Cucumber Radish Salad - Recipes

Cucumber Radish Salad

Summer salads are my jam.  During the warm summer months when produce is exploding I make some sort of salad for lunch as well as dinner.  It could be as simple as a green salad using killer greens or a big ole salad full everything I can think of, to enjoy as a main.  This recipe for cucumber radish salad was inspired by one I had at a local restaurant.  The flavors were everything I love but the price tag of twelve dollars for a tiny cucumber salad, there were literally four pieces of cucumber, left me not wanting to come back for more.  I did the next best thing.  I came home and recreated the recipe.  Guess what"  It is bigger and better than the first one.

Cucumbers, as well as radishes, often get overlooked and are thought of as a filler for another recipe.  When actually they are just as fantastic as the star ingredient such as in this recipe.  I love both cucumbers and radishes, and always have a stash in the refrigerator to use as a filler and for snacking.  This summer has been different as I have been trying to think outside of the produce box by using them beyond sad filler.  What I love about this recipe is the crispness of the cucumber and the spiciness of the radishes;  both flavors play well together.  Crisp and cool like a summer evening. The disappointing version of this salad that we had at the restaurant, the dressing was a squeeze of lemon juice with olive oil.  My dressing goes beyond that as I used my new favorite crush Preserved Lemon Paste.  I...
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