This 5 ingredient cucumber radish salad is simple, refreshing and easy. It’s perfect for a summer side dish or a quick lunch.
As usual, I bought a ridiculous amount of something just to use as garnish. This time it was radishes, and even though they were pretty, buying a whole bunch of them seems so wasteful. So I scanned Pinterest and looked for a simple idea to use them up. I found this easy salad, and I figured it would be perfect. Only a few ingredients, and really fresh.
I used Greek yogurt instead of sour cream because I read somewhere that it contains less lactose than other dairy products (yogurt that is, not specifically Greek) but I have no idea if that’s scientifically accurate. Either way, I went with it.
Considering the fact that I’ve never done anything with radishes before – other than throwing them into a regular ol’ salad – I was really impressed with the way this salad turned out. I love, love, love the chives and the flavor they add without making a full on dressing for the salad.
Salt & pepper go a really long way for this 5 ingredient cucumber radish salad, so make sure you season liberally. It makes a big difference. And, don’t make the salad too far in advance (or any other pre-dressed salad with cucumbers for that matter) because the cucumbers release water and can make the dressing runny and flavorless. You can add more salt to combat this, but it’s best to wait to dress it.
5 Ingredient Cucumber Radish Salad
Yield 6 - 8
- 2 English cucumbers, seeded and chopped
- 1 pound radishes, trimmed and thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup chopped chives
- 1 5.3-ounce package Greek yogurt
- 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- In a large bowl, combine cucumbers, radishes, chives, yogurt and vinegar. Stir to combine.
- Season with salt & pepper to taste. Stir again to evenly distribute the salt & pepper.