Radishes are a nutrient dense root veggie with a host of health benefits, but they are often pushed to the side of our dinner plates. With a tart and somewhat bitter taste, it's easy to see why the radish gets a bad rap. But preparation and combination is key. Finding the right method for cooking radish or combination of ingredients to pair it with can change the way you think about this little red veggie. Not convinced? Let these 7 ravishing radish recipes change your mind.

Arugula, Tomato & Goat Cheese Frittata

The number of vegetable combinations you can add to this frittata are endless. Use what you like and what you have on hand. I love the tartness of the goat cheese. It adds a punch of flavour. Don’t overcook the frittata or it will be dry. As soon as the center sets, it’s ready.

Avocado & Radish Toasts

Seeded bread is toasted to perfection and slathered with creamy lime-splashed avocado. The toasts are topped off with sliced radishes and sprouts to add a peppery and balancing bite. This open-faced sandwich is simple, easy to pack for lunch, and incredibly satisfying.

Cinnamon Sugar Radish Chips

Spicy, earthy, warm, slightly bitter but also super sweet! A snacker's delight.

Radish & Egg Salad Sandwiches

Egg and radish make a wonderful combination and Sonja and Alex have captured this beautifully with their simple and satisfying sandwich. The Greek yogurt base is a lighter alternative to mayonnaise, and the radishes bring a crisp, peppery crunch. Makes an especially good lunch option, since it’s good for a few days in the refrigerator!

Rainbow Salad with Creamy Dill Dressing

This beautiful salad from Sylvia at Feasting at Home can be prepared with whatever veggies are in season! Instead of arugula, try romaine, kale, spinach or spring greens. For the remaining veggies - pick your own rainbow! Choose between 6-8 raw veggies in a variety of different colours and make it your own.

Roasted Radishes

Simple roasted radishes. Easy, fresh, clean flavours. If you’ve never roasted or cooked with radishes, imagine something similar to a turnip. It’s pretty mild and once roasted the slight bitter taste goes away and produces a subtle sweetness. 

Technicolour Super Salad

Watermelon radishes are the showstopper in this salad. Radishes have cancer preventive, anti-inflammatory and anti-oxidant properties, while chicory (AKA endive) is a bitter leaf that stimulates digestion, helping to break down food in the stomach. Both of these veggies also work to stimulate the liver and support detoxification.