Summer Salad with Cucumber, Radishes + Fresh Dill

This salad screams summer with crunchy radishes and fresh dill - it’s the perfect accompaniment to your next bbq.


Happy Monday!!! We are officially into our second week of July which is so hard to believe, I mean once July is here the rest of summer really flies by doesn’t it? This year we keep saying that we are going to really enjoy the nice weather and get outside more which also includes barbecuing as much as possible.

For me, one of the things that bring back the most summertime memories is fresh dill. Both my mom and my grandma use to grow it in their gardens and so even the smell reminds me of summer. We would have fresh dill on so many different things, and while this salad wasn’t something thing that graced out table it easily could have since we grew basically all of the ingredients.

The combination of fresh cucumbers and spicy radishes gives crunch and contrast to the tender spring mix and tart lemon - but really dill is the star of this show! I feel very strongly that fresh dill is a must in this recipe, though that being said I haven't actually tried it with dried dill. But like anything else when you can use fresh - do it.

So run and don’t walk to get some fresh dill - your summer dishes will never be the same!


prep time 15 minutes

assemble time 5 minutes

total time 20 minutes

servings 4


6 radishes

1 long English cucumber

1 bag mixed greens

2 tbsp fresh dill chopped

1 lemon

1 tsp dijon mustard

3 tbsp olive oil

salt + pepper


On a large serving platter lay out spring mix then top with thinly sliced cucumbers and radishes.

In a small bowl combine chopped dill, the juice of the lemon, dijon mustard and olive oil. Whisk together then season with salt + pepper. Drizzle dressing over the salad then serve immediately.