Steak and Watermelon Radish Sandwiches

Steak and Watermelon Radish Sandwiches Recipe
Photo: Annabelle Breakey
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.


Makes 4
Total time: 40 Minutes

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Recipe Time

Total: 40 Minutes

Nutritional 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


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


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.


Nutritional analysis is per sandwich.

Amy Machnak,


February 2012
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