Quick Fix: Radish & Cucumber Salad

This year my mother in law and I have a garden together. It's just down the road at a friend's house where they have given us three rather large rows to plant in. We've had pretty good success, if you ask me. One of our biggest successes? Our radishes.

I am crazy about our radishes. Well, I am crazy about radishes in general, really, but now that I ahve grown my own? Double crazy. When we made our first harvest of them, I began making this salad. Becuase when radishes taste this good, you want to show them off. This is the perfect salad to do just that.

We have just done a second round of radishes, so in about 20 days, I'll be enjoying them again, and making LOTS more of this salad.

Peel and slice one cucumber.... 

Then slice six or so radishes. I say "six or so" because this is a preference thing. For instance, had I a milion radishes, I would just throw those in because I love them that much. I eat radishes like they are pieces of chocolate. So, you know, six or a million or whatever works for you. 

Slice up three basil leaves and throw them in. Now, I don't want to sound like this could just be basil...this could also be cilantro (which I have used) or fresh oregano. 

Now drizzle three tablespoons of red wine vinegar. You can also use apple cider vinegar, but I think the red wine vinegar is the way to go. 

AND do a little salt and pepper to your taste. 

This is the perfect side salad to almost any meal. I have had it with hot dogs, burgers, or sandwiches, or just all on its own. What will you pair it with? 

Radish and Cucumber Salad 

Time: 10 minutes | Serves: 4 as a side dish | Difficulty: Easy 

You Will Need: 

1 cucumber, peeled and sliced 
6 or so radishes, sliced 
3 basil leaves, sliced (you can also use cilantro or fresh oregano, depending what you have) 
3 tablespoons red wine vinegar 
salt and pepper, to taste 


In a bowl combine the ingredients. I like to use a tupperware with a lid because then I add them all and I shake it to combine, really mixing it up good all on all sides. 

You can also use a spoon. Whatever you got will get the job done. 

Serve alongside your favorite meal! Goes great with lunches or dinners. 

So easy and sooooooo freshy fresh! 

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