Have you ever thought of making grilled radishes? While most people eat radishes raw, grilling them takes their flavor to a whole new level. This is a simple recipe that combines salt and pepper, red wine vinegar and some oregano. The result is plain delicious!
We’ve grilled radishes a couple of times around here, and I finally decided to come up with a recipe. This one didn’t disappoint. The whole evening, I kept walking around and eating the leftover radishes…until the whole bowl was gone. I don’t know what came over me. But in my defense, these were really good!
Next time you fire up the grill, give this easy recipe a try. I hope you love it as much as I did!
Ingredients for Grilled Radishes
Radishes – I used two bunches. The kind that are normally sold at the grocery store. About 25 radishes.
Olive Oil – whatever type you have on hand.
Red wine vinegar – white wine vinegar might work, too, but it is generally lighter in taste.
Salt and Pepper
Oregano (optional) – somehow the recipe was a bit “bare” so I threw in some oregano as I have a lot of it in the garden. It didn’t disappoint.
Instructions for Grilling Radishes
Hopefully, you are already grilling something else, and radishes will just be added to the process. If not, begin by preheating your grill to medium heat (or starting your coals).
Meanwhile, wash and trim the radishes, removing the greens and any small roots. Slice the radishes in half. The very small ones can be left as is.
In a medium-sized bowl, toss the radishes with olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and oregano (optional). Ensure they are well-coated. Allow them to marinate for about 10-15 minutes. This will help get some of the flavors into the radishes.
Place the radishes into a grill basket and set on the grill (you can also pre-heat the grill basket on the grill before transferring the radishes there). This will ensure the radishes will not fall through into the coals (if using a coal grill).
Grill the radishes for about 5-7 minutes, flipping them occasionally, until they are tender on the inside and slightly charred on the outside. The grilling time may vary depending on the size of the radishes.
Once the radishes are grilled, remove them from the heat and transfer them to a serving bowl.
Add some additional red wine vinegar and/or salt according to your taste.
What do grilled radishes taste like?
When grilled, the natural sharpness and spiciness of raw radishes is mellowed down and they become slightly sweetened during the process. The heat helps to soften their texture, making the radishes tender and not as crunchy as raw radishes.
Grilled radishes can be described as earthy, subtly smoky, and with a hint of sweetness. The charred exterior is probably one of the best parts of grilled radishes. But don’t over do it, so they don’t become bitter.
The red wine vinegar in this recipe brings out a tangy note that perfectly balances the other flavors. The result is seriously delicious.
How to Serve Grilled Radishes
Grilled radishes make a great side dish that pairs well with different proteins like grilled chicken, steak, or fish. You can also add them to a salad or use as a unique topping for burgers or sandwiches (just slice them before using).
Next time you’re looking to add a twist to your grilling adventures, give these grilled radishes a try. You’ll probably never look at radishes the same way again.
I hope you enjoy this simple yet impressive vegetable dish!
Lastly, if you make these grilled radishes, make sure to leave a comment and/or give this recipe a rating here! I’d love to hear back from you and will do my best to answer and respond to every comment. And of course, don’t forget to tag me on Instagram if you make this recipe. I’d love to see the photos of the recipes you have made!
- 2 Bunches radishes
- 1 tbsp Olive oil
- 1 tbsp Red wine vinegar (you can add more at the end to taste)
- ½ tsp Salt
- ¼ tsp Oregano (optional)
- Black pepper, to taste
- Preheat the grill (if not already doing this for another dish).
- Wash the radishes and trim the roots and the greens. Slice into halves and place into a medium-sized bowl.
- Add olive oil, red wine vinegar, salt, pepper, and oregano and toss everything together.
- Grill the radishes using a grill