Sunday, June 15, 2014

Dilled Cucumber and Radish Salad

It's no secret I love a good cucumber salad...Easy Pickled Cucumber Salad and Lemony Cucumber Salad being two of my favorites.   But make room for the new kid on the block:  Dilled Cucumber and Radish Salad.  Crisp cucumbers meet crunchy radishes and dill in this delightful salad that makes a great accompaniment to just about anything!

Dilled Cucumber and Radish Salad: Crisp cucumbers meet crunchy radishes  and dill in this refreshing salad!  #dill #radishes #cucumber



I've never been a big fan of the radish but this salad has helped changed my mind.  They are not only color pleasing in this salad, but they also add great crunch and a little bit of spiciness.   Radishes are quite healthy too!  Vitamin C, potassium, calcium and fiber are just a few positive attributes of radishes.

The inspiration for this salad came from Allrecipes. Like the author of the original recipe I, too, had a bunch of radishes I needed to use up.  I am so glad I found this salad and adjusted the ingredients to suite my tastes.  This salad went right up to the top of my list of refreshing summer salads.

Dilled Cucumber and Radish Salad: Crisp cucumbers meet crunchy radishes  and dill in this refreshing salad!  #dill #radishes #cucumber

I also loved that I had a chance to use my fresh dill that I potted this year.  This is the first time I've put dill into my potted herb garden.  I LOVE the taste of fresh dill, and was glad to find a great recipe to use it in.

Potted herb garden

Of course, this is a photo of my pots when I first planted them.  They have really filled out in the past month!!  Being able to grab whatever fresh herbs I want for cooking is one of the best things about summer!  But if you don't have an herb garden, fresh dill is easy to find in the produce section of your grocery store too!


Dilled Cucumber and Radish Salad

Dilled Cucumber and Radish Salad

Ingredients

  • 1 large English cucumber, sliced
  • 2 cups sliced radishes
  • 1/2 tsp. kosher salt (or more to taste)
  • 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
  • 3 TBS unseasoned rice wine vinegar
  • 2 TBS extra virgin olive oil
  • 1 tsp. granulated sugar
  • 1 clove minced garlic
  • 1 TBS chopped fresh dill (or more or less to your liking)
  • fresh ground black pepper, to taste

Instructions

  1. Combine the cucumbers and radish in a large bowl. Sprinkle with salt. Mix and allow to sit at room temperature for about 15 minutes. Drain off any liquid that forms.
  2. In a small bowl or small mason jar with lid, combine the vinegar, oil, garlic, and sugar. Mix or whisk well.
  3. Add onion to the cucumber-radish mixture and pour dressing on top of vegetables. Mix to coat. Add in the dill and the black pepper. Taste for additional salt if needed.
  4. Refrigerate for atleast 1 hour to allow flavors to meld. Garnish with additional fresh dill, if desired.
Yield: 6 servings
Prep Time: 00 hrs. 10 mins.
Cook time: 01 hrs. 00 mins. (chill time) 
Total time: 1 hrs. 10 mins.
Tags: salad, cucumber, radish, dill, vegetable

Adapted from Allrecipes

Servings - 6    Serving size - 1/6th of recipe   Points Plus per Serving - 2 Points+
Calories  79,   Total Fat - 4.7g,   Carb - 3.8g,   Protein - 0.5g,   Fiber  1g

Printable Recipe 

How about you?  Are you a radish lover?  If not, give this salad a try.  You might be converted like I was! 


16 comments:

  1. I do enjoy radishes! I couldn't imagine eating them alone, but I love them mixed in a salad. Yayy for fresh herbs

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    1. I'm not a fan of them alone either Erica! and yes, yay for fresh herbs!!! :)

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  2. I always loved the combination of cucumber and radish :) yummy salad!

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    1. This is the first time I've had both together and I have to agree...a great combination! Thanks Madeja!

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  3. I just love the simplicity of this salad...plus it's so summery 'n healthy! Thank you for sharing!

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    1. Thanks Linda...I agree about it being perfect for summer! Thanks for stopping by!

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  4. As luck would have it, I bought both English cucumbers and radishes! I will leave out the stinky onion though. Wondering though - I have dried dill vs. fresh - any clue on the ratio if I use dried dill?

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    1. I'm gonna say maybe start with a tsp and see if it's enough, then add more if you need to.

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  5. I'm not a big fan of radishes but we often get them at our CSA. I'll give this a try! Pinning!

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    1. I am not a radish lover either, but enjoyed eating them this way.

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  6. We have so many radishes to use up. Love the idea of this salad!

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  7. Gorgeous! I love fresh dill. This salad sounds delish!!

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  8. Love it. Very fresh and crisp. Perfect for summer.

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  9. We are not radish lovers, but I keep getting radishes in our CSA box, and I am determined to find a way to like them. The radishes and 3/4 of one of the cucumber are the last items left from my most recent box, and I have some fresh dill too. I think I will try this tonight to go with the burgers I am planning to grill. Thanks for the inspiration.

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