pink roasted radish and herbed ricotta toasts laying on a baking sheet

Roasted Radish and Herbed Ricotta Toasts

Sourdough toast is topped with roasted, caramelized radishes and a creamy, garlicky, herbed ricotta spread. A simple and healthy snack that is full of flavor!

If you’ve been to a farmers market lately, you’ve noticed that it’s radish season. And I am a late-comer when it comes to radishes. As a kid, radishes were always too spicy for me. As were onions. And although I fell in love with onions a long time ago, I neglected to share any of that love with radishes. I think part of my hesitancy around radishes was not knowing what to do with them other than adding them to a salad. Delicious? Sure. But then I discovered an entirely new world: Roasted Radishes! So, I’ve created this incredible roasted radish and herbed ricotta toast recipe that you are going to love!

five pieces of roasted radish and herbed ricotta sourdough toasts sitting on a baking sheet, with chives and sea salt

Why Roast Radishes?

Because the radish is a “spicy” vegetable that packs a punch when eaten raw, roasting mellows the flavor. Radishes still retain their slightly peppery notes, and although they become tender in the oven radishes remain fairly crisp. Roasting radishes, like all vegetables, caramelizes the sugars and creates a richer, earthier, and sweeter flavor. It also brings out the creaminess of radishes, which might sound strange, but they are related to turnips, which have a similar creamy quality. In essence, why would you not roast radishes??

pink roasted radishes splayed on a silver baking sheet

Recipe Steps for Roasted Radish and Herbed Ricotta Toast

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Trim both ends of radishes and rinse well. In a mixing bowl, toss radishes with a splash of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Place radishes on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes, or until radishes have become tender. Let cool until you are comfortable handling them, about 20 minutes.
  • Thinly slice radishes (about 1/4-inch) and set aside.
  • Make the ricotta spread: Place ricotta, minced garlic, chives, salt, and pepper in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • When ready to serve, toast sourdough slices. Spread a good-sized layer of ricotta spread on toasts, and top with radish slices. If you prefer, add additional chives on top.
roasted radish and herbed ricotta toasts being assembled on a cutting board

This recipe is the perfect spring snack or light lunch! And other than roasting the radishes, it takes merely minutes. The sourdough toast is crunchy and nutty, the herbaceous ricotta spread adds a delicious sweet-salty creaminess, and the roasted radishes tie it all together with the mellowed peppery notes thanks to the process of roasting.

Enjoy your week, and feel free to drop me a line in the comments – I would love to hear if you try this recipe! Also, if you are enjoying my blog, please consider recommending it to your friends. They can subscribe here.

roasted radish and ricotta toast on a baking sheet with a white hand picking up one toast

Roasted Radish and Herbed Ricotta Toasts

Sourdough toast is topped with roasted, caramelized radishes and a creamy, garlicky, herbed ricotta spread. A simple and healthy snack that is full of flavor!
5 from 10 votes
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 30 mins
Course Appetizer, brunch, Snack
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 3 bunches radishes
  • olive oil
  • salt & pepper
  • 1 cup ricotta
  • 2 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 tbsp fresh chives, finely chopped (or 1 tsp. dried)
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/8 tsp black pepper

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Trim both ends of radishes and rinse well. In a mixing bowl, toss radishes with a splash of olive oil and a pinch of salt and pepper.
  • Place radishes on a baking sheet and roast for 30 minutes, or until radishes have become tender. Let cool until you are comfortable handling them, about 20 minutes.
  • Thinly slice radishes (about 1/4-inch) and set aside.
  • Make the ricotta spread: Place ricotta, minced garlic, chives, salt, and pepper in a bowl and whisk to combine.
  • When ready to serve, toast sourdough slices. Spread a good-sized layer of ricotta spread on toasts, and top with radish slices. If you prefer, add additional chives on top.
Keyword garlic, radish, ricotta,, sourdough

21 Comments

  1. Barbara J Haner

    I miss having a garden. Radishes were always among the first to be picked in the spring. I have radishes on my grocery list now so I can try this recipe. I was similar in thought, that I could only use them in salads. I am excited to try this recipe!

  2. 5 stars
    I was really surprised at the flavor and texture of a roasted radish. What a great ingredient. This toast is delicious and made a perfect breakfast.

  3. 5 stars
    I like radishes but have never tried to roast them. Can’t wait to give this a try!

  4. 5 stars
    Radishes are just SO pretty aren’t they – they make any salad or sandwich look gorgeous. Love the flavours in this, really delicious.

  5. 5 stars
    These look so good. I love roasted radishes. I could eat these for breakfast, lunch, or snack, all day long!

  6. Amanda Dixon

    5 stars
    What a fabulous idea! I’m in love with ricotta, and the chives sound like such a delicious addition.

    • Gastronotherapy

      Thanks, Amanda! Yes, the chives add a lovely, fresh onion flavor. I love adding fresh herbs to ricotta!

  7. 5 stars
    What a wonderful idea! These turned out so delicious! Thank you so much for sharing!

  8. 5 stars
    What a delightful lunch recipe. I love the roasted radishes.

  9. Pam Greer

    5 stars
    My favorite recipe with spring radishes!

  10. Barbara J Haner

    5 stars
    This is my lunch tomorrow! I am excited to make this again!

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