At least this Bowl was Super

Had my beloved Broncos imbibed on this Asian slaw prior to their play, they may have had a fighting chance.

Radish and Mizuna Salad

Radish and Mizuna Salad

Yes, it was last weekend and I’m told that this year the fans watching the Super Bowl exceeded all previous years. It’s a pity there wasn’t actually a game. While not big football fans, the fact that I grew up in Denver and the darling husband went to college in Seattle figured into our weekend. Rather than contemplate where to watch the action, our other pressing need was how to use up an over abundance of radishes.  Last year, at the same time I posted Radish chips which were a hit but we’re both working towards lighter menus and frankly, lighter bodies. It’s also the time when greens are prevalent in our farms and in particular, mizuna, a Japanese mustard green.

The combination of radish and mizuna while tasty, delivers a high impact punch of vitamins A, K, and C.  These are essential for many of the body’s systems including the immune, vision, reproductive and skeletal. In addition, vitamin K is also essential for blood clotting. After the chopping, this salad slides together with remarkable ease and disappeared quickly in my house of boys.

Radish and Mizuna Salad
Adapted from J.R. Organics
Serves 8 (more or less)


  • 3 bunches of radishes, cut into matchsticks, about 4 cups
  • 2.5 cups of mizuna chopped
  • 2.5 Tbs seasoned rice vinegar
  • 1 Tbs toasted sesame oil (be generous)
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • pinch of sea salt
  • 1 Tbs black sesame seeds


Mix together the radishes, mizuna, rice vinegar, oil, lemon juice, and salt in a bowl. Chill in the refrigerator for a minimum of 30 minutes. Top with sesame seeds just before serving.

Just a word to set expectations: I’m embarking on a plan of study for the next four months which will likely cause me to be here a bit less frequently.   I’ll attempt to post our seasonal meals but you may miss out on the research or back story that I typically work to create. In addition, if I run across any fascinating community building concepts in my pursuit of Economic Development certification, I’ll be certain to share.

Be patient, wish me luck and thank your farmer,


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  1. Wishing you luck! ;->

    Virtual hugs,


  2. Sally

     /  February 5, 2014

    Me to, WISHING YOU SUCCESS! You always transform us somehow and we are anxious for new information. Keep it up and us informed!

  3. heatherst

     /  February 5, 2014

    I’m sure If eating rashes would have meant the Bronco’s won there would now be a radish shortage in Denver!

  4. Good luck with your studies. I love the look of your salad but I’m so sorry your team didn’t pull through for you on the big day – so disappointing but they did well to make the final xx

  5. Nice salad Tammy – had to look up mizuna on your cool nutrition source, thanks! I’m feeling green starved here under our ten inches of snow and ice… still signs spring is coming though.

    Good luck on your studies, sounds like an interesting program.

    • Gosh, we have to think of a plan. I’m drawing in bok choi, tat soi, lettuce, spinach, mustard, mizuna, collards, kale – can’t have a meal without them.

  6. Although, I am not particularly fond of radish, God knows people in my home can die for it and they will find this extremely useful 🙂 Passing the recipe on. And best of luck for your studies 🙂

  7. The Sea Hawks definitely brought their “A” game to the stadium on Sunday.

    Enjoy your studies.

  8. Jane Ward

     /  February 6, 2014

    Tammy, I’m so excited for you. New challenges, new directions. thanks for this beautiful salad. Who says good for you can’t be beautiful and tasty too?

  9. Salad looks delish! And I know you are going to TOTALLY rock your studies!

  10. What a beautiful salad! Good luck with your course of study!

  11. Being a die hard Seahawks fan I am sure it was the lack of radishes that contributed to the blow out. I’ll have to remember that leading into next season 🙂

    • haha. I’ll know you’ve been successful when they’re selling radishes on the futures market.

  12. What a great looking salad. Super, indeed!

  13. A simple and pretty salad. Good luck with your endeavors!

  14. A lovely colourful crunchy tasty salad! Yum Yum yumm! I didn’t know this name of mizuna, we call it Mustard salad leaves & I love them too!

  15. Tammy, all the best on your studies. We will take what we can get of you through your enticing and healthy food blog!

  16. Enjoy the studying! I hope you find it rewarding. I shall miss you 🙂

  17. The study sounds exciting, Tammy, and the salad looks just wonderful. the colours are so exuberant. All the best over the next few months!

  18. Tammy, I wish you well in your endeavors. I hope the healthy diet shown by these lovely-looking radishes will help you power through!

  19. The salad looks great–my last attempt at Asian slaw failed, so this looks good for a second try. Good luck in your studies!

  20. Best of luck– look forward to hearing about interesting concepts from your studies!

    I’m also impressed at your “hot” tolerance as I find both radishes and mizuna to have a such a substantial bite that I typically dilute them both.

  21. Aww, that salad looks wonderful! I love it’s inspired by Japanese flavors!

    What studies are you going to do?


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