Roasted Radishes and Carrots with a Lemon Dill Sauce

Roasted radishes and carrots drizzled with a lemon butter dill sauce will be the talk of the table. Not only are they trendy, but they’re healthy and delicious too! 

Roasted Radishes and Carrots in a Lemon Butter Dill Sauce Recipe

Looking for a new and trendy side dish for spring? Try roasted radishes. They’re on the list of food trends for 2015. Really!

Who knew that this vibrant-colored vegetable, that pops up so easily in a garden (even for a brown thumb like me) would be so tasty when caramelized in the oven? They are good for so much more than just a pretty salad garnish!

Roasted Radishes

These are typical radishes that you find in a grocery store. I think they are cherry belles. They have a crisp, peppery flavor. But, there are so many varieties out there worth trying, such as watermelon (white on the outside and bright pink on the inside,) black or Spanish (spicy,) French breakfast and the long white Daikon radishes. I swear I’m going to plant some radishes with my girls this summer!

Roasted radishes

Still, I throw caution to taste-testers and finicky eaters. The first time I served roasted radishes, I tossed them with a little olive oil, salt and pepper and roasted them just like you would any other vegetable. I was thrilled that a radish with such a spicy, pepper taste when eaten raw could mellow and sweeten so dramatically.

The family. Not so much. The earthiness was still there for them. I had to up my game. (I just love a good challenge!)

Roasted Radishes and Carrots Tips and Tricks

Roasted Radishes and Carrots

First, I added baby carrots to the mix. Everyone loves irresistible baby carrots. 🙂 Picky eaters can pass over the little red radishes. However, most of my crew gave them a second taste. Hmmm…not so bad on the second try. (They say it can take at least 10 times before a kid takes a liking to a new food…and aren’t we all just kids at heart!)

Roasted Radishes and Carrots in a Lemon Butter Dill Sauce Recipe

I didn’t take any chances the second time around. So, I drizzled a mixture of butter, fresh lemon juice and dill over the top to seal the deal.

Trend-setters…that’s what I tell them!

Roasted Radishes and Carrots with a Lemon Butter Dill Sauce
 
Roasted radishes and carrots drizzled with a lemon butter dill sauce will be the talk of the table. Not only are they trendy, but they're very tasty too!
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Serves: 4 servings
Ingredients
  • 1 pound radishes, trimmed and cut in half or quarters
  • 1 pound baby carrots
  • 2 Tablespoons olive oil
  • ¼ teaspoon salt (or to taste)
  • ⅛ teaspoon pepper (or to taste)
Lemon Butter Dill Sauce
  • 1 Tablespoons butter or margarine
  • 1 Tablespoon lemon juice
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill, chopped
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees F.
  2. Toss radishes and carrots with olive oil.
  3. Spread vegetables out in a single layer on a baking sheet.
  4. Sprinkle with salt and pepper.
  5. Cook for about 20 minutes or until fork tender.
  6. While vegetables are roasting, make the lemon butter dill sauce.
  7. Melt butter in a small pot or in the microwave.
  8. Stir in lemon juice and dill.
  9. Drizzle sauce over vegetables and enjoy.

Enjoy!

Roasted Radishes and Carrots in a Lemon Butter Dill Sauce

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Comments

  1. I love roasted radishes and what a great idea to add carrots

  2. I’ve been seeing several recipes lately with roasted radishes and they look delicious! Can’t wait to try them!

  3. I’ve never eaten radishes any way other than raw. I’m really anxious to give roasted ones a try!

  4. I am super excited that radishes are trendy, and that you posted this recipe! Radishes are the only thing I can actually grow in my garden!

  5. I roast radishes every year when I’m knee deep in them from my CSA farm share. I love the addition of carrots and the dill butter sauce. My kids might actually try them with that sauce drizzled over top.

  6. I’ve never made roasted radishes before, what a great idea! The balance of the sweet carrots is perfect!

  7. When I was a kid, I used to snack on radishes like they were going out of style. I’ve never thought to roast them!

  8. yum! what a great side dish!

  9. Love that you roasted these with carrots! This is totally the perfect side dish! I also have a “brown thumb” haha but I may have to give these a go in the garden!

  10. So, brown thumb is what you call folks that don’t have a green thumb?! I’ve always been wondering about that haha! Makes perfect sense 🙂 Roasted radishes are my favorite! I will have to try your recipe!!

  11. I LOVE roasting veggies! WHy have I not thought of adding radishes to the mix?! I MUST try this! And anything with dill I am game for!