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Radish-Cucumber salad

 Many of you already greeted the autumn season and began to bake various apple pies and cook hearty dishes. Autumn signs have been also trickling into Dubai, but slowly and it is still summer-like days here with plenty of strong sunshine during the day-time. Mornings and days, though still warm and sunny as usual, have been followed by lovely and cool evenings. Despite of all hot days, it’s a big advantage of living near the Gulf: we can enjoy the sea and sand any time over the year long. That’s what we did one afternoon – went to a beach. But before the joy of swimming in the sea, I prepared a very simple, light and fresh, and crunchy salad. It needs only few ingredients including beautiful radishes, which I found at local supermarket and just couldn’t resist picking up a huge bunch.Radishes-Cucumbers-Spring Onion

As you can see, the recipe is V-E-R-Y simple: all you need is lovefresh sliced cucumbers and bright radishes, chopped spring onions, some seasoning and sour cream!

Radish-Cucumber salad

 I like this salad. It reminds me summer holidays: staying at parents house, fun of gardening and eating lots of fresh veggies and berries. And for that reason I decided to mix up vegetable slices with traditional Russian dressing – sour cream, instead of olive oil. Simple and well-loved. Be generous with spring onion!  You may also add some chopped dill, if you wish.
Radish-Cucumber salad (with sour cream dressing)
 Don’t be sad if the summer is over in your place, I will post autumn recipes soon {more pie recipes are on the way..} Thanks for reading and Stay turned! 🙂

Summer Salad with strawberry

 I’ve been preparing and eating salads at home almost every day. I can have a salad as a light dinner, or snack during the day. Salads is classic and great way to calm down raging appetite instead of eating various high-calories snacks. This salad is all about summer: refreshing and light, bright and tasty. Perfect food for hot summer days!Summer salad

Summer Salad with strawberry

  • Servings: 2
  • Difficulty: easy
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Next time I’ll add some sliced almonds for the crunchy note.
You can use arugula instead of spinach.

Tangerine has a sweet-tart taste, you can sub it with orange or clementine.

Ingredients
baby spinach, as much as you want
1 medium fennel bulb, thinly sliced
5-7 strawberries, sliced
1-2 tangerine
2-3 radishes, thinly sliced
some chopped fennel fronds for garnish, optional
Dressing
zest of one tangerine
1-2 tsp finely chopped mint
1 tsp runny honey
1 tbsp lemon or lime juice, or more if needed
1 tsp white balsamic vinegar
2 tbsp extra virgin olive oil
sea salt, freshly ground white pepper to taste
Preparation
  • Wash spinach, let it dry, arrange onto a serving plate.
  • Cut peel from tangerine. Using a knife to cut out the segments, letting them fall into a bowl along with the juice.
  • Add strawberries, fennel, tangerine segments and radish to the spinach. Toss together gently.
  • For the dressing, in a small bowl, combine all ingredients, stir well, adjust salt, pepper and lemon juice to your taste. Pour over the salad.
  • Garnish with chopped fennel, if using.
Enjoy!
Summer salad with strawberries, tangerine and fennel