Today many of us are celebrating Easter or some variation of the holiday. At times, I celebrate Greek Easter (since my ex-husband’s heritage is Greek) which usually falls on a different day than the other Easter. Most years I celebrate the Christian Easter. Whichever one I celebrate, there is almost always lamb involved. I love lamb but it’s very hard to find other than springtime.
Today’s feast, of course, is no different. The Kid and I are having lamb steaks but in a non-traditional way. Barbecue style. LOL. Yes, you can have a lamb barbecue. What better side to have with barbecue than slaw. Since our BBQ is not normal, neither is our slaw. I went with a radish rhubarb slaw that’s got a really great mix of flavors.
The rhubarb and radishes give it a crunchy texture while the radishes have a bite to them and the rhubarb is more sweet. The dressing is a combination of sour, sweet, and spicy as well and blended really well with just a little bit of olive oil. The slaw was great as a side dish like a side salad, but also was amazing on top of the barbecue itself. Where I’m from, we call it Memphis style when you pile your cole slaw right on your pulled pork sandwich. 😉
Radish Rhubarb Spring Slaw
- 1/2 tsp lemon zest
- Juice from 1/2 lemon (about 2 tsps)
- 1 tsp honey
- 1 tsp spicy brown mustard
- 1 1 /2 tsp olive oil
- 1 medium bunch of radishes (137g), sliced into matchsticks
- 2 medium stalks of rhubarb (156g), sliced into matchsticks
- 2 green onions, white and green parts chopped
- 1/2 cup fresh mint leaves, thinly sliced
In a large bowl, measure out the lemon zest, juice, honey, mustard, and olive oil. Whisk well to combine. Add the remaining ingredients and toss well to coat with the dressing. Refrigerate for about 2 hours for the flavors to combine. Garnish with fresh mint leaves before serving.
Makes 4 servings at approximately 50 calories per serving – 8g carbs and 2g fat.
The slaw is really easy to throw together and you don’t have to be exact on the ingredients. Just slice, dice, zest, squeeze and mix. That way you can spend time focusing on other things like finding all those well hidden eggs around the house and yard.
I hope you have a wonderful Easter celebration filled with chocolate eggs, lamb, family, fun and memories.