This cucumber radish salad with lemon dressing makes the perfect side dish for a summer barbecue. This salad recipe only has a few ingredients but all of the flavors really pop and it’s absolutely delicious on a hot day.
I’m a big fan of cucumber salads of any variety. We always have them on hand in the summer so it is easy to throw together a quick salad when we need a fresh side dish. We often do tomato cucumber salads but radishes are a tasty addition that give this salad just the right amount of bite.
Radishes are very easy to grow yourself so it may be fun to add them to your garden this summer. They are usually the first thing I start my kids gardening with because you can harvest them so quickly.
The dressing on this is made with fresh lemon juice and is so simple but absolutely amazing in this and any other summer salad.
I love this salad just as much the next day so if you want to make a big batch and have it on hand it can really simplify mealtime. We will often grill up some meat and just make a quick meal out of meat and this cucumber radish salad. I’m a seriously lazy cook in the summer. The heat gets to me and I’d rather just have a few favorite meals ready to go.
I always like having something fresh on hand though and this salad holds up really well in the fridge. It’s the perfect light meal during the summer and it’s easy to dress things up if you want to for a crowd.
Healthy Eating Tip
I’m not the best at prepping meals ahead of time. I’m working on being better at it but I like most recipes made fresh so I do what I can. I do find that I’m MUCH better at sticking to my healthy eating goals when I have a few things ready to go in the fridge.
I’m pretty good about dinner but I’m the worst about waiting until I’m starving to grab lunch. I’ve been trying to practice intermittent fasting so I don’t often eat breakfast and by the time I get around to eating lunch I’m starving. Having a few things like this salad ready to go makes it so much easier to grab something quickly and avoid just saying forget it and eating cereal for lunch.
- 1 large cucumber, sliced
- 2 bunches of radishes, sliced thinly
- 1/4 onion, sliced thinly
- 1/3 cup olive oil
- 1/3 cup red wine vinegar
- 1 lemon, juiced
- salt and pepper, to taste
- Thinly slice your radishes and cucumbers. Slice larger pieces in half.
- Thinly slice your onion.
- Layer all veggies in a bowl.
- In a separate bowl, combine the olive oil, red wine vinegar, and lemon juice.
- Whisk with a fork then toss with your veggies.
- Salt and pepper to taste.
- Serve immediately or let it marinate overnight.