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Steak and Watermelon Radish Sandwiches

Photo: Annabelle Breakey
Total time 40 mins
Yield Makes 4
A watermelon radish is, on first glance, a plain greenish-white root. But slice it open and it reveals a stunning fuchsia interior. They're also known as red-meat or beauty-heart radishes, and you can find seeds at Kitazawa Seed Company ( For this sandwich, we took a a classic combination--radishes and butter--and paired them with steak for a juicy, crunchy sandwich.


  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 large garlic clove
  • 1 pound flank steak
  • 4 ounces butter, at room temperature
  • 2 teaspoons chopped chives
  • 8 slices caraway rye bread
  • Baby arugula leaves
  • 2 watermelon radishes, peeled and thinly sliced

Nutrition Information

  • calories 528
  • caloriesfromfat 56 %
  • protein 29 g
  • fat 34 g
  • satfat 18 g
  • carbohydrate 28 g
  • fiber 4 g
  • sodium 580 mg
  • cholesterol 99 mg

How to Make It

  1. Put oil, garlic, and steak in a medium bowl and turn to coat. Let marinate 20 minutes at room temperature. Mix together butter and chives; set aside.

  2. Prepare grill for high heat (450° to 550°). Grill meat, turning once, until grill marks appear and meat is cooked the way you like, 8 minutes for medium rare. Cover with foil and let rest 10 minutes, then slice thinly across the grain.

  3. Spread one side of bread slices with butter mixture. Layer 4 slices with arugula, some sliced steak, and slices of radish. Top with remaining bread slices.

Cook's Notes

Nutritional analysis is per sandwich.