Spring Salad Time - March 2021

It's that time of the year when you start thinking of planting a garden and enjoying the fruits of your labor!  Makes me think of salads and I'm sharing two of my favorite recipes that are easy:

Cucumber/Radish Salad

Serves 4-6; 15 minutes

  • 4-5 cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 3-4 radishes, thinly sliced
  • 3 tablespoons green onions, finely chopped
  • 2 tablespoons fresh dill, chopped
  • 1 cup sour cream
  • 2 tablespoons mayonnaise
  • 2 tablespoons freshly squeezed lemon juice
  • 2 tablespoons kosher salt
  • 1/2 tablespoon sugar, optional

Place cucumber slices in a large colander resting on a bowl or in the sink. Sprinkle with salt and set aside, letting juices drain from cucumber for 15-20 minutes.

In a large bowl, whisk together sour cream, mayonnaise, lemon juice and sugar, if using.

Add cucumbers, radish, green onions, and dill, and toss everything together to combine.

Serve chilled and enjoy!

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Greek Salad

  • 1 head iceberg lettuce, coarsely chopped
  • 1 cucumber, peeled & sliced
  • 2 tomatoes, cut in eighths
  • 1 green pepper, seeded & chopped
  • 2 scallions, chopped
  • 1/2 c. Greek black olives
  • 1/4 c. feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/2 c. olive oil
  • 1/3 c. lemon juice
  • 2 tsp. crumbled, dried oregano
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/8 tsp. freshly ground black pepper

In a large serving bowl, place all the vegetables, the olives and the cheese.  Combine olive oil, lemon juice, oregano, salt and pepper and beat with a fork or shake in a container.  Pour over salad and mix gently but thoroughly.