This air fryer radishes recipe is the perfect keto alternative to loaded potatoes! Air fried radishes are far more mellow than raw radishes. This side dish is a winner with those who don’t like raw radishes as well as those on a low-carb diet. When topped with sour cream, cheddar, chives, and a crumble of bacon, you won’t miss the potatoes at all!
- 🤔 What do air fried radishes taste like?
- 👩🏻🍳 Why You’ll Love This Air Fryer Radish Recipe
- ⭐ Are radishes keto?
- 🔥 Air Fryer Radishes (Keto Ingredients)
- 🥓 Radish Seasonings and Toppings
- 🔪 How do you make roasted radishes in the air fryer?
- ⏲️ Keto Radishes Air Fryer Time and Temp
- 🌡️ How to Reheat Leftovers
- 📋Carbs in Radishes
- 💭 Expert Tips from a Dietitian
- 👨🏾🍳 Other Air Fryer Side Dishes
- The Disclaimer…
- 📖 Recipe
- 💬 Comments
🤔 What do air fried radishes taste like?
This air fryer radish recipe is one of the best air fryer recipes around. If you think you are a radish hater because you’ve only had this veggie raw, be sure to try them cooked! Radishes become mild and sweet when cooked, losing their sharp, peppery flavor.
I roasted some potatoes and cauliflower the same day I made these radishes so I could compare them. We thought the radishes would work just as well as the cauliflower for a low-carb potato substitute. Try them and see what do roasted radishes taste like for yourself!
👩🏻🍳 Why You’ll Love This Air Fryer Radish Recipe
My family members are not the biggest fans of raw radishes. When I get a bunch of radishes, I typically add them to my lunch salads. The other people in my household usually avoid them.
One week I got two bunches of radishes in a produce delivery box. I really needed to find a way to incorporate them into a family meal. Two bunches of radishes are a bit much for me to enjoy alone.
Since I’ve been throwing everything in the air fryer lately, I decided to pop the radishes in there as well. And while I was at it, I chose to load them up with goodies like cheddar cheese and bacon.
I wanted to give these air fryer radishes a chance to win the love of my family. Let’s face it, veggies topped with bacon and cheese can be pretty hard to resist.
Spoiler alert: my plan worked and this radish side dish was well accepted! I bet you’ll love it too.
If you’ve been making your veggies more palatable with added sugars like honey and maple syrup, now’s a great time to try something new. May I recommend this no added sugar air fry radish recipe? This fast and easy recipe is going to change your perception of the radish as a boring salad vegetable!
⭐ Are radishes keto?
Yes, radishes are a good fit for keto and low carb diets. Per Cronometer, one cup of sliced raw radishes is only 3 grams of net carbs. Radishes are also a naturally gluten-free, vegetarian, vegan, and low calorie food.
Just think of all the keto radish recipes in the air fryer you could make! Turn strips of crispy air fried radishes into radish fries (AKA radish chips), make air fryer radish hash browns... You get the idea!
Are radishes healthier than potatoes?
Both radishes and potatoes are nutritious vegetables, and either veggie can play a role in an overall healthy diet pattern. The answer to which one is healthier depends on your dietary needs and preferences and what you’re looking for. Radishes are much lower in carbohydrates and calories than potatoes, and are a better fit for low carb diets.
🔥 Air Fryer Radishes (Keto Ingredients)
Here’s what you need to make radishes in the air fryer:
- Red radishes
- Olive oil (or your favorite cooking oil)
- Garlic powder
- Onion powder
- Dried parsley
- Salt and black pepper
- Cooking oil spray
Specific quantities of ingredients are located in the recipe card at the bottom of the post!
You can use red radishes or rainbow radishes here. If you use daikon radishes, you will need to peel them and chop them small.
Make sure to use a non-aerosol cooking spray when air frying. Aerosol cooking sprays may damage the finish on some air fryer baskets or trays.
I developed this recipe using a 10-Quart Kalorik Digital Air Fryer Oven. The Ninja Foodi, Philips, Nuwave, Pampered Chef, Actifry, Instant Pot Vortex, Cosori, Breville, and other air fryers can also be used to air fry radishes. You may need to make slight adjustments to the cooking time depending on the air fryer you use.
Always check the food early the first time you try a new air fryer recipe. That way you won’t accidentally burn your food!
🥓 Radish Seasonings and Toppings
This keto radish air fryer recipe is loaded up with some of my favorite toppings:
- Cooked and crumbled bacon
- Shredded cheddar cheese
- Sour cream
- Sliced scallions
- Chopped chives
If you’re making this air fryer radish dish keto-friendly, you’re going to want a bacon with no added sugar. Lately I’ve been using Nature’s Rancher No Sugar Added Bacon, and I LOVE it. It’s only 30 calories per cooked slice, so a little crumble shouldn’t impede fat loss goals.
The main reason I’m loving this bacon, however, is that it browns and crisps perfectly each time. Without the sugars, it doesn’t burn as quickly as other bacon options.
You don’t have to top or season your radishes the way I do. Here are some other ideas for flavoring radishes made in the air fryer:
- Onion powder
- Ranch dressing mix
- Chili powder
- Taco seasoning
- Cajun spice
- Crushed red pepper flakes
- Lemon juice
- Lemon zest
- Parmesan cheese
🔪 How do you make roasted radishes in the air fryer?
First let’s cover how to prepare radishes. Wash dirt away with cool water and trim both ends of each radish. There’s no need to peel them; save the radish greens to make keto pesto.
Cut each radish in half or quarters, depending on its size. Put the radishes in a bowl, and drizzle with oil, stirring to coat. Sprinkle on the garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, salt, and pepper, and stir again.
Mist an air fryer baking tray or air fryer basket with cooking spray. Spread the prepared radishes on the tray in a single layer. If you have an air fryer oven, place the tray in the top rack position.
⏲️ Keto Radishes Air Fryer Time and Temp
How long to air fry radishes? What's the air fryer radish temperature? Air fry radishes for a total of 20 minutes at 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200C). Flip the radishes and spray with more oil halfway through cooking time.
After air frying, you can load the radishes with crumbled bacon, cheese, sour cream, scallions, and chives. Then all that’s left for you to do is dig in! ️
🌡️ How to Reheat Leftovers
Leftover cooked radishes will last up to 3-4 days in a covered container in the fridge. Reheat radishes in the microwave for one minute on high in a microwave-safe container. Top the radishes after reheating.
You can freeze both cooked and raw radishes, though the texture may change when thawed. For the best quality, blanch raw radishes before freezing.
📋Carbs in Radishes
Do radishes have carbs? Yes, but not much. One serving of air fryer radishes has 241 calories, 5.8 grams net carbs, and 9.1 grams protein. This is for half the recipe listed below, and includes the radish toppings.
💭 Expert Tips from a Dietitian
This is a level 3 recipe (weight maintenance and active lifestyles). This tasty side dish provides over 200 calories for half the recipe. You can probably guess what I will say here but skip the loaded toppings for level 1. These air fried radishes are lightly seasoned and make a perfectly respectable side without the bacon, cheese, and so on.
Are radishes good for weight loss? Radishes are a low calorie and high-volume food that can help volume eaters stay full on fewer calories. Radishes are an excellent addition to meals that promote weight loss (if cooked with little or no oil and sugar).
Are radishes healthier cooked or raw? Both cooked and raw radishes are healthy, and I include both in my diet. Radishes do lose certain nutrients (particularly vitamin C) with cooking, though that doesn’t mean you should skip cooked vegetables.
There are lots of health claims about radishes online, such as that they are a super food and anti-inflammatory. Some claims are bogus while others are rooted in truth. For example, radishes contain potassium, a mineral that does help to lower high blood pressure.
I don’t recommend making air fryer radishes without oil. Using a small amount of oil helps the edges of the radishes get browned and crispy. Without the oil, the radishes get a bit dried out during cooking.
To make air fryer radish chips, cut the radishes thin and coat with oil. Air fry at 375F (190C), checking them and flipping them every 5 minutes until crisped to your liking.
My favorite way to use radishes is in salads, such as this Popcorn Chicken Salad Bowl. You can also use radishes in slaws, to top nachos, in sandwich wraps, or on Air Fryer Sweet Potato Toast.
👨🏾🍳 Other Air Fryer Side Dishes
Need more side dish ideas for the air fryer? Check these out:
- Trader Joe’s Butternut Squash Zig Zags (Air Fryer)
- Roasted Air Fryer Carrots
- Air Fryer Mexican Cornbread
- Air Fryer Baby Potatoes
You might also enjoy our entire collection of Air Fryer Recipes! You can make practically anything in an air fryer!
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For more information on how the three recipe levels may help with a weight management goal, refer to my overnight oats no sugar post. Let's get cooking!
Air Fryer Radishes – Loaded! (Low-Carb, Keto)
- 12 ounces radishes, trimmed 340 grams (approximately 2 bunches of radishes)
- 1 tablespoon olive oil
- ¼ teaspoon garlic powder
- ¼ teaspoon onion powder
- ¼ teaspoon dried parsley
- salt and pepper, to taste
- cooking oil spray of choice
For the loaded toppings:
- 2 slices bacon (choose one with no added sugar)
- 1 ounce shredded cheddar 28 grams (about ¼ cup)
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- 2 scallions, sliced
- 1 tablespoon chopped garlic chives (or regular chives from the grocery store)
- Wash your radishes and trim the ends. Cut them into halves (or into quarters, if they are large). Pour the olive oil on them and stir.
- Mix the garlic powder, onion powder, parsley, salt, and pepper together. Sprinkle this mixture over the radishes and stir well.
- Mist your air fryer tray with the cooking oil spray. Spread your radishes out in a single layer on the tray.
- Put the tray in the top rack position in your air fryer oven. Bake for 10 minutes at 400°F (200°C). Then flip your radishes and cook them for an additional 10 minutes at 400°F (200°C).
- While your radishes cook, prepare your loaded toppings. Cook the bacon in a skillet, and crumble or chop it.
- Once your air fried radishes are finished cooking, you can top them. Sprinkle the cheddar over the radishes while they are still hot. Dollop on the sour cream, and sprinkle the bacon crumbles on top. Finish the dish with the chives and scallions. Bon appetit!
- Watch the old recipe video here: https://youtu.be/RVGFhWNgMXc (new video below)
Did you try air frying radishes with this recipe? You can tell me about it in the comments below!
Also, I’d love to hear about why you decided to try air frying a radish. Do you dislike raw radishes, are you on a keto diet, or some other reason? Aside from potatoes and radishes, are there any other vegetables that you’ve loaded with sour cream, bacon, cheddar, and chives?
Michelle Kasallis says
Loved it, thanks for the recipe!!!!
Summer Yule says
So happy you enjoyed it! Thank you so much for the feedback 🙂
Terrified Amateur says
Summer, outstanding! I had no idea radishes were capable of such a transformation. I know garlic, when baked, becomes soft and creamy, and loses its bite (but not its flavor), but radishes' similar superpowers is news to me.
Thanks much for writing a new chapter. Perhaps, even, a new book!
Summer Yule says
Oh, yes! Baked garlic is wonderful and doesn't lose its flavor. It's a little different with the radishes. I think if you've never had a baked radish and could not see what you're eating, you might not be able to tell it's a radish.
I need a similar trick for radicchio. I've tried pretty much everything but boiling it to death at this point to make it edible to my family. lol They have a bitterness that will not die.
Terrified Amateur says
Radicchio is a tough customer, for sure. Forgive the repetition is you already read the response on my blog, but I'd recommend a two-pronged approach to rescue diners from bitterness.
First, abandon hopes of "eliminating" radicchio's bitterness. No, it's here to stay. Still, no call to give up! While we can't make radicchio mild by itself, we can distract the taste buds, then compensate for the disagreeable taste.
Maybe, dust it with cayenne powder and, if the recipe will admit it, add something sweet and juicy. Mango would be ideal. Hope this works!
Summer Yule says
It's a tough one. Spicy tends to be hit or miss with my son but the mango might go over well.
I always say I pretty much like all vegetables but in truth, I just don't buy certain veggies like radicchio. The produce deliveries have been forcing us to broaden our horizons a little more. That said, one week we ended up with three heads of radicchio and it was a bit much!
Summer Yule says
Thank you! I need a similar trick for radicchio. I've tried pretty much everything at this point aside from boiling it to death. It remains forever bitter. lol