Cucumber and Radish Salad
This simple cucumber and radish salad with dill dressing is filled with the fresh flavours of summer in every bite.
In need of a fresh and simple summer side dish? Look no further than this cucumber radish salad! With thinly sliced cucumbers and radishes covered in a fragrant olive oil and dill dressing, this cucumber and radish salad is the perfect dish for any summer BBQ. Not only is it (incredibly) easy to prepare, but it can easily be made ahead of time, stored in the fridge and ready to go whenever you need it.
When it comes to cooking, sometimes the simplest recipes are the absolute best, and although I love cooking with spices and ingredients from around the world, my favourite dishes are the ones that come from closest to home. As someone who lives in a city centre, I rely heavily on the support and hard work of farmers to bring me produce from farm to fork, so I do my best to shop locally as much as I possibly can. I haven’t always been a farmer’s market kind of gal, like most people I used to buy all of my produce from the grocery store (which I still think is totally fine for eating well), but the more I’ve learned about food the more I’ve felt a need to shop and eat local. As consumers, I think it is very easy for us to get disconnected from our food; where it comes from, who made it and how it got to our plate. It is so easy for us to look at a tomato like it is just a tomato, but when you consider how it goes from seed, to plant, to fruit to market you understand that there is so much more to the process than just plucking it off the grocery store shelf.
With so many great markets in the Ottawa area and many other regions in the country, shopping local is much easier than most people think. Yes, it might take a little more time and a little more research, but it’s really not as difficult or time-consuming as people make it out to be, and I can assure it is totally worth it. Not only is it ideal for freshness and nutritional value, but for flavour and for the community.
This summer I’ve partnered with an amazing local farm, Hendrick Farm, to bring some fresh new recipes to the table (literally). Only a 20-minute drive from Ottawa, their farm stand and CSA program are bringing tonnes of fresh seasonal produce to the community, and this Cucumber and Radish Salad with Dill Vinaigrette is just one of many recipes to come.
This cucumber radish salad can be prepped and dressed ahead of time and stored in the fridge until ready to serve.
- 1 bunch spring greens (about 4 cups)
- 1 bunch radishes (10–12 radishes)
- 1 cucumber
- 3 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 lemon, juiced
- 1 teaspoon Dijon mustard
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped dill (4–6 sprigs)
- ¼ teaspoon sea salt
- Fresh pepper, to taste
- Begin by preparing the dressing. In a small bowl or jar, combine the vinaigrette ingredients, whisk together and set aside.
- Prepare the vegetables. Wash the spring greens and towel dry, thinly slice the radishes and cucumbers into rounds. The thinner they are the more they will absorb the dressing.
- In a large bowl or plate, combine the spring greens, sliced radishes, and sliced cucumbers and drizzle with vinaigrette.
- Season with salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve and enjoy!
- Serving Size: 1 serving
- Calories: 123 calories
- Sugar: 2 grams
- Fat: 11 grams
- Carbohydrates: 7 grams
- Fiber: 2 grams
- Protein: 2 grams
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