This Cucumber Radish Salad with Yogurt is light, crisp, creamy, and so refreshing! It makes the best summer side to any grilled dinner.
Have I ever told you that August is my favorite month? I know I go on and on about summer all the time, but August is when I really enjoy it the most. June is filled with anticipation, July flashes by with hustle and bustle, but then in August, everything slows down. Crowds thin out. The humidity breaks. And the locally grown fruits and vegetables are at their absolute prime.
Right now, the garden is just bursting with goodness. This is the time of year when all of my hard work really starts to pay off. Soon I'll be overwhelmed with tomatoes, chiles and eggplant, but right now I'm swimming in cucumbers. Beautiful, juicy, adorable little kirby cucumbers, just begging to be pickled or sliced into refreshing salads like this one. It's light, but still satisfying, thanks to the protein-packed Greek yogurt, which is a perfect match for the cool, crisp cukes. It's just what your August needs.
You can opt to leave out the radishes if you want, but I think they add an interesting contrast of texture and a nice depth of flavor. Dill and mint bring freshness to the party, red onion packs a punch, and extra virgin olive oil smooths it all out, really complimenting the creaminess of the yogurt. Be sure to break out the good stuff, and definitely don't be shy.
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