These keto roasted radish wedges with pesto are one of our favorite low carb snacks (or entree or side!) as of late.
Keto Roasted Radish Wedges (i.e. ‘Potatoes’)
With Pesto 🍃
Given their versatility, we’re betting on radishes as the new cauliflower. Also because, at least in our book, cauliflower is ultimately not very good at impersonating potatoes. So if you’re into roasted radishes, or simply missing potatoes dearly (🙋🏿!!), you absolutely must give these guys a chance.
And if roasted radishes are already part of your repertoire, you will absolutely adore them paired with our traditional pesto. It simply elevates this root veggie to new heights.
Impersonating Potatoes 👻
And ‘can a radish really impersonate a potato?’. I mean, raw radishes are anything but potato-y: spicy, bitter, and totally juicy. But when roasted, something magical happens, and the result is actually rather extraordinary. Fact is, keto roasted radishes are pretty phenomenal. And we know many of you feel the same way, as you loved our parmesan roasted radishes.
Still, keep in mind that radishes are still radishes, and a slight trace will linger. But after a nice and (very!) long roast, they really are the closest thing to potatoes we’ve encountered.
So we cannot recommend enough that you give these roasted radishes a shot. Best case scenario you will be one of the lucky peeps to whom radishes totally taste like potatoes. And worst case? You’ll never whip them up again.
But we love them. Repeat, absolutely looove them!
And perhaps one of the most lovable things about radishes is their carb count. We’re talking 1.8g net carbs per 100g serving…! That equates roughly to 0.1g net carbs per medium 1-inch radish. Nuts right?
Keto Roasted Radish Wedges (i.e. 'Potatoes') With Pesto
These keto roasted radish wedges with pesto are one of our favorite low carb snacks (or entree or side!) as of late. Our traditional pesto simply elevates this root veggie to new heights.
- 1 batch our paleo & keto pesto
Preheat oven to 400°F/200°C. Brush a baking dish or rimmed tray with olive oil. *
Add radishes to prepared baking dish, drizzle with olive oil and season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Roast for 45 minutes, until golden and crisp, tossing them about half way through.
Serve right away with generous pesto to dip. Or alternatively, toss the roasted radish wedges with the pesto until fully coated.
*Based on your feedback, some of you are roasting them at 450°F/230°C for 45-60 minutes. So you will need to do some fiddling around depending on the size of your radishes and oven. So we suggest you taste them a bit along the way and adjust accordingly. Just note that we do prefer to roast them for longer at a lower temperature for optimal results.
Please note that nutrition facts are estimated for a 25g serving of raw radishes (about 4-5 medium radishes). And keep in mind that radishes shrink a lot when roasted.