By Kelly Bogard

Once a month I get together with some of my girlfriends for food and fellowship.  Sometimes we meet at a restaurant and other times we rotate homes.  This past month, it was my friend Jennifer’s turn to host.  She is a very good cook, but with summer drawing closer, she asked her sweet husband to grill for us.  There was grilled chicken, potato salad and something I had never seen before…grilled radish.

I must admit I was a bit leery at first. I have not always been a fan of radish.  To be honest, they are normally too spicy for me.  But Jennifer’s recipe takes most of the heat out of them and gives them a great smoky flavor. Thank you so much to Jennifer and her husband for introducing me to this new recipe.

For Grilled Radish, you will need…Grilled Radish
15-20 fresh radish
2 tbsp. minced garlic
2 tbsp. salted butter
2 ice cubes
salt & pepper to taste

This is a really simple recipe that is a great complement to any grilled meal. Jennifer served them with grilled chicken and I tried them this weekend with a nice big T-bone for Father’s Day. I had no idea what a big fan of radish my husband was until I saw his face light up when I told him they were going to be a part of supper.

First things, first. Wash and slice all of your radishes into 1/4 slices discarding the tops and bottoms. Also, get your grill started. We grill on charcoal and wood so it takes a little while to get the coals glowing.
Grilled Radish

Once they are all sliced, combine the radish with the garlic. Then place them on a sheet of heavy-duty foil.
Grilled Radish

Add the butter and ice cubes. Season to taste with salt and pepper. Close the ends of the foil up to make a packet.
Grilled Radish

Place the packet over indirect heat and allow to cook for 20 to 30 minutes. The radish will be fork tender when ready to eat. The other treats you see there are Bacon Wrapped Sweet Corn.
Grilled Radish

It was quite a pleasant surprise for such a lovely vegetable to go from crisp and hot to one that was tender and smoky. I recommend that everyone try something new on the grill this summer. It is a very versatile tool and one of the top ones at our house. What have you grilled lately? From all of us at Texas Table Top, enjoy!



Recipe: Grilled Radish

Summary: Fork-tender grilled veggies for summer


Grilled Radish

  • 15-20 fresh radish
  • 2 tbsp. minced garlic
  • 2 tbsp. salted butter
  • 2 ice cubes
  • salt & pepper to taste


  • Wash and slice all the radishes, discarding tops and bottoms.
  • Mix in the garlic.
  • Move the mixture to a piece of foil big enough to cover everything.
  • Add butter, ice cubes, salt and pepper.
  • Seal to make a packet.
  • Grill over indirect heat for 20-30 minutes or until tender.

Cooking time (duration): 0 hour(s), 20-30 minutes

Number of servings (yield): 6