Chinese Cabbage Salad

4 cups thinly chopped Chinese cabbage
¾ cups diced radish
1 ¼ cup noodles (Asian, old pasta, crispy chow mein, whatever)
1 cup crushed peanuts
¼ cup toasted sesame seeds (the black ones look cool if you can get them)
2 Tablespoons rice vinegar
4 Tablespoons sesame oil
3 Tablespoons soy sauce
1 tablespoon honey
1 teaspoon dry mustard (*not essential)

Combine cabbage, radishes, noodles, peanuts, and sesame seeds in a bowl. Mix the remaining ingredients and toss with the vegetables a little at a time. Add only enough of the wet mixture to suit your taste.

Spring Radish Salad

Fresh, simple and spring.
This recipe is great for cucumbers too.

6 radishes, sliced thinly, chop the greens if they are in good shape
1 tablespoon rice vinegar
½ teaspoon toasted sesame oil
toasted sesame seed

Toss radishes in vinegar and oil and chill for ½ hour. Add the greens and toss again with a pinch of salt and garnish with sesame seed.