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Radishes With Sesame Yogurt

Radishes With Sesame Yogurt on a grey plate placed on a cement surface
Photograph by Peden + Munk, food styling by Adriana Paschen, prop styling by Ceci Garcia

A small drizzle of toasted sesame oil stirred into yogurt infuses it with a smoky earthiness that contrasts wonderfully with crisp, juicy radishes. Toasting your own sesame seeds brings out all of their glorious campfire aromas; toss them constantly in a dry skillet until deep golden brown like a chocolate chip cookie.

Recipe information

  • Total Time

    10 minutes

  • Yield

    4 servings


2 Tbsp. sesame seeds
1 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt
2 tsp. toasted sesame oil
¼ cup finely chopped dill, plus more for serving
1 tsp. Diamond Crystal or ½ tsp. Morton kosher salt, plus more
½ tsp. freshly ground pepper, plus more
8 oz. mixed radishes (such as red, watermelon, and/or breakfast), trimmed, halved, quartered if large


  1. Step 1

    Toast 2 Tbsp. sesame seeds in a dry small skillet over medium heat, tossing often, until deep golden brown, 5–8 minutes. Let cool. Set 1 tsp. sesame seeds aside for serving. Place remaining seeds in a small bowl.

    Step 2

    Add 1 cup plain whole-milk Greek yogurt, 2 tsp. toasted sesame oil, ¼ cup finely chopped dill, 1 tsp. Diamond Crystal or ½ tsp. Morton kosher salt, and ½ tsp. freshly ground pepper to sesame seeds in bowl and mix well. Taste sauce and season with more salt and pepper if needed.

    Step 3

    Spoon sauce onto one side of a platter or large plate; top with more dill and reserved sesame seeds. Pile 8 oz. mixed radishes (such as red, watermelon, and/or breakfast), trimmed, halved, quartered if large, on other side of platter for dipping.

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