Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Snow Pea-Radish Slaw And A Great Sandwich

I had the vegetables.
I wanted an idea.
I searched and found a slaw recipe.
It looked easy.
Sounded tasty.
So I chopped and tasted.
It looked beautiful.
But then it dawned on me . . .
What the heck do I do with it?!

The recipe didn't give any suggestions.  I guessed it should just be used as a salad or side dish.  But I thought it tasted too oniony for that.   I put the slaw away and gave it some thought.

Reuben sandwiches kept coming to mind.  So today, even though I didn't have reuben ingredients, I made a great sandwich with what I had in the fridge.  What a treat.  The slaw gave this warm sandwich with pastrami, muenster cheese, mustard and mayonnaise a healthy kick.

And, yes, there is a side dish to this . . . what falls off can be picked up and eaten.

Snow Pea-Radish Slaw

After trimming and washing the vegetables, I thinly sliced 1 bunch of radishes and soaked them in ice water for about 5 minutes then drained off water with a salad spinner. Then I thinly sliced 8-10 ounces of snow peas and thinly sliced 3 shallots and set aside.

For the marinade, I whisked together 4 teaspoons of rice vinegar, 1/2 teaspoon each of dijon mustard and sugar in a bowl and whisked in 2 tablespoons sunflower oil and 1/2 teaspoon sesame oil.

When mixed well, I added the snow peas, shallots and radishes. Seasoned to taste with salt.

For nutritional information, click on:  radish and snow pea


  1. Looks delicious, what a great way to spruce up a Reuben sandwich! I'll have to give it a try.

  2. Absolutely fabulous. It tasted amazing even just as slaw but I love the idea of using it on a sandwich or on hot dogs!!! I can't wait till summer when I can make it a staple on the table! What a nice entree into spring!

  3. Looks so fresh and fabulous. You've been busy!

  4. This looks so fresh and lovely! I LOVE that you put it on a sandwich! I will make this for sure!

  5. Thank you, thank you! I made so much of this slaw, I ate it for days!!! My kids weren't crazy about it, but I snuck it into their meals on and off. I would definitely make it again, especially this summer. It was amazing in those sandwiches!!!