Air fried radishes are mildly sweet and soft on the inside, yet crispy on the outside. They make a unique and low-carb side dish for any dinner and can be a wonderful substitute for roasted potatoes. Seasoned with olive oil, salt, and pepper, baked radishes are a WHOLE LOTTA YUM way to try something new! For some next level yumm, top them with a sprinkle of parmesan.
Radishes in Air Fryer
When my husband started a keto diet, the most difficult high-carb food for him to avoid was potatoes. A friend had me try roasted radishes and I was immediately sold! They are seriously SO GOOD and taste JUST like roasted potatoes. The catch? they are a much healthier alternative!
These delicious roasted air fryer radishes can be made in the air fryer or in the oven. While the oven has a way of bringing out lots of great flavors, the air fryer offers an equally tasty and quicker way to whip out a batch of this yummy side dish.
I especially enjoy tossing some shredded parmesan cheese on these radishes in the air fryer for the last couple of minutes to add a nice crisp cheesy finish. Roasted radishes are the perfect keto side but easily can become a staple in a non-keto household. You know they are good when your college-age son asks you for the recipe to cook for his roommates!
Why You'll Love This!
- Seasoned with a simple mix of olive oil, salt, and ground pepper, your air fryer radishes are infused with familiar flavors that meld with the meat of the vegetable.
- Air fryer radishes are a truly unique way to enjoy this oh-so-good-for-you root vegetable that many often ignore due to the harshness of the raw variety.
- Your oven needs just 14-minutes to transform your raw radishes from firm, bitter, and crunchy to soft, sweet, and tender.
- Roasted radishes are a terrific substitute for potatoes if you’re trying to cut back on starchy carbs, these are the closest thing to potatoes you can eat! The garlic roasted radishes are low-carb, keto, gluten-free, paleo, and vegan too, (unless you opt to add some parmesan of course!)
- If you have wondered how to cook radishes, this is the BEST recipe to start with! Not only is it super simple, but it will also yield fabulous results as roasted radishes are the best keto potato substitute.
You can serve these air fryer radishes with anything you'd serve a side of roasted potatoes with. They especially complement a flavorful protein like our air fryer country style ribs or some fresh salmon. My family recently had them with our garlic herb air fryer frozen salmon and coconut rice and the balance was amazing!
If you love our air fryer radishes, you'll love these other easy air fryer vegetables recipes including our air fryer bell pepper and onions and our maple glazed air fryer carrots.
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Air fried radishes are a pleasant surprise, not just because of how well they come out, but because of the few ingredients, you need to make this recipe.
- Radishes – While red is traditional, feel free to use a variety of radish colors to make your keto roasted radishes.
- Olive oil - Extra virgin was used for recipe testing, avocado also works well with air frying.
- Parmesan Cheese - Can be added for the last two minutes of cooking to add an extra yummy flavor boost.
- Garlic Salt – Can be substituted for sea salt to add a different flavor profile to your air fried radishes. You can also opt for a garlic powder and regular salt combo rather than the combination of garlic salt. Be sure to keep in mind that sea salt is about 75% the strength of Morton salt, so if you are using table salt like Mortons, be sure to cut back the salt by about 25%.
An Air Fryer- We have a Cosori XL basket style air fryer, an Omni Plus oven style air fryer, and a small 3.2L Farberware basket style air fryer. The Cosori was used in this recipe.
Step by Step Instructions
To make your air fried radishes, we are first going to make sure they are all roughly the same size, toss them all in some seasoning, and then in the air fryer they go where they will magically come out tasting (almost) like a completely different vegetable!
Preheat air fryer to 400 F.
Thoroughly wash and dry radishes. Cut ends of radishes off and chop radishes in half lengthwise. Place in bowl. Add sea salt, ground pepper, and olive oil to the bowl. Toss to combine/until radishes are fully coated in combination.
Place radishes in the preheated air fryer for 10-12 minutes. Be sure to flip/toss your radishes at around ⅚ minutes. If you want to add some extra flavor to your radishes, add ¼ cup of shredded parmesan cheese for the last 2 minutes of your cook time.
- Different air fryers tend to cook at different temperatures. Be sure to keep a close eye on your radishes the first time you cook them and adjust the time accordingly for your air fryer.
- When you place the seasoned/oiled radishes in the air fryer, be sure to avoid dumping any excess oil or liquid into your basket to maximize crispiness.
- Ensure that you space your radishes out in your basket, the more room they have the more golden and crisp they will become.
- Note that sea salt is about 75% less potent than most table salts, be sure to cut back your salt by 25% if you are using standard salt.
- If desired, you can add ¼ cup of shredded parmesan for the last two minutes of cooking. This adds a delicious pop of flavor to this tasty side.
- You can also mix your radishes with other vegetables like mushrooms (technically fungi) and onions. Just make sure they are still adequately spaced out to give your radishes room to cook properly.
- Feel free to mix up the seasonings! Take your favorite roasted potatoes recipe and add the seasoning to radishes whether it be a store-bought spice mix, Italian seasoning, lemon pepper, or simple salt and pepper.
Air fried radishes pair well with anything you'd pair roasted potatoes with. Chicken, salmon, ribs, you name it! They are a great way to substitute a starchy carb in your meal. Add another vegetable, and your favorite protein, and bam! It's a Whole Lotta Yum!
Cooked air fried radishes keep in the fridge for 4-5 days. it is best to reheat them in your air fryer to help them retain more of their crispiness. If you reheat in the microwave they tend to get soft and have more of a sharp traditional radish flavor come through.
One cup of radishes has approximately 2g net carbs. An average radish has approximately .2 net carbs.
More Air Fryer Vegetable Recipes
- Potato skins in air fryer
- Maple Glazed air fryer carrots
- Air fryer bell peppers and onions
- Air fryer frozen okra
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