Irresistibly crunchy and crisp, these snap pea slaw cups are perfect for warm weather meals and outdoor entertaining.
I just can’t seem to get enough of fresh, raw vegetables lately and this is exactly the kind of meal I gravitate to when I feel that need for lightness and crunch.
The base for these cups is a simple slaw of snap peas and radishes. A mound of sweet, crisp snap peas and cooling, crunchy radishes are cut paper thin for a slaw-like texture, then tossed in avocado oil (or olive if you prefer) and a pinch of salt to marinate.
The thin strips of vegetables make for a pretty jumble of colors and crunch that’s then heaped into cabbage leave cups and topped with a creamy avocado chive cream. The cabbage cups make the snap pea and radish slaw both pretty and portable and best of all they don’t get soggy when filled so you can pile them up high.
The “cream” is an herby combination of avocado and chives that’s at once cooling and bright. I love the way the crunch and the fresh flavors in each and every bite is balanced by the richness of the avocado chive topping.
The whole thing sings of warm weather and sunshine filled days. They make a nice addition to anything you may be grilling these days or just enjoyed on their own for a light bite.
What are you craving these days?
P.S. For more summertime recipe inspiration check out the new Foodie App Edition by Elizabeth Stark ”Summer Salads: 20 Recipes for Eating Well and Staying Cool.” from the always lovely blog Brooklyn Supper. She’s collected 20 of her favorite salads featuring the best summer has to offer!
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