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Roasted Radish Chips (Recipe Revisited)

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A simple and easy way to prepare fresh radishes.  These Roasted Radish Chips are vegan, gluten-free, and paleo!

roasted_radish_chipsRadishes = comfort, happiness, and joy.

Weird?  Maybe.  After all, most people do not tend to have strongly positive feelings toward this slightly bitter vegetable.  But for me, radishes bring back fond memories of home and make me think of a very important person in my life: my dad.

roasted_radish_chips 9For as long as I can remember, my dad has always grown a garden in our backyard full of tons of delicious fruits and vegetables.  From green peppers, to tomatoes, to radishes, and good ‘ole Iowa sweet corn, it has always been one of my most favorite things about the spring and summer seasons.  To this day, I still get excited when I make the five-hour trip home and my dad sends me back to Omaha with a box of fresh goodies straight from the ground.

I have my dad to thank for my love of radishes.  Ever since my younger years he would pick them from the garden, wash them, cut them up, and stick them in a bowl of cold water in the fridge.  I can still picture it now.  Every time I would open the refrigerator door, I’d snag one or two to munch on.  Nowadays since I do not have my dad to keep my fridge stocked with radishes, I tend to eat them salted, throw them in salads, and make them into one of my favorite snacks: roasted radish chips.

roasted_radish_chips 5When I first shared my recipe for these Roasted Radish Chips over two years ago, I had no idea they would be so popular.  But to this day, they consistently remain as one of my most popular and searched-for recipes here on Clean Eating Veggie Girl.  Obviously I am not the only radish lover.  Either that, or people are just desperate to find unique ways to use up the plethora of radishes in their CSA boxes come spring and early summer.  Regardless of the reason, I think we need to give radishes a bit more credit.  Sure, they can be a bit bitter.  But with a sprinkling of basic seasonings and a little heat, they are darn delicious!

roasted_radish_chips 3Due to the popularity of these radish chips and the sincere need for some new, prettier pictures, I am sharing this two-year old recipe again with you today.  Radishes generally are not used to being the “stars” of the show in the vegetable department, but today they deserve their very own post.  Let’s turn radishes into a tasty and healthy snack, or your new favorite way to top a spring or summer salad!

roasted_radish_chips 8Roasted Radish Chips
Vegan, Gluten-Free, Paleo

Serves 2

Ingredients

8 to 10 whole radishes, washed and dried
coconut oil or extra virgin olive oil cooking spray
1/2 tsp fine sea salt
1/2 tsp black pepper
1/2 tsp garlic powder
1/2 tsp onion powder

Directions

1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees F.

2. Slice radishes into 1/4-inch thick pieces using a mandoline slicer or knife.

roasted_radish_chips3. Place the radish slices on a baking sheet that has been lined with a silicone mat, parchment paper, or foil.

roasted_radish_chips 24. Spray the radish slices with your oil of choice and sprinkle with half of the seasonings.

5. Place the radish slices into the oven and roast for approximately 15 minutes.

6. Remove the radishes from the oven, flip, spray with additional oil, and sprinkle with remaining seasonings.

7. Roast for an additional 10 to 15 minutes, or until golden brown.  Be sure to watch them carefully toward the end, as they can burn quickly.

roasted_radish_chips 4I highly recommend dipping these radish chips into your favorite hummus, or dressing your next salad with them.  Go on!  Give radishes a try.  They may not bring you comfort and joy like they do to me, but I bet you will still like ’em.  Maybe you’ll even love them!

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  • sue June 8, 2015, 7:31 am
    Love the sound of these. I really like plantain chips as an alternative to regular chips for dips too. Radish don't seem to be as popular in the US but they are something I would always add to a salad when I lived in the UK Perhaps you can champion their popularity. sue recently posted...REMODELING A KITCHEN IN MY HOUSTON HOUSEMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 8, 2015, 9:27 am
      Plantain chips are definitely a favorite of mine, too! And YES! I should totally turn radishes into a popular thing ;)
  • Carla June 8, 2015, 7:32 am
    okay :-) it's summer. It's time for new things. The child is home. We must try!!!!! Carla recently posted...What if it all went away?My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 8, 2015, 9:27 am
      I hope you do and that you love them as much as I do!!
  • Jamie | Jamie's Recipes June 8, 2015, 8:34 am
    What a great idea! I've made grilled radishes and roasted whole radishes before I can't believe I didn't think about making them into radish chips. Delicious! p.s. our fridge was always stocked with a giant bowl of radishes during the summer months. They were always so refreshing after running around outside all day. Jamie | Jamie's Recipes recently posted...20 Recipes for Cinco de MayoMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 8, 2015, 9:28 am
      YES for fridges stocked with radishes!! Also... grilled radishes? That sounds crazy good. I need to have my dad try that the next time I am home.
  • Rebecca @ Strength and Sunshine June 8, 2015, 10:07 am
    So weird! I've had this weird radish obsession over the last few months and have some in the fridge right now! I used them for a recipe (roasted), but also just like slicing them plain for salads! (My addiction started at the Whole Foods bar down in school. I would pile on the crisp raw sliced ones! Haha!)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 8, 2015, 3:50 pm
      I LOVE the raw ones sliced in salads, too!!
  • Kate @ Kate Lives Healthy June 8, 2015, 10:09 am
    Definitely trying this out. I am a huge radish fan. I love snacking on them raw. I'll often pick up the 99 cent bags from TJ and snack on them on the drive home :) Kate @ Kate Lives Healthy recently posted...WIAW #50My Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 8, 2015, 3:56 pm
      Aren't they SO good? I am glad there are other radish lovers out there!
  • Erin @ Her Heartland Soul June 8, 2015, 10:28 am
    What a special memory with your dad! To be honest I'm not even sure I can recall how radishes taste! haha I might be a fan? Either way, I need to try these!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 8, 2015, 3:57 pm
      Haha! So funny! I think you need to pick some up some time and roast them... or just stick them in a salad raw! And if you don't like them... well, you can give them to me ;)
  • Dana | fresh simple five June 8, 2015, 11:26 am
    I love when food carries a special meaning/memory! How special for you and your dad. I laughed a little when you mentioned the CSA because I have my first box coming next weekend and a bunch of radishes growing at home now too. I'm sure I'll have a need for this recipe in the near future. Dana | fresh simple five recently posted...As Seen in the KitchenMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 8, 2015, 3:59 pm
      You just never know what you are going to get in the CSA box, but I would not be surprised if you found some radishes in there! Now you'll have an extra idea for what to do with them ;)
  • Samantha June 8, 2015, 3:15 pm
    Those sound delicious! I will definitely have to try them :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 8, 2015, 4:06 pm
      I hope you do, and that you love them as much as I have been!
  • Benjamin June 8, 2015, 5:07 pm
    And then with the greens, I recommend making radish leaf pesto!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 8, 2015, 9:52 pm
      Oh yum!! That sounds amazing. I LOVE the sound of that.
  • Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health June 8, 2015, 6:09 pm
    What a cool idea! I've never seen radish chips but I bet they're delicious! Sarah @ Making Thyme for Health recently posted...Blueberry Mojito KombuchaMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 8, 2015, 9:53 pm
      I sure do like them! I think EVERYONE should try them ;)
  • GiGi Eats June 8, 2015, 9:15 pm
    I LOVE making chips out of all veggies!!! Radish chips are a new one, not sure why I didn't even think of that ha ha!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 8, 2015, 9:54 pm
      Sometimes the best things are the least obvious! You should try them :)
  • Ashley @ Wishes & DIshes June 8, 2015, 11:43 pm
    I like the idea of dipping these in hummus! Great idea! Ashley @ Wishes & DIshes recently posted...Grilling the Perfect Ribeye SteakMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 9, 2015, 12:08 pm
      You definitely cannot go wrong with veggies in hummus... ever. I think that'd be nearly impossible ;)
  • Ashley June 9, 2015, 8:57 am
    I've only really gotten into radishes within the last year or two ... and now I'm obsessed! These chips look awesomeeeee. I've just been slicing thin and putting on tacos, pasta, etc. These are so fun! Ashley recently posted...Arugula Pesto Pizza with Herbed RicottaMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 9, 2015, 12:21 pm
      Oh my gosh, I MUST try them on tacos next. That sounds delicious!
  • Andie @ Pretty Little Vegan June 9, 2015, 10:06 am
    Oh wow, I am definitely going to have to try these. I love ANY kind of veggie roasted in the oven. These would be a great side dish to a sandwich for lunch too. Yummy!
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 9, 2015, 12:22 pm
      I bet they would even be great ON a sandwich (I am totally one of those people who puts chips on sandwiches)!
  • Alissa Apel June 9, 2015, 10:59 am
    I bet they have a little more KICK than other chips, which is great! I'd love them, and will have to try this! Alissa Apel recently posted...SOFTMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 9, 2015, 12:32 pm
      Yes! They definitely have more of a kick. I love the added flavor punch that these chips pack. I hope you enjoy them :)
  • Becky @ Olives n Wine June 9, 2015, 12:04 pm
    I LOVE this idea! I'm a huge radish fan and if I can have them in the chip variety, I'm sold ;) It looks easy peasy and like the perfect summer snack! Becky @ Olives n Wine recently posted...#91 Treat Yourself TuesdayMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 9, 2015, 12:37 pm
      Everything is better in chip form, right? ;)
  • bethany @ athletic avocado June 9, 2015, 8:43 pm
    This is such a good idea! I need to make radish chips! Yum :) bethany @ athletic avocado recently posted...Lemon-Blueberry Muesli CupsMy Profile
    • ClnEatingVegGrl June 9, 2015, 8:47 pm
      Yes you sure do!! I hope you enjoy them.
  • jordan @ dancing for donuts May 4, 2017, 5:36 pm
    i've recently fallen in love with radishes in salads, but i've never thought about roasting them!! these sound so delish, thank you for sharing :)
    • ClnEatingVegGrl May 5, 2017, 8:32 am
      It's amazing what roasting radishes can do to them. It's my favorite way to eat them!
  • Cyn September 30, 2017, 9:31 pm
    I'm going to try these today. They sound delicious. I do have 2 questions. How long do they keep? Do I need to refrigerate? Probably dumb questions. 😊
    • ClnEatingVegGrl October 5, 2017, 9:46 am
      I always refrigerate my leftovers, but they are definitely best eaten right out of the oven!

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