Cucumber Radish Salad

July 29, 2019

Cucumber Radish Salad


Cucumber Radish Salad

Summer time for me means the days are longer, and hotter and filled with more activities and entertaining than the rest of the year.  It also means I do a LOT of grilling or Instant pot cooking.  Anything to keep the oven off, and the house cool.   My collection of great main course dishes is pretty good, but I am always on the hunt for new salads and side dishes to serve that are easy and seasonal.  This Cucumber Radish Salad ticks off all those boxes.

I normally have all the ingredients I need to make this salad in my refrigerator, with the exception of Radishes.  I buy them sometimes, eat them rarely, usually end up tossing half the bag out since I didn’t really have any great uses for them.   Now, I have this Cucumber Radish Salad, PERFECT!!

How to make Cucumber radish salad:

  • Slice the cucumbers; I don’t even peel mine
  • Slice the radish
  • Thinly slice the red onions
  • Add vinegar, sugar, salt and pepper

That’s it!  Honest, it is just that simple to make!   If I know I making Cucumber Radish Salad I like to make it before I start getting the rest of the meal ready.   It only takes 5 or so minutes, but it does benefit from sitting for at least 10 minutes for the flavours to meld.

Can I prep ahead?

Sort of!   Because the cucumbers have such a high water content, I find that they lose their crispness once they sit too long in the sugar/vinegar mixture.   If they are on my Meal Plan for the week, I go ahead and slice the cucumbers, radish and onions and place them in a glass bowl with a lid or my new favourite STASHER bags   I then mix the cider vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper and dill together and store it in a mini mason jar.   The STASHER bags are a game changer for meal prep, a little pricey to start but worth it in the long run, and definitely more eco-friendly.


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Tips & Tricks for making Cucumber Radish Salad

A couple of quick tips and tricks I have for making this salad EVEN better.

  • Use English cucumbers, less seeds and no need to peel
  • Slice the cucumber with a crinkle slicer for a pretty presentation
  • Use fresh dill if you have it, if not reduce the dry dill to 1/2 tsp
Cucumbers. Radish, Red onion, thinly sliced and tossed in vinaigrette

Cucumber Radish Salad

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Course: Salad
Cuisine: Homemade
Keyword: Cuxumber radish salad
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Servings: 4 people


  • 1 cucumber; sliced
  • 1 cup red onion; sliced
  • 1 cup radishes; sliced
  • 3 tablespoon apple cider vinegar
  • 1 teaspoon pepper
  • 2 teaspoons sugar
  • 1 teaspoon fresh dill
  • 1 teaspoon salt


  • In a bowl, add sliced cucumbers, radishes, and red onion. Toss well.
  • In a small bowl, whisk together vinegar, sugar, salt, pepper, and dill.
  • Pour over salad tossing as you pour. Place in fridge until ready to serve.


Prep Time: 10 Minutes Total Time: 10 Minutes Yield: 4 Servings

Other Summer Salads & Side recipes I recommend:






Cilantro Lime Grilled Corn Salad
Grilled Corn Salad with Cilantro Lime Dressing



Picnic Salad; corn, kidney beans, cucumber, red onion, zucchini tossed in Catalina dressing

Perfect Picnic Salad

Sweet Coleslaw with Pineapple



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