Green Meal: Corned Beef Sandwich

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!It is our first official holiday together. I am foregoing a “green” post to bring you my modern twist on traditional St. Paddy’s Day fare.

With the first day of spring ever so near I am reluctant to launch into a steamy hot pot of corned beef and cabbage. I have opted for a quicker, cooler version of the same flavors with a corned beef and slaw sandwich. To get more of the tradition in, I added extra carrots and substituted waffle fries for potatoes.


I assembled the sandwich on a toasted ciabatta roll. It includes corned beef, Swiss cheese, red onion, and fresh made slaw. Horseradish in the slaw gives it a little bite.It pairs quite nicely with another Irish favorite – Guinness beer.You’ll find the recipe for the slaw just ahead.

savour… new traditions.

Sandwich Slaw

The ingredients:

  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 1/8 teaspoon dry mustard
  • 1/8 teaspoon caraway seed
  • 1/8 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1 pinch salt
  • 1 teaspoon vinegar
  • ¼ cup shredded carrot
  • 1 ½ cups shredded cabbage

The method:

  1. Whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, spices, and vinegar.
  2. Stir in carrot and cabbage until completely incorporated.
  3. Keep refrigerated.