Posts Tagged ‘radish greens’

Noodles in a Bowl – cold summer noodle salads

I like noodles in a bowl. All kinds of noodles, with all kinds of toppings though, in general, I always lean towards spicy and savory and Asian influenced. One of the best ways to use vegetables is to pick diverse colors, flavors and textures, chop them up, and throw them into a bowl with some soba noodles. For the above noodle bowl I used all kinds of Spring green things I had from my CSA – radish greens, green onions, new garlic, cilantro, and shredded carrots. I lightly fried some local “fake” chicken from Nature’s Soy in sesame oil, and mixed everything with cold buckwheat soba noodless and a basic Asian noodle dressing:

2 Tbs. soy sauce
3 Tbs. rice wine vinegar
1 tsp. sesame oil
1 tsp. mirin (rice wine, substitute natural maple syrup, honey, or white wine)
chili sauce or flakes, to your liking

I also love the look of black roasted sesame seeds, and almost always add those, too for flavor and garnish. A perfect cold salad with endless variations! Cold vegan salads like these also travel well – make a giant bowl and take it to a picnic or potluck.

Radishes and Greens

Radish Greens Soup

Radish Greens Soup

Did you know that you can use EVERY part of the radish? My CSA was filled with radishes this month. Not being much of a radish eater, I had to search around for recipes and ideas, and have already found many. I made a soup with the peppery radish greens and some homemade vegetable broth and yogurt.

Baby Kale and Radish crostinis

Baby Kale and Radish crostinis

I used the radishes, along with some baby kale, in a delicious, buttery toast topping.

You can find both recipes in the posting I did for Farm to Philly this week.

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