Radishes Drizzled with Sesame Oil and Maldon Salt


Sometimes the best approach to fresh produce is to treat it lightly in the kitchen, and let its natural flavor shine. This is how we love to eat radishes: a little sea salt, a little sesame oil, and that’s it.

This is a very simple take on the classic combination of radishes and butter. In this case the butter has been replaced with toasted sesame oil which has a wonderful rich nuttiness that pairs beautifully with the crisp radishes. Maldon Salt is my favorite flaky sea salt but you could use fleur de sel or whatever kind you prefer. It’s so simple but it’s incredibly delicious.

These beautiful pink and purple radishes came from the Common Ground Farm.
These beautiful pink and purple radishes came from our localĀ Common Ground Farm.

We served ours as a side dish to Bulgogi (Korean Marinaded Beef), but these would be delicious as an elegant appetizer or snack.


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Radishes Drizzled with Sesame oil and Maldon Salt

Prep Time5 minutes
Total Time5 minutes
Servings: 4 servings
Author: Emily Clifton - Nerds with Knives


  • 10 small to medium radishes washed and trimmed of root end
  • 1 tablespoon toasted sesame oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon Maldon salt or other flaky sea salt


  • Place cleaned and trimmed radishes into a small bowl and drizzle with sesame oil. Sprinkle with salt and serve. Radishes can also be dipped into a small bowl of salted sesame oil.
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