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Radish, Feta and Cucumber Salad. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

Radish, Feta and Cucumber Salad

There is a range of delicious, contrasting flavours and textures in this lovely salad. Cool cucumbers perfectly complement spicy radishes whilst sliced pear adds sweetness. The roasted walnuts add crunch and creamy feta brings all the ingredients together. This light, refreshing salad is easy to make and is ideal as a side dish or light, nutritious lunch.

Course Entree, Salad, Side Dish, Starter
Cuisine International
Keyword cucumber, delicious, easy, feta, gluten free, healthy, radish, salad, simple, vegan option, vegetarian
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 4 people
Calories 232 kcal
Author Alexandra

Ingredients

Salad:

  • 50 g rocket/arugula leaves
  • 4 small round red radishes
  • 2 watermelon radishes
  • 1/3 English cucumber See Note 1
  • 1/2 pear, cored See Note 2
  • 80 g feta, crumbled
  • 1/2 cup walnuts See Note 3

Dressing:

  • 1 1/2 tbsp olive oil extra virgin
  • 2 tsp white wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp honey or maple syrup
  • 1/2 tsp Dijon mustard
  • sea salt and freshly ground black pepper

Instructions

  1. Arrange the rocket/arugula leaves on a large white platter.

    White plate with rocket arranged on top.
  2. Using a mandoline or very sharp knife, slice the radishes, cucumber and pear very thinly. Arrange the sliced fruit and vegetables on the top of the rocket/arugula. Scatter the crumbled feta and roasted walnuts on the top of the salad.

    Slies of cucumber, radish, watermelon radish and pear on a white plate.
  3. Now that your salad is arranged on the plate, prepare the dressing in a small bowl or jar.

    Jar of dressing on black board.
  4. Season the salad with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and drizzle on the dressing just prior to serving. – See Note 4  

    Radish, Feta and Cucumber Salad. A recipe by It's Not Complicated Recipes.

Recipe Notes

  1. The English cucumber is also known as a burpless, seedless or European cucumber. I have used this variety as it has fewer seeds than some varieties, the flesh is sweeter and it does not need to be peeled.  
  2. For the best flavour and texture the pear should be just ripe but still firm.
  3. For extra flavour and crispiness I have used my Salt and Pepper Roasted Walnuts.
  4. For the freshest presentation and flavour, the salad should be assembled close to serving time. If assembled early the pear will discolour and the rocket will wilt. The seasoning and the dressing should be added just before serving.
Nutrition Facts
Radish, Feta and Cucumber Salad
Amount Per Serving
Calories 232 Calories from Fat 171
% Daily Value*
Fat 19g29%
Saturated Fat 5g31%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 270mg12%
Potassium 393mg11%
Carbohydrates 11g4%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 6g7%
Protein 6g12%
Vitamin A 407IU8%
Vitamin C 17mg21%
Calcium 158mg16%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.