This Spring Radish Salad is super quick to throw together and is a light and flavor-packed dish to brighten up your spring (oh, and it has less than 50 calories per serving)!
I called this a Spring Radish Salad because for a hot second it felt like spring. But now it’s snowing and I’m bundled in my warmest sweater dreading shoveling snow off the sidewalk. I’m wondering why I ever thought it was time to say the word “spring!”
Maybe we can call it the “Bathing Suit Season Is Coming Radish Salad,” with its 34 calories per serving.
Or the “I Guess I’ll Eat The Rest Of This Plain Yogurt Radish Salad,” with its use of plain yogurt as an easy, no-make (because you don’t have to make it) dressing.
No matter what you choose to call your rendition of cucumber radish salad, one thing is for certain: it’s going to taste delicious. The mix of cucumber and radish is uber refreshing, and the yogurt and chives add so much flavor that borders on tangy and sweet.
This He Who Shall Not Have A Proper Name Radish Salad was first created during an infamous Hot Mess, a day in which two food bloggers descend upon a kitchen and make a royally Hot (albeit tasty) Mess.
The recipe was the brainchild of my other Hot Mess half, who is Dutch and therefore uses a fraction of the calories/salt/fat that we Americans are accustomed to. The result? A delightfully light and flavorful salad with a simple ingredients list and even simpler preparation.
Ingredients in this Spring Radish Recipe
There’s nothing better than a recipe that packs in flavor with minimal ingredients. The fewer items that make their way onto the list, the better! This radish salad keeps things simple using only 5 ingredients, most of which are likely already in your fridge.
- Radishes: Start with 10 radishes. That’s about 1 bunch. Did you know radishes are a great source of antioxidants? Radishes are also dog-friendly! So everyone in the family, eat up!
- Cucumber: Next, you’ll need a cucumber, but not just any cucumber — an English cucumber. The English variety tends to be crunchier, which is a must in this salad (plus, it has few to no seeds!)
- Chives: ½ cup of chopped chives is going to add a nice onion-y flavor to the dish. (What even are chives? Answers here.)
- Yogurt: For the dressing, use ½ cup of plain yogurt! The creaminess of the yogurt makes the perfect sauce and eliminates the need for additional ingredients.
- Salt: Last but not least, spring radish salad is made complete with the addition of ½ teaspoon of salt. It’s the perfect amount for rounding out the flavors.
This tool makes quick and even slicing a breeze!
How to make spring salad with radishes
Salads are great for many reasons, but one of my favorites is the general lack of cooking that they require. This recipe follows suit! It’s a quick and easy dish to prepare and assemble, and one that’s ready in as little as 15 minutes.
- Prep the ingredients: Thinly slice the radishes and cucumber (a mandoline slicer makes this easy!)
- Assemble the dish: Gently toss together all of ingredients in a large bowl. Season with more salt or pepper to taste.
Radish Salad Recipe Tips
Spring radish salad is versatile — you can mix and match ingredients to make it as savory or refreshing as you’d like! Here are options that you can consider adding:
- Thinly sliced white onion
- Diced avocado
- Chopped nuts
- Lemon drizzle
What to pair with radish salad
Pair this refreshing salad with a hearty main dish for a complete and satisfying meal!
- Soup: Soup and salad is a classic combo! Try pairing this with Avocado Soup, Potato Leek Soup, or Acorn Squash Soup.
- Potatoes: Go the hearty route with a potato dish! Mediterranean Stuffed Sweet Potatoes, Slow Cooker Hassleback Potatoes, and Sweet Potato Gnocchi are all great options.
- Low Carb: If a low carb meal is in order, try Asparagus Noodles with Pesto, Chard Wraps, or Spaghetti Squash Mac and Cheese!
- 10 radishes about 1 bunch
- 1 English cucumber
- ½ cup chopped chives 40 g
- ½ cup plain yogurt 120 g
- ½ tsp salt
- Prep: Thinly slice the radishes and cucumber (a mandoline slicer makes this easy!)
- Assemble: Gently toss together all ingredients in a large bowl, seasoning with more salt or pepper to taste.