Fresh, crisp Radish Salad is the perfect summer side dish! Made with thinly sliced radishes, cucumbers, red onion, garlic, and dill, it’s simple, delicious, and packed with fresh flavor!
Summer time is for salads! I mean… if you ask me… ANYTIME is for salads. But there’s something about warm weather and fresh summer veggies that just makes salads taste better. And this Radish Salad is one of our favorites!
It couldn’t be more simple – just radishes, cucumbers, and onions – but the flavor combination is out of this world. It’s the perfect side dish for picnics, grilling, or lazy days by the pool… and so easy to make!
What do you need for radish salad?
Radishes – The main ingredient in this salad is, of course, radishes! Choose radishes that are bright red in color, and be sure to cut off both ends before you start slicing them.
Cucumbers – Cucumbers are a great addition to the radishes and the flavors complement one another well. I used an English cucumber, which is always my favorite for salads. Be sure to choose one that is bright green and firm.
Onion – Onions add an additional element of flavor to this salad. I used red onion for the color and for their mild flavor, but you can substitute white onion if you prefer.
Olive oil – Olive oil is the base of the simple vinaigrette dressing. I used extra virgin, but feel free to use a lighter olive oil as well.
Vinegar – White wine vinegar helps to balance out the olive oil and gives the dressing a touch of sweetness.
Seasonings – I seasoned my salad with fresh minced garlic, fresh dill, salt, and pepper.
How to make Radish Salad
Slice the vegetables – The key to the BEST radish salad is to slice your vegetables thinly and uniformly using a sharp knife or mandoline. Once they’re sliced, you can add them all to a large mixing bowl along with the minced garlic and fresh dill.
Make the dressing – The next step is to make the dressing by whisking together the olive oil, vinegar, salt & pepper.
Combine the ingredients – The final step is to pour the dressing over the vegetables and toss to combine.
Mandoline vs. Knife
The best way to achieve thin, even slices is using a mandoline. It cuts the prep time to just a few minutes and allows you to slice vegetables more thinly than you’d likely be able to with a knife. IF you don’t have a mandoline and don’t want to buy one, feel free to use a sharp knife instead.
- Substitute any type of cucumber for English cucumber
- Use white onion or green onions instead of red onion
- Add fresh lemon juice to the dressing
- Use golden balsamic or apple cider vinegar in place of white wine vinegar
- Substitute dried dill or any of your favorite seasonings for the fresh dill
More delicious summer salads
- Creamy Cucumber Salad
- Tomato Cucumber Feta Salad
- Caprese Corn Salad
- Chickpea Cucumber Feta Salad
- Tomato Salad
- 3-Bean Salad
- Strawberry Cucumber Salad
- 2 cups thinly sliced radishes
- 1 cup thinly sliced cucumber
- 1 cup thinly sliced red onion
- 1 tablespoon fresh minced dill
- 1 clove minced garlic
- 2 tablespoons olive oil
- 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 1/4 teaspoon pepper
- Combine the radishes, cucumbers, and onions in a medium mixing bowl.
- Add fresh dill and minced garlic.
- Whisk together olive oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper.
- Pour over the vegetables and toss to combine.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 8 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 51Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 3gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 146mgCarbohydrates: 5gFiber: 1gSugar: 2gProtein: 1g