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Delicious and Nutritious Radish Greens Recipes


Marissa is the writer of ThePracticalMommy and the blog Mommy Knows What's Best. She is a stay-at-home mom to four and was a teacher.


I have always loved radishes. They're ruby red, crunchy, and a tad spicy, making them a perfect addition to any vegetable platter or salad.

Here you are going to find two of my radish recipes, along with their health benefits. Enjoy!


Are Radish Greens Edible?

When I harvested my first small crop of radishes from my summer garden, I noticed how beautiful their leaves and tops were, making me wonder: are radish greens edible?

Yes, they are! Also, they are superbly healthy for you! They contain almost six times the Vitamin C content as the vegetable part, as well as healthy doses of calcium and protein.

So, how do they taste? Well, to be honest, they are quite bitter and rough in the raw. However, when added to a salad or sauteed, they are fantastic.

Below you will find two recipes using the greens. The ones I used came from my garden, but you can find them in stores as well. Enjoy!

Radish Greens Recipe: Salad

Prep timeReady inYields

15 min

15 min

One salad serves four people a small side salad

  • 1/2 head iceberg lettuce, (other kinds of lettuce can be used as well)
  • 1 small bushel radishes with greens
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1 tbsp lemon juice
  • 2 tbsp peach mango preserves, (adds sweetness and thickness to dressing)
  • oregano
  • basil
  • garlic powder
  • onion powder
  • salt
  • 1/2 avocado, optional
Radish leaves are edible, with a bitter taste and a rough texture. Best sauteed or paired with a sweet dressing.

Radish leaves are edible, with a bitter taste and a rough texture. Best sauteed or paired with a sweet dressing.

Sweet Peach Mango Preserves Dressing

I used peach mango preserves for this recipe, but you could probably use any other kind of similar preserves or substitute in some honey for the sweetness.

The amounts for this dressing will make enough for one large salad. You can add more to the mix and store it in the fridge or make less for a small salad. Make sure to mix well before serving!

Radish Greens Salad with Avocado Recipe Instructions

  1. Thoroughly clean lettuce, radishes, and greens in cool water. Pat dry with a paper towel.
  2. Tear apart lettuce and greens and place in a large salad bowl.
  3. Thinly slice radishes and mix into lettuce and greens.
  4. Slice an avocado, and put one half to the side. If necessary, remove the seed. Gently spoon the avocado from the shell and slice. Place it on top of the salad.
  5. In a separate bowl (I used a measuring cup), prepare the dressing. Mix ingredients until no longer chunky from preserves. Pour over salad.
  6. Optional: For additional crunch, you can add croutons, sunflower seeds, walnuts, or sliced almonds.

Nutritional Information

Below is the nutritional value of the radish greens salad, not including the dressing or the avocado. As you can see, for very few calories you can fill up since the salad is mostly roughage.

Sauteed Radish Greens With Sunflower Seeds Recipe

If you would rather cook the radish greens, here is a nice side dish recipe.


  • radish greens
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 1 tsp olive oil
  • 1/8 cup sunflower seeds
  • 1/2 tsp minced garlic
  • 1/8 tsp red pepper flakes
  • 1/2 tsp onion powder (or 1 small chopped onion)
  • salt
  • pepper


  1. In a pan, melt butter. Add minced garlic, red pepper flakes, olive oil, onion powder, and sunflower seeds. Stir until sunflower seeds are slightly browned.
  2. Add in radish greens. Sauté until tender. Add salt to taste.

Radish Greens Recipes

Do you eat radish greens?

© 2012 Marissa


Marissa (author) from United States on April 30, 2015:

George, I've never cooked turnip greens so I honestly don't know!

George on April 28, 2015:

Can you cook radish greens like you would turnip greens? Never have eaten them before but was wondering.

jenn huey on July 12, 2014:

I have to admit I have never used the greens from radishes although I grow them in my garden. I need to stop wasting so much that is edible

Jesselyn Andersyn on March 01, 2014:

Thank you so much for these Radish / Radish Green recipes. I was looking for recipes like these last Summer (when we grew our own) but then I forgot about it.

We LOVE radishes - and always buy only the biggest, freshest and leafiest bunchs (so beautiful - even as a centerpiece) but then the beautiful greens go to waste and so do some of the radishes.

I've been wanting to try cooked radishes (and especially radish greens - I love greens and I think they are the best part of a beet - so why not with radishes too??? Besides, waste not want not.

Your recipes sound very promising and I will definitely be trying them the next time I get to a fresh produce market (probably tomorrow) - the ones at the supermarket tend to look pretty tired and limp. Thanks!

D on February 28, 2014:

This looks really good. I've never had radish greens before but they seem very healthy for you!

Jeri Accardo on January 28, 2014:


Shannon on January 25, 2014:

What interesting recipes. I have never had the greens but now that I think about it, most stores sell them without the greens. Thank you for sharing...I am growing some this year for sure. I also like to roast the radishes in a pan with a bit of EVOO or butter. Yum.

Rosie on November 07, 2013:

These recipes sound wonderful. I've been noticing great radishes with perfect leaves at whole foods lately. I tend to use radishes in the summer and at the holidays, these salads make me want them all year round. Now that I know the health benefits, I want to make sure to have them all year.

oliversmum from australia on October 27, 2013:

ThePracticalMommy Hi. Thank you for all this information about Radish. Did not know that you could eat the green leaves or that they were so healthy. It is coming up summer over here ,so will be trying your recipes. Thumbs up and very interesting. :) :)

Marissa (author) from United States on August 16, 2013:

Rosie, you'll love it! Thanks for reading!

Rosie on August 15, 2013:

I've been eyeing bunches of organic radishes! I'd love to have a salad with them and the Sweet Peach Mango Preserves Dressing!

Marissa (author) from United States on June 17, 2013:

Inez, I bet that tastes great! Thanks for the tip!

Inez on June 17, 2013:

I like to slice radishes thinly and sauté them lightlywitha bit of butter, salt & pepper

Marissa (author) from United States on June 10, 2013:

peachpurple, no, the radish can be mild to spicy, depending on how long it is in the ground. The radishes are great for our bodies; great point! Thanks for reading!

peachy from Home Sweet Home on June 09, 2013:

in malaysia, our radish is in white color and taste bitter. Is yours sweet? I had never seen red radish. But i do know that radish helps to flush out toxins in our body. Thanks for sharing your recipes. Looks good to me. Voted up

Marissa (author) from United States on June 05, 2013:

Alise- Evon , I never thought to put the radish greens in a smoothie. Good thinking!

Thanks for reading and sharing!

Alise- Evon on June 05, 2013:

I tried radish greens last summer- I couldn't eat them raw because they were too scratchy for me, but I did like the taste. We ended up throwing them in our smoothies, which worked great. This summer I should try your sauteed greens with sunflower seeds recipe; that sounds good, too.

Voted up, useful, and shared.

Marissa (author) from United States on May 31, 2013:

epbooks, you'd be surprised: cooked just right, radish greens are delicious! Thanks for reading!

Elizabeth Parker from Las Vegas, NV on May 30, 2013:

I have to admit, I've never been a fan of radish so I'm not familiar with Radish greens, however, after reading this, I will keep an open mind to it-if nothing else but for the health benefits alone. Voted up and useful!

Marissa (author) from United States on March 20, 2013:

Ruth ferraz, glad you liked the recipe. Come back and let me know what you think if you try it! :)

Ruth Ferraz from New Jersey on March 15, 2013:

Interesting...I will plant and taste the radish leaves.

Thank you mommy for share your recipe!

Marissa (author) from United States on June 30, 2012:

Simone, oh, you need to try a radish! They are delicious, crisp, and sometimes spicy. Thank you very much for reading and commenting!

Simone Haruko Smith from San Francisco on June 29, 2012:

I don't think I've ever had a radish before, let alone radish greens. I'd love to try this!

Marissa (author) from United States on June 27, 2012:

tillsontitan, I can eat radishes like that too. 89? Wow! That's great that he's so healthy at that age. Keep on eating those radishes! ;)

Marissa (author) from United States on June 27, 2012:

teaches12345, I'm glad you like the salad idea! It's very refreshing for a hot summer day. :) Thanks for reading and commenting!

Marissa (author) from United States on June 27, 2012:

Tonipet, the recipe with the sunflower seeds is delicious; let me know what you think if you try it! Thanks very much for reading and commenting!

Mary Craig from New York on June 27, 2012:

Voted upu and useful. I too like radishes but never thought of eating the leaves! I was amazed to see how healthy radishes father-in-law eats them likek apples. I guess that's why at 89 he is a vibrant man!

Dianna Mendez on June 26, 2012:

I love the avocado and radish salad idea. This would mix my favorite flavors for an enjoyable meal.. Didn't know the leaves were edible and how healthy it was to eat a radish.

Tonette Fornillos from The City of Generals on June 26, 2012:

I'll be trying that recipe of its greens with sunflower seeds. It sounds healthy. Radish is a not so favorite in my house, so I'm looking for ways to have it something to relish for. Thanks for sharing so glad I saw this. My votes practicalmom! :)

Marissa (author) from United States on June 26, 2012:

Natashalh, let me know what you think! Thanks for reading. :)

Natasha from Hawaii on June 25, 2012:

I'd also never thought of eating radish greens! I'll have to try sautéing them. Thanks for the idea!

Marissa (author) from United States on June 25, 2012:

Act 3, if they're prepared just right, they're great! Thanks for reading. :)

chet thomas from Athens, GA on June 25, 2012:

Hadn't thought about eating radish greens before. I like other greens - so will have to try.

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