Wednesday, August 26, 2015

Smoky Cucumber, Radish & Avocado Salad


This is one refreshing salad and much welcomed, since I have been eating a lot of everything lately.

I always like to have an easy salad in my repertoire, that takes no time to whip up.

I picked a cucumber from the garden, and bought some radishes at the farmer's market (my watermelon radishes don't come up until November, they are a 65 day fall crop).

The dressing is what makes this delicious, it uses pimenton, which is smoked Spanish paprika. Do not use regular paprika, different animal.

Here's how:

Smoky Cucumber, Radish & Avocado Salad (adapted from Cookin' Canuck):

1 garden fresh cucumber, cut into pieces
5 radishes, sliced thin
1 ripe avocado, sliced or cubed
handful of scallions
kosher salt & pepper

Dressing:
1/2 tsp pimenton (smoked Spanish paprika)
1 tsp honey
2 tbsp olive oil
juice of half a lemon
pinch of sea salt

It is self explanatory......just cut up all the stuff before drizzling w/ dressing.


Serve immediately.
I have eaten this salad 5 times now, it's so good!


1 comment:

Natalia B said...

This sounds very interesting - never thought of adding pimenton to a salad which has cucumbers in it. We are hosting a performer at our place in the Catskills on Friday night - I'm going to try this which I'm sure will be a hit! Colorful too!