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Radish Eyeballs (Keto, Paleo, GFDF, Whole30, AIP)
October 9, 2019
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These radish eyeballs are the perfect ghoulish garnish!

They are fun and can be used to creep out just about anything from martinis and spooky cocktails to salads. You can serve them on their own as a veggie snack too. The kids will be grossed out and the adults will love that there is a healthy option at the snack table!

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These radish eyeballs are super easy and quick. You can easily make a bunch of them ahead of your Halloween shindig. Just keep them cold and moist in the fridge. You can store them in water and add a few drops of apple cider vinegar or lemon juice to keep the whites from turning brown. Radishes will usually hold up in the fridge for several days, maybe even weeks!

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radish eyeballs as a cocktail garnish

Radish Eyeballs

  • Author: Heather Cooan
  • Prep Time: 15 Minutes
  • Cook Time: 0 Minutes
  • Total Time: 15 minutes
  • Yield: 1 Eyeball 1x


These goulish garnish is the perfect addition to any savory Halloween themed treat!



  • 1 radish
  • 1 pimiento-stuffed green olive


  • To make “eyeballs,” peel radishes, leaving thin streaks of red skin on to represent blood vessels.
  • Using the tip of the vegetable peeler or a small, knife, carefully scoop out a small hole in each radish, roughly the size of an olive.
  • Stuff half of a sliced green olive, pimiento side out, in each hole and arrange the “eyeballs” on serving plate.

  • Category: Snacks
  • Method: Non-Cook
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: radish eyeballs


About author

Heather Cooan

Heather is a marketing executive turned nutrition counselor, consultant, and educator. Heather is currently a Functional Diagnostic Nutrition Practitioner and Nutrition Therapy Practitioner candidate. Heather advocates for informed consent, bodily autonomy, and self-directed healthcare. She speaks and writes on nutrition and lifestyle interventions for improved health and wellness. Heather successfully avoided radiation and chemotherapy and healed her body of vulvar cancer utilizing a food-as-medicine approach combined with alternative and conventional interventions. Heather has also put two autoimmune diseases into remission (Hashimoto's and Lichen Sclerosus) and reversed estrogen dominance, insulin resistance, atherosclerosis, and fatty liver through diet and lifestyle change.

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