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CSA Box#2 Recipe: Snow Pea, Radish and Scallion Salad

by Jeanette on June 22, 2011 · 14 Comments
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This simple Snow Pea, Radish and Scallion Salad highlights in season farm fresh produce at its peak.
Snow Pea Radish Salad
In my last CSA box, I received an assortment of salad greens, spinach, bok choy, garlic scapes, radishes and strawberries. I made moreSwiss Chard and Garlic Scape Pesto, Stir-Fry Noodles with Bok Choy, and Korean Spinach Salad “Banchan,” and we’ve been eating lots of salads. The one item in the box I wasn’t quite sure what to do with was the bunch of fresh radishes. I buy radishes from the farmer’s market every summer, but usually just munch on them as a snack.

Since one of my goals for joining the CSA was to introduce my kids to more vegetables that they might not normally eat, I knew I had to make the “presentation” of these crunchy radishes appealing.
I had picked up some fresh snow peas and scallions from the farmer’s market and thought a pretty salad made with snow peas, scallions and radishes would do the trick.
Radishes from my CSA Box, and Scallions and Snow Peas from the Farmer’s Market

I stumbled upon a recipe on my CSA’s site for a Snow Pea, Scallion and Radish Salad (which turned out to be Ellie Krieger’s recipe). I made a few adjustments to the cooking time (I quickly blanched my snow peas) and the dressing proportions (reduced the amount of vinegar significantly) as there was way too much vinegar in the recipe for my taste, and too much dressing in general.

Snow Pea, Radish and Scallion Salad

Printable Recipe

Rice Vinegar Dressing

  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon agave nectar

Snow Pea Salad:

  • 2 cups snow peas, trimmed
  • 1 cup radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  1. Make dressing by whisking together rice vinegar, olive oil and agave nectar.
  2. To make salad, blanch snow peas in boiling water for 30 seconds; remove, rinse with cold water and drain well. Cut snow peas in thirds. Toss with radishes and scallions.
  3. Drizzle on dressing to taste right before serving (I only used about half of the dressing as I like my salads lightly dressed).

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Comments

  1. I got radishes from my CSA and have been trying to brainstorm ways to use them as I'm not the biggest radish lover. This salad looks ideal!

  2. Pretend Chef says:

    I haven't had radishes in quite some time. I need to bookmark this recipe for the next time I get my hands on some. This salad looks delicious. Yummy!

  3. Feast on the Cheap says:

    So fresh! Love the light dressing

  4. u know… i haven't worked with radishes yet. i'll have to try them….:) thanks for the extra push hehe.

  5. Kate@Diethood says:

    Your salads are always very beautiful!! Those are the sexiest radishes I've ever seen!! :))

  6. SMITH BITES says:

    beautiful Jeannette – love the salad, love the pics and LOVE that your kids tried this!!

  7. How simple and beautiful. Radish is a favourite in our home and I am always looking for new ways of serving it up – lovely!

  8. Jeanette says:

    Thanks all for the feedback on this summer salad – the radishes are so pretty cut up, I'm really glad my kids liked them in this salad! They did not know what they were at first, so one more vegetable was added to their list of veggies that they've tried.

  9. A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine says:

    I have radish lying in my fridge, and was just thinking what to make out of it..here is a wonderful salad recipe worth giving a try…Hey first time here, your style of cooking & thinking matches completely to mine..come do check it out ..

  10. A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine says:

    Glad to follow you..

  11. Kathryn says:

    I love how simple and fresh this looks! How did you slice the radish so thinly? Skills!

  12. Charissa says:

    This looks really interesting…it's fun to try salads that don't have "Leaves" in them…thanks for the inspiration!

  13. Whenever my house has snow peas, we would stir-fry them with egg noodles :) but the problem is, my mother uses too much oil…

    Anyways, this salad looks so refreshing! It's the 2nd day of summer and it's all dark and gloomy…eating a salad like this would surely bring up the mood!!

  14. Anonymous says:

    Awesome… This looks great.

    I just read a good article about how to grow peas so this is good timing.
    http://www.wascene.com/home-garden/how-to-grow-peas/

    Thanks, Jimmy

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