Recipe: Ellie Krieger’s Snow Pea, Scallion & Radish Salad

(Image credit: Kimberley Hasselbrink)

Ellie Krieger is a queen of simple, healthy recipes that have a bare minimum of ingredients yet still manage to have flavor and flair. This salad is the perfect example — just radishes, snow peas, and scallions in a light dressing. An elemental blend of spring vegetables — and the easiest side dish for any meal.

(Image credit: Kimberley Hasselbrink)

The really ingenious thing about this salad is the way the snow peas are cut. As Ellie explains in her headnotes, “Cutting the snow peas on a diagonal creates diamond-shaped pieces that give this salad an eye-catching look.” And makes them easier to spear and eat, I might add.

It’s just a handful of ingredients, but together they’re more than the sum of their parts.

Testing Notes

This pretty salad is a great side to serve with rich grilled meats or Asian noodle salads, especially since snow peas don’t make an appearance in salads that often. This recipe makes a lot of dressing, so dress to taste or you can double the amount of vegetables.

Christine, June 2015

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Snow Pea, Scallion & Radish Salad



  • 2 cups

    (about 8 ounces) snow peas, trimmed and rinsed

  • 1 tablespoon


  • 2

    scallions (green and white portions), thinly sliced

  • 4

    radishes, trimmed and cut into julienne slices (about 1/2 cup)

  • 1/4 cup

    seasoned rice wine vinegar

  • 2 teaspoons


  • 1 tablespoon

    walnut oil


  1. Put the snow peas in a microwave-safe bowl with the water. Cover tightly and microwave for 1 minute. Drain and let cool. Cut the snow peas on the diagonal into 1/2-inch diamonds shapes, discarding the end pieces.

  2. In a medium serving bowl, combine the snow peas, scallions, and radishes. In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, sugar, and oil until the sugar dissolves. Pour over the salad and serve.

Recipe Notes

Reprinted from The Food You Crave by Ellie Krieger copyright © 2008, Taunton Press.

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