Bok Choy Slaw with Radishes

Emmy Cooks is Foodista’s Food Blog of the Day today!  What a nice compliment.  If you’ve made your way here from there, welcome.  We’re glad to have you.  Grab a fork and come dig in!

I’ve had a bok choy and radish slaw rattling around in my brain ever since I saw this recipe on another beautiful Northwest blog (did you check out yesterday’s?), The Plum Palate.  I had in mind a radish slaw that gave me the first hope that I could ever love radishes, and I envisioned the pungent flavors of raw bok choy and spicy radishes tamed with a bit of sweetness and the acid bite of vinegar.  Do you do that too, imagine how things should taste and then tweak until you get them there?  I was happy with how this turned out, and even happier after the flavors had the chance to blend for an hour or so.

Bok Choy Slaw with Radishes: First make the dressing by mixing 4 Tbsp. neutral-tasting oil, 3 Tbsp. apple cider vinegar, 2 Tbsp. soy sauce, 2 Tbsp. maple syrup, 1 Tbsp. sesame oil, and 1 tsp. freshly-grated ginger.  In a medium salad bowl, combine a finely-shredded head of bok choy (or a few baby bok choy) with a grated carrot, several thinly-sliced radishes, and a thinly-sliced scallion.  Sprinkle with toasted sesame seeds.  Toss with a generous amount of the dressing, then taste and adjust the flavors with more dressing or more onion.  Refrigerate the salad for at least an hour before serving to allow the flavors to meld.  Stir well, garnish with more sesame seeds, and serve with a slotted spoon (the vegetables will release some additional liquid as they sit).


23 thoughts on “Bok Choy Slaw with Radishes

  1. theplumpalate

    I agree with the above – well-deserved recognition. You have a beautiful blog. Congratulations! And it is such a surprise and honor to be mentioned here! Thank you for your kind words. Your version of bok choy slaw sounds delicious. I’m always looking for ways to love radishes, too. They’re so pretty, I want to love them more than I do. Take care!

    1. emmycooks Post author

      Thank YOU for the always-inspiring recipes and photos! I really loved this one for both its taste and looks, as well as the opportunity to dispatch bok choy and radishes in one fell swoop! :)

  2. Somer

    Sometimes when I get bok choy from the co-op I don’t feel like making yet another stir fry, this looks like a super fresh and delicious way to use it up

    I need an Emmy Cooks cookbook with an index at the back…. I’m always forgetting all your brilliant ideas…

    1. emmycooks Post author

      I need an index too! But the thought of making one from the hundreds of recipes on the site is daunting.

      Since you’re starting a fresh blog I’ll tell you what I wish I’d done from the beginning: use detailed categories and ingredient tags, and just have an index of those. Too late for me, but not for you! :)

      1. Somer

        Yes, I’ve got a fresh start to keep it all organized, gotta figure out how to do it right, I think I really need a proper recipe page, something like on Oh She Glows (though obviously not the same format)

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