A Deliciously Tasty Radish Soup Recipe

Radish soup is creamy with an earthy spice, which provides a unique and exciting flavor. Grab some radishes and you can make radish soup fairly easily. How can you make a decadent radish soup recipe at home and customize it to your needs? This recipe will give you the exact radish soup recipe you need to feed yourself and your loved ones healthy and hearty food.

What Makes Radish Soup Stand Out?

This soup has all the filling qualities of a potato soup, but it adds tang from sour create and a sharp bitterness from radishes. The flavors really stand out in this soup, and for those who like a little spice, this is a great option that doesn’t rely on peppers for a little bit of spice. It’s not too spice, though, for those who aren’t huge fans of spice. This soup can satisfy most palettes while still being a little different from the usual soup recipes you see.

Satiating Radish Soup Recipe

This recipe can be thrown together in about an hour, and it will serve about 4-6 people, but you can easily double the recipe if you want to serve more people or have plenty of leftovers.


  • 3 bunches of radishes, sliced thinly
  • 4 tablespoons sesame oil
  • 1 onion, chopped
  • 3 yellow potatoes, peeled and cubed into 1-inch pieces
  • 2 cups milk
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • ½ teaspoon black pepper
  • ½ cup sour cream
  • 1 tablespoon freshly chopped parsley, for garnish (optional)


  1. Start by heating the oil in a large pot over medium-high heat. Add the onion and cook for about 3 minutes, or until the onion become translucent and start to brown. Add the radishes and cook for 5 minutes more until the radishes become translucent.
  2. Add the milk, salt, pepper, and potatoes. Bring the soup to a boil, stirring every so often. When the soup reaches a boil, reduce to a simmer and cover. Cook the soup until the potatoes are tender, which should take around 10 minutes.
  3. In batches, puree your soup with a blender. You can also use an immersion blender and blend until the soup is smooth. Be careful not to burn yourself as you blend the soup. Return the soup to the pot and turn on medium heat. Cook for 10 minutes more to ensure the soup is hot.
  4. Remove the soup from the stove and stir in the sour cream.
  5. Serve, garnishing with parsley. You can also garnish with extra scoops of sour cream.

How to Serve Radish Soup

This soup is hearty enough that it can stand on its own, but it also makes a great appetizer or side dish. Of course, this soup is great with a soup or a salad, but you can pair it with any main dish. It’s great with anything from steak to fish. It will add sharpness to whatever meal you plan to serve.

What Substitutions Can I Make for This Soup?

Anyone who knows me knows that substitutions are one of my favorite things. If you want to use up produce you have in your fridge or don’t have all the ingredients at home, there’s no need to make an extra trip to the store. As long as you have radishes and potatoes, you’ll be able to throw together this soup.

Type of Potato

There are a lot of potato varieties you can use, but these varieties will have different results. Yellow potatoes were chosen for this recipe because they are great mashing potatoes, which are good for this soup because you want the potatoes to get quite soft. Yellow potatoes are velvety, which makes them perfect for soup, but other varieties like Russets will work, which have a rougher skin. However, the interior is fluffy. In a pinch, really any potato will work, but some might remain firmer even after cooking them for the required time. You can even use sweet potatoes for a flavorful twist on this recipe.

Protein Options

Looking for more protein? Adding meat or plant-based protein is a definite option to consider. This recipe includes dairy, which does provide protein, but many people like to opt to add meat for an even heartier meal. Bacon tastes great in this dish, but pretty much anything you have leftover in the fridge can work well. I really like the taste of radish soup with some flaky fish thrown in because the two flavors go well together. Adding lentils is a good choice for vegetarians who want to add more protein to this soup.

Sour Cream Swaps

I love the use of sour cream in this soup because it makes it richer and more dimensional, but there are plenty of substitutions that you’ll have success with when you’re cooking this recipe. If you want to swap the sour cream for reduced-fat sour cream, go for it. I also like to swap out the sour cream for plain yogurt. I prefer Greek yogurt because it has an extra tang that harmonizes with the bitter, sharpness of the radishes. If you don’t have sour cream or yogurt, you can make homemade buttermilk and use that instead. The buttermilk will make the soup less thick, but you can either cook off the water or decrease your milk by ¼ cup.

Oil Choices

I like the nuttiness of sesame oil, but you can certainly use whatever oil you prefer and have on hand. Olive oil, vegetable oil, and avocado oil will all do the trick for this recipe. If you want to add to the spice level, I suggest using hot chili oil, which is fantastic for whenever you want to add some heat to any recipe.

How Long Will This Soup Keep in the Fridge?

Radish soup is great to make ahead and reheat later. I love keeping soup in my freezer when I’m feeling like making a quick, comforting meal. This soup will keep in the fridge for up to a week when stored in an airtight container, but it is best eaten within 3-5 days when it will be the freshest tasting and the radish will still be strong. If you store this in the freezer, you can store for a year or even longer and safely eat it; however, it will taste much better when eaten within 3 to 4 months.

What are the Health Benefits of Radish Soup?

Soup is known for being satiating, but this soup will have some unique health benefits you’ll love. The main star of this dish, the radish, is packed full of nutrients, which give it a range of health benefits that can improve your health and promote longevity. Healthline reports five main health benefits of radishes.

Radishes help you stick to a healthy diet and fill you up while being relatively low in calories. With vitamins and minerals like vitamin C, potassium, and riboflavin, radishes have been known to have anticancer properties. Their fiber boosts your digestive health. Plus, these incredible veggies can help as antifungals and improve fungal growths that might otherwise cause problems, such as yeast infections or candidiasis. Finally, radishes can decrease issues related to Zearalenone, which is a toxic fungus that can impact corn crops, and some research has shown that this fungus can cause caused small risks of reproductive issues.

Moreover, Verywell suggests that radishes can help with lowing blood pressure and decreasing the risk of chronic disease. There’s no doubt that everyone could use a little more of these health benefits in their lives.

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