These Keto Grilled Radish Skewers with Herb Butter make a fantastic substitute for potatoes at your next BBQ! Soft and smoky, they have just a slight radish bite that pairs really well with the luscious garlic & herb butter! You won’t even miss the carbs – pinky promise!
So I’m running a little late with this keto grilled radish skewers post, which was intended for sometime in August. I scheduled a bunch of summer recipes before we left for our trip to Europe, but ran out of time before I could get this one finished!
The good news is, there is still time left to fire up the grill and try out these keto grilled radish skewers – but even if you can’t, these can be roasted in the oven or even broiled to get a little char on them any time of year.
It’s no secret that radishes make a great keto substitute for potatoes, because they are naturally low in carbs but have a hearty, starchy texture to them when cooked. I’ve used them with fantastic success in my crispy radish and corned beef hash, as well these pan roasted radishes with lemon and herbs.
Because radishes are rather small, grilling can be a challenge, so I threaded them on skewers to make it easier. Bonus points for being fun to eat – and the kids can get involved and help with the skewering.
I opted to pre-cook my radishes in the microwave, until fork tender. That way I could easily get them on the skewers, and they didn’t need a long time on the grill – just enough to get a nice char and smoky flavor on them before serving.
This also means that you can cook them in advance and keep them in the fridge for a day or two until you’re ready to grill – which is great if you’re throwing a party and want to get as much early prep out of the way as possible.
I was really happy with the results after basting these keto grilled radish skewers with a basic garlic and herb butter, but you can season these low carb grilled radishes in a ton of different ways according to your preference – or to match or complement the flavor profile of whatever you’re serving them with.
Keto Grilled Radish Skewers with Herb Butter
- Total Time: 15 minutes
- Yield: 4 servings 1x
A great low carb alternative to potatoes, these keto grilled radishes with herb butter will be a hit all summer long! This dish can easily be doubled or tripled for larger crowds!
- 16 radishes, washed and trimmed
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
- 1 tablespoon chopped fresh parsley
- 1/2 teaspoon minced fresh garlic
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/8 teaspoon ground black pepper
- Place the raw radishes in a microwave safe bowl and add 1 cup of water.
- Cover with plastic wrap and microwave for 5 minutes.
- Test a radish to see if you can get a skewer through it easily. If not, microwave another 3 minutes or until tender, but not mushy.
- Drain and cool the radishes.
- When ready to grill, heat the grill to about 450 degrees.
- Skewer the radishes, 4 per skewer (If using bamboo skewers be sure to soak them in water for 20 minutes first so they don’t burn)
- Combine the melted butter, parsley, garlic, salt and pepper in a small bowl.
- Brush the radishes with the melted butter mixture.
- Grill for about 2 minutes per side, or until desired doneness is reached.
- Remove from the grill and baste with the remaining melted butter before serving.
Be sure to soak your skewers for 20 minutes so they don’t burn – I skipped that step and my skewers were toast.
Net carbs per skewer = 1g.
- Prep Time: 5 minutes
- Cook Time: 10 minutes
- Category: keto side dish recipes
- Method: grilling
- Serving Size: 1 skewer
- Calories: 70
- Fat: 7
- Carbohydrates: 1.5
- Fiber: .5
- Protein: 0
Keywords: radishes, grilling, skewers, keto, side dishes, potato substitute, Atkins, low carb
Penny Reveile says
Easy recipe and oh so tasty. Great addition to our bar-b-ques. The possibilities and seasonings are endless!
I love these! Radishes are my new favorite veggie. I’ve done these grilled skewers 3 times this month, and I’ve diced and roasted Daikon in the oven after tossing in this melted butter mixture. I also use them in soup in place of potato.
Thanks for another great recipe!
Kim Bowyer says
I am really looking forward to trying the grilled radishes!! They look delicious!!!
Melody B says
I would like to try these. Repinned. :)
Jackie Martin says
These were better than expected! I had brussel sprouts to get rid of so alternated the radishes with them and boy was it good! This is definitely going to be a camping staple from now on. Thanks :)
Chef William says
What a great idea for my next cook out, Here in Mexico we are just coming into the grilling season in about another two to three weeks. I am sure these will be a big hit when I make my beer can chicken. (I actually use wine instead of beer) I like the idea of precooking so that the skewer does not break the radish. Thanks for sharing.