Radishes Ready for Summer and the 4th of July

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July 4th and outdoor grilling are on the horizon. Looking for recipes to go with the traditional hot dog? Something colorful and different?  Here’s a summer side dish to go with the fixings. Radishes are a perfect complement to chicken, beef, or sausage.  The red color goes with the July 4th holiday and looks great next to a green salad. They’re simple and provide an additional plus for the cook, they require little time. Who doesn’t like that, right? Another bonus, these bite-sized pieces are low in calories and contain no fat or cholesterol. Eaten raw, the little guys make a healthy snack. This beneficial vegetable is rich in vitamin C and contains fiber, best of all, radishes are filling and not fattening. Most Texans eat this crunchy little root veggie raw but try it sauteed. Serve warm, or make it ahead of time and bring the colorful dish to the picnic cold. Cooking time for this dish requires about ten minutes and the result is a sweet, spicy treat. You’ll want second helpings of this one.

Sauteed Radishes

A Lanissa Coker Recipe


1 -2 lbs of radishes

2 1/2 tablespoons butter

2 tablespoons honey

1/2 teaspoon sea salt


Melt the butter and honey in a saucepan or skillet. Add the quartered radishes and salt.

Photo courtesy Lanissa Coker

Sauté for about 15 minutes over low to medium heat or until radishes are tender, slightly browned, and become somewhat translucent.

Photo courtesy Lanissa Coker

This finished product resembles candy. Maybe these little guys should be renamed Candied Radishes. Enjoy!