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spring radish & cucumber salad

April 22, 2012

radish salad1

 

the weather this past weekend in seattle was, simply put, gorgeous!  the sun was out all weekend, and i think it may even stick around for one or two more days, believe it or not!  We had a few friends drive up from tacoma on friday night and then had a cookout for most of the day saturday.  it was one of those, cook, eat and drink all day kind of deals – my favorite really.  we had music playing, the dogs were busy working on some bone marrow, and the company was entertaining to say the least!

 

radish salad 2

 

while tomas and matt were in charge of getting the meat (not always the smartest ideas – they came home with filet, hanger steak, 2 or 3 types of sausages, lamb, shrimp and chicken), and megan and i were in charge of the sides.  we went to a little market on 65th and 15th that just opened up a new space across the street from their old space – they have great, cheap produce (my favorite kind!).  we also came home with an abundance of items – radishes, cucumber, avocado, tomatillos, jalapenos, garlic, onion, fingerling potatoes, asparagus, cilantro and broccoli.

 

radish salad 3

 

i decided to try and throw together a little radish salad, and luckily it was a huge hit!  when tomas comments that something is awesome, i take it as an enormous compliment – this salad earned that title!  it is light, fresh and flavorful – perfect for spring!  i hope you enjoy it as much as we did!

serves 6

2 bunches radishes, thinly sliced

1 cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, seeded and sliced thinly

2 medium sized tomatoes, seeded and diced

3 scallions, sliced on a bias

1 avocado, diced

juice of 1 lime

1/4 cup chopped cilantro

1 T fresh thyme

1 t apple cider vinegar

1 T olive oil

s&p

toss all ingredients together and season to taste (yes, it’s that easy!).

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4 Comments leave one →
  1. April 22, 2012 10:55 pm

    Yes! I hit the Broadway farmers mkt today & was thrilled to stock up on greens and radishes. It’s summer in Seattle! (Until it starts raining again.). 🙂

    • April 23, 2012 7:29 am

      haha, yeah i think we only have a couple more days of this sadly… i’m going to try to brave greenlake today, but we’ll see if i manage to find parking 🙂

  2. April 23, 2012 12:08 am

    I bet the peppery radish and the cucumber contrast really beautifully – it certainly look delicious!

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