Radish and Cucumber Salad with Feta Dressing is easy yet delicious and cucumber and radish lovers will want to make this summer long!
There is no doubt that this Cucumber and radish salad with feta dressing It is one of my favorite summer salads for a long time! This mix is tangy, with the coolness of cucumber, a bit of zing from the radishes, and plenty of creaminess and flavor from the feta dressing.
I love cucumbers and radishes, but it’s the flavorful dressing along with the feta cheese that makes this salad a total win-win. It’s definitely a cucumber salad ritual, so today I’m reminding you of this salad for me Favorite Friday He chooses!
You might think cucumbers and radishes are an unusual combination for a salad, but I promise if you love both of those veggies and feta cheese, you’ll make this easy salad again and again!
What ingredients do you need for this recipe?
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- Small choice
- Big radish
- crumbled feta cheese
- Red wine vinegar (affiliate link)
- Fresh thyme, chopped or powdered Dried thyme (affiliate link)
- maiden olive oil (affiliate link)
How did we make cucumber and radish salad even better?
When I first tried this recipe, it took a little experimenting to get it right. Feedback from recipe testers on the first two attempts asked for smaller pieces of cucumber and radish, more feta, and less vinaigrette flavor in the vinaigrette, and I definitely agree that these changes made the salad better.
What cucumber did you use in the cucumber and radish salad?
For this salad, I used small, crunchy Persian cucumbers (also called baby cucumbers) to make the radishes and cucumbers extra crispy. Of course if you are lucky enough to have fresh garden cucumbers, definitely use them, but I wouldn’t use a large watery cucumber with lots of seeds. The Persian cucumbers didn’t need to be salted to draw out the water, and that’s what kept the leftover salad good in the fridge for a day, so it was the perfect choice.
What feta cheese did you use with the cucumber and radish salad?
I’m a big fan of creamy feta milk from sheep’s milk, and lately I’ve been swooning Kirkland Organic Vita from Greece. But any kind of feta you like for its flavor will be great in this easy salad!
How to make cucumber and radish salad:
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- Cut eight Persian cucumbers in half lengthwise, then into 1/2-inch-thick half-moon slices.
- I haven’t peeled the Persian cucumber, but if you don’t have this kind of thin-skinned cucumber, you might want to peel a few slices of the skin.
- Trim and wash the stem and root ends of the radish, then cut the radish in half lengthwise and cut into slices slightly thinner than the cucumber cut.
- Mix radish and cucumber together in a bowl.
- I have adapted to a Red wine vinaigrette salad dressing recipe with feta cheese From David Lebovitz to make the sauce.
- Start by pureeing the feta cheese, red wine vinegar, and chopped fresh thyme (or crushed dried thyme will work in a pinch).
- Then add the olive oil and yogurt and stir the marinade together. I loved the curd flavor in this, but if you’re not a fan of buttermilk, you can use milk, or just use water like David did.
- Toss the dressing with the cucumber and radish mixture, season with salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste, and serve the cucumber and radish salad with a dollop of feta cheese crumbles on top. Tasty!
Make it a low-carb meal:
For a low-carb meal, a cucumber salad with radishes with feta dressing would be great Grilled pieces of meatAnd low carb marinated beef kabobs, Grilled chicken with lemon and capersAnd Grilled Cuban Steakor Grilled cod with garlic, basil and lemon.
More fun radish salads:
8 small Persian cucumbers (or another small cucumber without large seeds)
12 large radishes
1/2 cup + 1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
1 tbsp of red wine vinegar
1 1/2 tsp. chopped fresh thyme (see notes)
1 1/2 tons of olive oil
3 tbs curd (see notes)
- Cut off ends of cucumber, cut in half lengthwise, then cut into 1/4-inch-thick half-moon slices.
- Wash the radish and trim the ends, then cut it in half lengthwise and cut it into half-moon slices a little thinner than a cucumber. Put cucumbers and radishes in a salad bowl.
- Place 12 cups crumbled feta into a bowl or measuring cup. Add the chopped fresh thyme (or crushed dried thyme) and red wine vinegar and mash lightly with a fork. (I like to leave it a little chunky). Add the olive oil and yogurt (or use regular milk or water if you prefer).
- Stir the sauce with the salad. Season to taste with salt and freshly ground black pepper (I didn’t use a lot of salt).
- Serve with an additional 1/4 cup of the feta cheese, sprinkled over the salad.
- This will keep in the fridge for a day or two, but it’s best to make it fresh.
You can use 1/2 tsp. Powdered dried thyme, but fresh thyme is definitely better. If you don’t have buttermilk, just use regular milk or water to thin out the marinade.
The marinade in this recipe is adapted from Creamy feta sauce, vinegar and red wine From David Leibovitz.
Amount per service:
Calories: 85Total fat: 5 gramsSaturated fat: 2 gramsUnsaturated fats: 0 gramsUnsaturated fats: 3 gramsCholesterol: 6 mgsodium: 83 mgcarbohydrates: 9 gramsFiber: 1 gramsugar: 4 gramsprotein: 3 grams
Nutrition info is automatically calculated by the Recipe Plug-In I’m using. I am not a nutritionist and cannot guarantee 100% accuracy, as many variables affect these calculations.
Low Carb Diet / Low Glycemic Diet / South Beach Diet Suggestions:
This radish and cucumber salad is a great choice for low-carb diets and is good for any phase of the original South Beach diet, although South Beachers might prefer a little feta.
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Historical notes for this recipe:
This recipe was first published in 2010. It was updated with better photos in 2018, and most recently updated with more information in 2023.
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