Cucumbers and radishes grow rampant in our garden during the summer months and the majority of them go into this super easy, bright and delicious salad which is great with barbequed chicken. Radishes don’t get enough love in the UK but they are crunchy, slightly peppery and they’re really good for your heart. Radishes are cheap to buy too and they’re really filling so one small bag can make a hearty salad for a family of four. This recipe works with any type of small radish, but I’m using the common red globe radish.
Serves 2 Adults
1/2 a cucumber
2 tbsp olive oil
1/8 tsp salt
small handful of mint leaves
- Trim the cucumber end then slice away alternate strips of the skin then slice in half lengthways. Cut 3mm wide halfmoons of cucumber then scatter into a shallow dish. Trim the tops and tails of the radishes then thinly slice and scatter into the dish. Crumble over the feta.
- Pour the oil into a small jar with a lid then squeeze in the lime and add the salt. Shake well to combine then drizzle over the salad and toss gently with a spoon to coat.
- Finely chop the mint (roll it up into a cigar shape then cut very fine slices) and scatter over the finished salad.