With temperatures in the high double and low triple digits, it’s time for lighter meals that pack a ton of flavor without being heavy. This dish provides all the flavor you could ever want and mingles it with an abundance of color and simple preparation. From idea to plate in less than five minutes and no stove required. It’s the perfect summertime snack.
I made this dish as a part of the FoodBuzz Family Bites series featuring Newman’s Own products, and as part of the program, I dressed these lovely veggies in some of Newman’s own Olive Oil and vinegar salad dressing that they provided, but any good vinaigrette will do marvelously, especially if it has a good bit of zing to it.
While a three ingredient salad may seem a bit minimal, I promise that this dish is perfect summer fare. It’s light, crisp, cool and flavorful. All things that appeal to me when it’s blazing hot outside, but don’t let the lack of ingredients stop you from adding anything else that makes you smile to the dish.
Goat cheese would have been a welcome addition, as would queso fresco. A little green onion or red onion would have been nice as well, but they aren’t necessary. If you’ve got a few fresh tomatoes hanging out, they would add a wonderful acidic note to the party as well. Have fun with it!
What’s your favorite summer salad? Is it a classic slaw or an iceberg salad? Do you prefer potato or macaroni salad as a quick summer snack? We’d all love to hear what you crave in the summer months.
Cucumber and Radish Salad
Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 10gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 4gFiber: 0gSugar: 2gProtein: 0g
What I would have done differently had I thought of it at the time:
I really think that a bit of mild cheese would have brought this completely over the top, but I’ll have to try it and get back to you.
Links to other recipes like this:
- Pan Seared lamb with Tomato and Cucumber Salad, from CbsoP
- Cucumber and Radish Salad, from Fearless Kitchen
- Tomato, Cucumber and Radish Salad, from Kalyn’s Kitchen
It is hot here too and I hate long complicated dishes. This looks perfect!
I agree with Sarah! Great photos, too!
Funny enough, I just posted my version of cucumbers and onion salad at http://www.robinplotkin.blogspot.com.
Thanks! It’s a great, tasty snack
cucumber and onion sounds very good too
You are always welcome. I’m looking forward to seeing what you come up with
Katie and I are going to have to make this…and trust me, we’ll definitely add some cheese. YUM.
the fact that you’re going to add cheese does not surprise me in the least ;) I hope you enjoy it!
Thanks for this recipe! I’ve added it to the Farm Fresh Feasts Visual Recipe Index by Ingredient, a resource for folks who love to eat from the farm share.
I appreciate it!
It’s always a pleasure to help out, and this is a great way to use up those radishes on a hot summer day!