What You Need

1 lb. Fresh radishes

1 Shallot

2 Avocados

6-8 Green onions 

3 tbsp. Low-sodium soy sauce

1 tsp. Toasted sesame oil

1 tsp. Garlic chili paste

1 tbsp. sesame seeds

1 package thin sesame crackers (any variety)

  Serves:  4

  Prep. Time:  10 minutes

  Cook Time: ​ 0 minutes

  Difficulty:  Easy

Poké (pronounced poh-kay) is a traditional Hawaiian dish that typically consists of raw, sushi grade Ahi (yellow fin) tuna marinated in a soy sauce dressing.  In Hawaii you can often find other varieties of poké with octopus, salmon, other raw fish, and even cooked shrimp.  For those who don’t live near an ocean, sushi grade fish can be expensive and making poké probably doesn’t appear on the menu rotation often.  Instead of fish, this recipe calls for cubed radishes, one of the first brightly colored vegetables to appear in early spring.  The marinade has the same delicious soy and sesame flavors and the radishes add just a bit of spice and crunch.  

Radish Poké

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Karen CTotally loved how easy and quick it was to prepare! Best part was it was extremely delicious and healthy. :)

What You Do

1.  Trim the greens and roots from the radishes and discard.  Rinse the radishes under cool water to remove any remaining soil or sand.

2.  Cut the radishes into cubes about 1/2 inch square and transfer to a medium size mixing bowl.

3.  Peel and mince the shallot; add to the bowl with the radishes.

4. Cut the avocados in half, remove the pits and skins and cut into cubes similar to the radishes.  Add to the mixing bowl.

5.  Trim the roots from the green onions and slice thinly from the root end toward the greens, using all of the white part and most of the light green portion.  Add the slices to the mixing bowl and discard the remaining greens.

6.  In a smaller mixing bowl, stir together the remaining ingredients until well combined.

7.  Pour the dressing over the radish mixture and using either your hands or a large spoon, gently toss everything to combine and distribute the dressing evenly.

8.  Transfer to a serving bowl and serve immediately with thin crackers.