Radish and Cucumber Salad
I don’t usually like radishes…but I love this radish and cucumber salad!
We’ve been getting quite a few radishes in our CSA produce boxes lately. If you are a radish fan, than this is not an issue. If you are not (like me), it can be difficult to know what to do with them. My mom introduced me to this amazing radish and cucumber salad, so I decided that if some of my readers had misgivings about radishes, I should share it!
Not only is this salad delicious, it is also chock full of nutrients that help detoxify and nourish the body.
Radishes are a very nutrient dense food, rich in vitamins. They are especially very good for the liver, kidneys, gallbladder and stomach. They are an excellent detoxifier. Radishes are also considered an anti-congestive, which means that they help decrease respiratory irritation. Their list of health benefits can fill an entire post! It makes me want to eat more of them.
Cucumbers help add water to the body which can keep you hydrated. This can help the body flush out toxins. They boast B vitamins, A, and C, and skin-friendly minerals like magnesium, potassium, and silicon. Cucumbers can also aid in digestion and may help relieve acid indigestion and reflux.
Fresh flat-leaf parsley is what makes this salad really stand out. Parsley is a fantastic detoxifier and full of vitamins K, C, and A. It is also an excellent source of folate. I like to add it to juices and smoothies whenever possible for an added nutritional boost.
- 1-2 bunches of fresh radishes
- 1-2 cucumbers
- 1 small bunch of fresh flat-leaf parsley
- apple cider vinegar
- extra virgin olive oil
- sea salt
- Dice or chop radishes and cucumbers.
- Chop parsley.
- Add to a medium-sized bowl.
- Sprinkle with apple cider vinegar, olive oil, and sea salt to taste.
- Toss and serve.
I hope this gives you a fresh, new idea for eating radishes! If you eat dairy, adding some feta or goat cheese is a wonderful addition.
Be nourished. Be happy.
Sarah is a wife, mom of 5, horse farm owner at Outlaw Acres Iowa, and real food blogger at Real Food Outlaws. She is also a Master Herbalist and owns 90210 Organics, an Eco-boutique and Apothecary. She holds a Master’s Degree in Applied Clinical Nutrition from New York Chiropractic College and is a Clinical/Functional Nutritionist and Advanced Nutrition Response Testing™ Practitioner at Natural Health Improvement Center of Des Moines, and owns Natural Health Improvement Center of South Jersey. You can often find her barefoot in the garden (or kitchen), or rummaging through a refrigerator (not necessarily her own).