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Sauteed Radishes with Green Beans

I’ve heard radishes are the only vegetable you don’t cook, but a cookbook from the 1950s disagrees. Green beans and wax beans round out this dish. —Pam Kaiser, Mansfield, Missouri
  • Total Time
    Prep/Total Time: 20 min.
  • Makes
    4 servings


  • 1 tablespoon butter
  • 1/2 pound fresh green or wax beans, trimmed
  • 1 cup thinly sliced radishes
  • 1/2 teaspoon sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons pine nuts, toasted


  • In a large skillet, heat butter over medium-high heat. Add beans; cook and stir 3-4 minutes or until crisp-tender.
  • Add radishes; cook 2-3 minutes longer or until vegetables are tender, stirring occasionally. Stir in sugar and salt; sprinkle with nuts.
Editor's Note
To toast nuts, bake in a shallow pan in a 350° oven for 5-10 minutes or cook in a skillet over low heat until lightly browned, stirring occasionally.
Nutrition Facts
1/2 cup: 75 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 8mg cholesterol, 177mg sodium, 5g carbohydrate (2g sugars, 2g fiber), 2g protein. Diabetic Exchanges: 1 vegetable, 1 fat.

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  • JMartinelli13
    Oct 5, 2018

    Prep goes quickly on this one, and the only thing I changed was to use pepitas instead of pine nuts. For the first stage of cooking the green beans, mine were on the larger side, so it took almost 6 minutes for them to get crisp/tender. Make sure to keep them moving or they will brown.

  • suefalk
    May 25, 2018

    Pleasant surprise! I've seen many recipes for roasted radishes, this one sounded interesting. It was delicious, and healthy! I saut?ed mine leaving some crunch. A great recipe to utilize a vegetable that only seems to make it to a raw veggie tray.

  • Rae
    Dec 31, 2017

    I tried this for the first time and my husband LOVED it! A quick favourite in our house! So easy to make!

  • lauripobanz
    Apr 26, 2017

    I plan on making these for lunch. I have roasted radishes with olive oil and garlic and they are excellent, so I suspect these will be as good! I'll use olive or sesame oil instead of butter though.