Crunchy Green Salad with Radishes

Tasty and healthy spring salad

I am sitting here writing this post and I still feel super excited to share these news with you :) We bought a city garden last autumn with our family and did a lot of work there in order to plant some vegetables there. It was a really long process as the garden was in quite a state and well there still needs to be work done. We had to remove some old trees and a big spot with grass in order to make the space for the vegetables. But we did it! :) And this spring I got really excited about planting my first vegetables. I must admit I went a little crazy with buying the seeds and now I am out of space to plant all that I wanted :D But well, next year I will be more organized and plan better. I am an absolute newbie when it comes to gardening and especially planting and taking care of the plants, so there will be lots of learning, trial and error, and probably also failure along the way. But if you would like to hear more about my experience and tips on what to do and what not, I might consider adding a section on my website dedicated to gardening and more specifically growing vegetables. Just remember these won´t be expert tips, but rather a journey of someone learning how to do the things correctly :) So if that is something you would like to see here, let me know in the comments :)

Wow, that pre-story to the recipe really escalated this time :D I am sorry and I hope I didn´t bore you. So, lets get on to the recipe, which was inspired by the early spring harvest that I got from the garden. The first things I planted were radishes and I bought so many different ones that we are struggling to eat them as fast as they grow :D When I was looking for seeds I found some beautiful coloured radishes, white, dark purple and white. Since I love colors in my food, I had to buy these are plant them. I also did get the regular or more common pink ones. So when I went to the garden and started pulling out the radishes that were ready to be picked, I was so excited about how beautiful the colors were, that I had to make a pause to jump around a little from happiness :D Luckily it was pretty late and there were no other people around.. :D Right at that moment I decided to make a salad which will showcase these radishes and their beautiful colors.

This is a really simple salad, with really clean simple flavours,but that doesn´t mean it is not tasty. I actually have started to tend towards these kind of salads lately, that don´t have many different vegetables, but rather few that complement each others flavours. I find that this way the vegetables get to be more in the spotlight (if that makes any sense) and you also get more of a specific flavour. That is why I chose really mildly flavoured greens for this salad and only added the spring onion to bring a bit of a kick along with the radishes. Also I opted out for a simple "dressing" using some natural Greek yogurt to soften the overall combination of flavours. As a result you get a delicious crunchy spring salad that is a great side to some fish or meat, or also enjoyed as it is with some fresh bread.

I hope you will also enjoy this simple but delicious salad, and let me know if you would like to see more salad recipes from me in the future. 

Enjoy!

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RECIPE

Crunchy Green Salad with Radishes

Tasty & healthy spring salad

​INGREDIENTS

  • ¼ iceberg salad

  • ½ cucumber

  • 2 spring onions

  • 20 radishes

 

  • 2 tbsp natural flavoured yogurt (I use Greek yogurt)

  • salt

  • pepper

DIRECTIONS

  1. Start by washing all of the vegetables well.

  2. Slice the iceberg salad finely and add to a big bowl.

  3. Cube the cucumber and slice the onions. Add to the bowl with the salad.

  4. Cut the green parts and the bottom ends of the radishes and then cut the radishes into quarters. Add the radishes also to the salad bowl.

  5. Measure 2 tablespoons of natural flavoured yogurt and pour over the salad. Season with some salt and pepper to taste and mix the salad well so that all of the vegetables are covered with the yogurt.

  6. Serve fresh as a side salad or as a light meal on its own.

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