Radish and Cucumber Salad is a staple on the Russian summer table. I grew up with a very large vegetable garden, filled with plenty of radishes, cucumbers, onions, plus every other vegetable imaginable. As a result, there were always 2 salads that we always ate in the summertime, this Radish and Cucumber Salad and a delicious rustic Tomato Cucumber Salad.
If you dislike the sometimes sharp flavour of radishes, the sour cream will mellow out the sharpness in this salad. This salad tastes best with sour cream, but if you are worried about the fat content, you can substitute with Greek Yogurt. Radishes aren’t that popular in western cuisine, and I don’t know why? They’re very healthy for you. Perhaps people just haven’t found a tasty way of eating them?
I love growing radishes. They grow very fast in the garden, you can get several crops across the summer, and are an easy organic crop to grow with so many varieties. Plus they are high in vitamin C, folate and the B vitamins, all good for you.
So enough of the gardening lesson, this is a super easy salad to throw together in a few minutes, full of vitamins, and so very Russian with the sour cream and dill. Bon Appetit! Приятного аппетита!
Russian Radish and Cucumber Salad (Салат из редиски и огурца)
- 1 English Cucumber or several bush cucumbers
- 1 bunch of radishes
- 1 tablespoon fresh dill chopped
- 3 tablespoons sour cream
- salt and pepper to taste
Slice the cucumbers and radishes and put in a medium sized bowl.
Add the sour cream and chopped dill to the cucumbers and mix until completely coated.
Add salt and pepper to taste.
Recipe Notes*NOTE: You can prep the salad in advance, as long as you don't add the salt and Sour Cream until you're ready to serve. You can substitute Greek Yogurt instead of the Sour Cream.