Air fryer radishes are a great side dish using a simple recipe that takes very little effort and time. They’re a great alternative to high calorie options, and you can almost always find the simple ingredients at your local grocery store.
After I saw a recipe for crispy air fryer keto radishes, I decided to try making them. I’m not following a keto diet, but I do like a lot of the keto recipes.
This air fryer radish recipe varies somewhat from the recipe I saw. I added the garlic powder and onion powder because I wanted more flavor.
Roasted Radishes – Tasty Side Dish or Healthy Snack
When you’re looking for side dishes to go with your next meal, you’re probably looking for something that tastes good. However, many delicious options are loaded with calories and carbs.
This is a low carb side dish that can take the place of potatoes or anything else that’s starchy. They taste similar to cooked potatoes, but the flavor isn’t exactly the same. I actually think I like them even more.
These easy air fryer roasted radishes are a great option when you want to fill your recipe box with low carb recipes. Whether you’re looking for your next yummy side dish or a healthy snack that satisfies, give these roasted radishes a try.
I’ve always enjoyed the flavor of roasted vegetables, such as these Brussels sprouts. The recipe here is for the oven-baked version, but they’re just as good as—or better—in the air fryer. If you want to roast them in your air fryer, cut the time by one-third and air fry them at 400˚ F.
You can find all of the ingredients for this entire recipe at any grocery store. I love the fact that it’s budget friendly as well!
Here are the things you’ll need:
- Olive oil
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Salt and black pepper
For exact measurements of each ingredient and full directions, go to the recipe card at the bottom of the page. You can even print out the card by using the “print” button.
If you want to add more, try these delicious ingredients:
- Grated parmesan cheese
- Crumbled bacon or bacon bits
- Any dry or fresh herbs you enjoy
When I make them for my husband and me, I am very likely to add some heat, like cayenne. We like the spicy flavor mixed with the sweet taste that comes from roasting the radishes.
We often enjoy dipping our veggies. Here are some delicious dips:
- Sour cream
- Taco Bell Baja sauce
- Plain greek yogurt
- Honey mustard dressing
- Lime or lemon juice
- Everything bagel dip
- Drawn butter
- Seasoned olive oil
- Zesty homemade dipping sauce
- Buttermilk ranch dressing
How to Make Air Fryer Radishes
I usually start by preheating my air fryer to 400˚ F. But I don’t think it’s necessary. In fact, sometimes I forget, and I can’t really tell the difference.
While the air fryer preheats, wash and dry the raw radishes. Cut off the ends.
If you have a bunch of radishes that come with the greens, cut those off and set them aside to add to your next salad. Radish greens are delicious!
Next, cut them into halves and quarters, depending on the size of each radish. They need to be as uniform in size as possible.
Using a clean paper towel, dry the radish pieces again. If you don’t do this, you run the risk of the radishes not getting crispy.
Now place them in a medium mixing bowl. I sprinkled them with olive oil, but you can spray them if you have a good sprayer.
I’ve added the oil both ways, and tossing them in the oil is the best way for me. Try both ways to determine which is better for you.
Add the garlic powder, onion powder, salt, and pepper. If you’re adding bacon bits, add those too. Toss all of the ingredients to coat all of the radish pieces.
Place radishes in the air fryer in a single layer.
Doing this enables the air to flow freely around the radish pieces.
Air fry the radishes for 4 minutes. Remove the air fryer basket and shake it until the radishes are all flipped over.
Return the basket to the air fryer and cook for another 4 minutes. Check the radishes to see if they are as tender and crispy as you want.
Things to Consider When Air Frying Radishes
Something I’ve noticed is that if I don’t dry the radishes off after cutting them, they take what seems like forever to become crispy. So if you want them extra crispy, make sure you dry them well before adding the oil and seasonings.
If not, return the basket and air fry in 1 minute intervals. Every air fryer cooks a little differently, so the cook time may vary.
After they’re done, you can enjoy them as a side dish or appetizer. I like to add a little garnish for color. Or place them on beds of dark green lettuce or spinach for an attractive presentation.
Roasted Radishes in the Oven
If you don’t have an air fryer or you’d like to try roasting radishes in the oven, by all means, give it a try. I’ve cooked them that way, and they still turn out great! In fact the cooking process really doesn’t matter as long as you get the results you desire.
The first thing I like to do is cover a sheet pan with either parchment paper or aluminum foil. Prepare the radishes as you would for the air fryer recipe.
Then spread the radish pieces out in a single layer on the pan. Roast at 425˚ F for about 15-20 minutes, depending on how crispy you want them.
Garnish for Air Fryer Radishes
These radishes actually look really good as-is. But if you want to dress them up a little more, garnish them with something that contrasts their red color.
I enjoy sprinkling a little bit of dried or fresh parsley over the top. Chives are also good, and they add even more flavor.
Take a look around your spice collection and see if there’s anything else that looks good. Even just a tiny bit of something will make them even more special than they already are.
How to Keep Leftover Roasted Radishes
We seldom have any leftover radishes because they’re so good. However, if you have any left, put them in an airtight container—either a ziplock bag or a container with a lid that tightly seals.
Place them in the refrigerator for up to a couple of days. When you want to eat the leftover radishes, blot them with a paper towel again and place them back in your air fryer.
Air fry them for 2 minutes on 400˚ F. Check them and see if they have the temperature and texture you want. You can always put them back in the air fryer for another minute or two if you want.
See this recipe shared at Full Plate Thursday.
More Delicious Air Fryer Recipes – Vegetables and Fruits
Veggies cooked in an air fryer always turn out better than traditionally roasted. They’re sweeter, and the outer parts caramelize so well.
Here are some of our favorite air fryer fruits and vegetables:
Air Fryer Carrot Recipe – Tender, sweet, and absolutely amazing, your family will beg for more after the first time they have these delicious air fried carrots.
Crispy Zucchini Parmesan Chips – Here’s another one that you can serve as a healthy side dish or appetizer. It’s delicious with almost any kind of dip.
Air Fryer Pineapple Rings – If you’re a pineapple lover, you might have had grilled pineapple rings. These are similar … only better.
Bacon Wrapped Asparagus – Bacon wrapped anything is pretty wonderful. And air fried asparagus is next-level delicious!
Sweet Potato Fries – Here’s a great side dish that almost tastes like dessert! Mmm! So good!
Butternut Squash – You can use fresh butternut squash, or you can do it the easy way. Pick up a pack of frozen butternut squash that’s already cut into bite-size pieces.
Air Fryer Zucchini Fries – Serve these either instead of or alongside French fries. You might be surprised that these are as popular as the potatoes.
Air Fryer Meat Recipes
Ever since I first got my air fryer, I’ve discovered that almost any meat can be cooked in it. That suits me just fine because it’s quick and easy. And it’s easier to clean up afterward!
Try one of these air fryer recipes next time you cook meat:
Garlic Lemon Chicken Thighs – Loaded with flavor, this just might become your favorite main dish to serve for a special occasion.
Pork Tenderloin – Cooking this budget-friendly cut of meat saves so much time yet delivers great results!
Pork Chops – If you like pork chops, you’ll want to try this recipe from Back to My Southern Roots!
Country Style Ribs – We enjoy our ribs cooked in the air fryer as much as the ones cooked on the grill. And it’s so easy!
- 20 radishes
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder
- 1/2 teaspoon onion powder
- Crumbled bacon or bacon bits (optional)
- Salt and black pepper to taste
- Preheat your air fryer to 400 degrees F.
- Wash and dry radishes. Cut them into halves or quarters, depending on their size.
- Blot the cut radish pieces again with a paper towel so they will become crispy.
- Place them in a medium mixing bowl.
- Either sprinkle or spray them with olive oil.
- Add the seasonings and toss until all of them are coated.
- Air fry the radishes for 4 minutes. Shake the air fryer basket and cook for an additional 4 minutes.
- They are done when the radishes are crispy on the outside and tender on the inside.
Here are some optional ingredients you can add, either before air frying the radishes or afterward:
- 1/2 teaspoon oregano
- 1/2 teaspoon parmesan cheese, grated
- Bacon bits
- Dash of cayenne
Serve these delicious radishes with a side of sour cream or any of your favorite dips, sauces, and salad dressings.
Nutrition InformationYield 4 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 86Total Fat 7gSaturated Fat 2gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 5gCholesterol 9mgSodium 331mgCarbohydrates 2gFiber 1gSugar 0gProtein 4g