Radish and Cucumber Salad

Radish and Cucumber Salad - Real Food Outlaws

I don’t usually like radishes…but I love this radish and cucumber salad!

We’ve been getting quite a few radishes in our CSA produce boxes lately. If you are a radish fan, than this is not an issue. If you are not (like me), it can be difficult to know what to do with them. My mom introduced me to this amazing radish and cucumber salad, so I decided that if some of my readers had misgivings about radishes, I should share it!

Not only is this salad delicious, it is also chock full of nutrients that help detoxify and nourish the body. 

Radishes are a very nutrient dense food, rich in vitamins. They are especially very good for the liver,  kidneys, gallbladder and stomach. They are an excellent detoxifier. Radishes are also considered an anti-congestive, which means that they help decrease respiratory irritation. Their list of health benefits can fill an entire post! It makes me want to eat more of them. 

Cucumbers help add water to the body which can keep you hydrated. This can help the body flush out toxins. They boast B vitamins, A, and C, and skin-friendly minerals like magnesium, potassium, and silicon. Cucumbers can also aid in digestion and may help relieve acid indigestion and reflux. 

Fresh flat-leaf parsley is what makes this salad really stand out. Parsley is a fantastic detoxifier and full of vitamins K, C, and A. It is also an excellent source of folate. I like to add it to juices and smoothies whenever possible for an added nutritional boost. 

Radish and Cucumber Salad
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  1. 1-2 bunches of fresh radishes
  2. 1-2 cucumbers
  3. 1 small bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley
  4. apple cider vinegar
  5. extra virgin olive oil
  6. sea salt
  1. Dice or chop radishes and cucumbers.
  2. Chop parsley.
  3. Add to a medium-sized bowl.
  4. Sprinkle with apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and sea salt to taste.
  5. Toss and serve.
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My children love this salad as much as I do! Most kids don’t like radishes because they are a little spicy. This salad tempers the spice nicely so that it is very pleasant to the palate. Even my 3-year-old likes it. 

I hope this gives you a fresh, new idea for eating radishes! If you eat dairy, adding some feta or goat cheese is a wonderful addition. 

Be nourished. Be happy.


Radish and Cucumber Salad - Real Food Outlaws

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  1. Moira says

    Hi Sarah, If you have so many radishes in your CSA box you might try being adventurous with them. Do as the French do and sauté them – including the greens! If you google sautéed radishes, you will come up with lots of ideas. The one on Epicurious is very basic and a good place to start – just garlic, butter and chives. Also, don’t you hate throwing away the radish leaves (and carrot leaves as well – such an unnecessary waste)? Well, they are included in the Epicurious recipe.

    Your article has reminded me of a white bean and radish salad I enjoy every summer so I’m going to go out today and buy some. Thanks for your recipe, which I’m going to try as well!

    • says

      Hi Moira,

      I definitely don’t let them go to waste. I use them for other things or give them to my rabbit, who eats a lot of fresh foods. I don’t like radishes plain, but I love them in dishes that I create. 🙂

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