Pan-Roasted Radishes with Italian-Style Greens Recipe - Vegetarian Times

Pan-Roasted Radishes with Italian-Style Greens

Pan-Roasted Radishes with Italian-Style Greens

Cooked radishes taste a lot like turnips, their Brassicaceae cousins, but with a milder flavor. If your radish greens look bug-eaten or browned, substitute watercress or arugula in the recipe.

  • 6Servings


  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced dried Mission figs
  • 2 Tbs. olive oil, divided
  • 2 cups trimmed radishes, halved or quartered (10 oz.)
  • 8 cups baby spinach and
  • 4 cups radish greens
  • 1/4 cup pine nuts
  • 1/4 cup chopped black oil-cured olives, optional
  • 2 tsp. balsamic vinegar, plus more to taste


1. Place figs in small bowl, and cover with boiling water. Plump 5 minutes, then drain, and set aside.

2. Meanwhile, heat 1 Tbs. oil in large skillet over medium-high heat. Add radishes, cover, and cook 3 minutes, or until browned on one side (do not stir). Shake pan, and cook, uncovered, 3 to 4 minutes more, or until radishes are just tender. Transfer to bowl, and season with salt, if desired. Set aside.

3. Return skillet to heat, and add remaining 1 Tbs. oil. Add spinach and radish greens, and cook 2 minutes, or until barely wilted, turning with tongs. Add pine nuts, figs, olives (if using), and radishes. Cover, and cook 3 minutes more, or until greens are tender and radishes are heated through. Transfer to serving bowl, and drizzle with balsamic vinegar.

Nutrition Information

  • Calories: 136
  • Carbohydrate Content: 15 g
  • Fat Content: 9 g
  • Fiber Content: 4 g
  • Protein Content: 3 g
  • Saturated Fat Content: 0.5 g
  • Sodium Content: 94 mg
  • Sugar Content: 7 g