Monday, 5 June 2017

German Radish, Cucumber, & Apple Salad

I came across this simple little salad here, and decided to give it a try. The combination is a little unusual, and also only works for fairly short periods of the year. Now there are greenhouse cucumbers and stored apples to go with the first radishes of the year. Then through the summer, when stored apples are gone, it will have to wait until August when the first fresh apples reappear. After that it can be made until the radishes disappear from the markets. Sometimes this is surprisingly late; into October at least.

For once, I made very few changes to the recipe. My proportions are slightly different - what am I going to do with half of an apple left over? - and I used chives rather than green onions, because I think they are a little more delicate in flavour and also they are growing right outside the door.

This was a lovely little salad, and very quick and easy to make. Next time I think I would like it with the components chopped a little finer than what I did, but that is a quibble. Still; one to take note of.

4 servings
15 minutes prep time

German Radish, Cucumber, & Apple Salad

6 to 8 radishes
1/3 English cucumber OR 3 to 4 mini cucumbers
1 large apple
2 to 3 tablespoons chopped chives OR green onion
1 tablespoon sunflower seed oil
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
salt & freshly ground black pepper to taste

Wash, trim, and slice or dice the radishes (not too large!) Peel (or not) the cucumbers, and cut them into slices or cubes of similar size to the radishes. Wash, core, and slice or chop ditto the apple. Mix them with the finely chopped chives or green onion, and toss them with the oil, vinegar, salt, and pepper. Arrange them in a nice bowl and so serve it forth... done already.

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