I really enjoy having a side of a veggie salad with my dinner. Lately, however, I got stuck in a rut, making the same thing over and over again. This is when I came up with this super light and crunchy cucumber, radish salad with dill mustard dressing. It is really delicious, perfect with meats, I’m thinking it would be so good for a barbecue. What’s great is that it’s crazy easy (just slicing veggies and mixing with the dressing) and ready in 5 minutes.
I buy radishes on a weekly basis because I love their flavor. I usually put them on a sandwich or dip them in hummus but other than that I didn’t have too many ideas on what to do with them. So there goes- a salad utilizing this delicious vegetable. I recently thought of another recipe I know very well that reminded me very much of this salad- Lithuanian Saltibarsciai (cold beet soup). Now, I am really excited to make it. As soon as I’m done I promise to share it with you.
But now back to the salad. I cut cucumbers in thin slices. I used the little, crunchy ones and I think they work even better than the big traditional ones.
I did the same with the radishes- thin slices. As you can see on the picture I didn’t do as good of a job as I would want to haha.
Now, the dressing. It is a mustard vinaigrette with dill. I mixed olive oil, apple vinegar, mustard and fresh dill.
Then, I added chopped onion and dressing on top and mixed the salad. I tried and added some salt and pepper to my liking.
All done! Easy, wasn’t it? Enjoy!
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- 5 small crunchy cucumbers (or 1 big traditional one)
- 1 bunch of radishes
- 1/4 onion
- 1/3 cup chopped dill
- 1/4 cup olive oil
- 2 tablespoons apple vinegar
- 1 tablespoon dijon mustard
- salt and pepper to taste
- Slice cucumbers and radishes thinly. Chop onion.
- Mix all dressing ingredients- vinegar, olive oil, mustard, dill.
- Mix all ingredients in a bowl. Serve chilled. Enjoy!