment.

3. Julienne The Radishes and Toss Them Into Risotto
Here, radishes coated in a light vinaigrette bring a cool and crunchy counterpoint to the creamy Arborio rice.

4. Roast Them
A quick blast of high heat mellows the radishes' pepperiness, transforming them into a whole new sweet and buttery vegetable. And just look at how pretty they are!

5. Shave the Radishes and Slice Them Up Super Thinly
After shaving and slicing your radishes, toss them in salads for brilliant peppery contrast—not to mention an impressive look.