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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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Prep Time 10 mins
Course Salad
Cuisine Homemade
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
Keyword Cuxumber radish salad
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