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Wednesday, 23 May 2018

Salmon, Cucumber and Radish Salad : Perfect For Salad Days !

A lovely salad, and I enjoy the addition of radishes ... they add a slight crunch!

Serves Four
4 x 120g smoked salmon fillets
1 cucumber
200g radishes
120g bistro salad (e.g. a mix of lettuce, Beetroot, Red Chard) supermarkets often have pre-packed bags
2 tbsp. fresh mint leaves, roughly chopped
3 spring onions (scallions) sliced, to serve
For the dressing
100g (low-fat) Greek yogurt
½ lemon, juiced
2 tbsp. fresh dill

1. Preheat the oven to 200°C/fan 180°C/gas mark 6. Put the salmon fillets on a baking tray and cook for approx. fifteen minutes.
2. Meanwhile, peel the cucumber into long thin strips using a vegetable peeler, and discard the watery core. Slice the radishes into rounds.
3. Combine the yogurt, lemon juice and dill with a little seasoning. Toss together the salad leaves, cucumber, radishes and mint leaves with almost all the dressing. Transfer to a large serving platter. Flake the salmon on top and add the remaining dressing and spring onions.

Nutritional Details:
Per serving 6.5g Carbs 29.1g Protein 17.0g Fat

Original recipe idea here

Smoked mackerel or smoked river cobbler works well and can be substituted for salmon if preferred. 

Radishes are the root of a member of the mustard family, radishes have a peppery flavour and a crisp, crunchy texture. Among the most popular varieties are the small, cherry-sized common variety which has a red skin and white flesh. Radishes are rich in folic acid and potassium and are a good source of vitamin B6, magnesium, riboflavin, and calcium.

Choose the best:
Go for firm-skinned radishes, with no blemishes. If they feel soft, they are likely to be spongy inside. Any greens still attached should look fresh and perky. The bigger the radish, the less crisp its texture, so avoid larger examples.

Prepare it:
To increase the crispness of radish, soak them in iced water for a couple of hours. Wash, then chop off the greens, if present, then slice off the root. Leave whole, slice or chop, as required.

Always prepare radishes just before using, as they loose their potency when cut. Mooli or daikon radishes can be sliced, diced or grated.

Store it:
In a perforated bag in the fridge for around 3-4 days. Always trim the leaves off before storing, as they'll draw moisture from the radish itself. You can keep the radish greens in the fridge, wrapped in moist kitchen paper then stowed in a perforated bag, for a couple of days.

More about radishes here

Regular readers will know that a variety of articles and recipe ideas, are within this blog. It is important to note, not all may be suitable for you. If you may have any food allergies, or underlying health issues these must always be taken into account. If you are a diabetic and not sure how certain foods may affect your blood sugars, test is best, i.e. use your meter.

All the best Jan


Tom said...

...salmon is always a favorite.

eileeninmd said...

Hello, the salad looks delicious. Very colorful. Thanks for sharing.
Wishing you a happy day!

Author R. Mac Wheeler said...

We haven't grilled any salmon in ages...but I taste radishes for I don't know about that.

Rose said...

Now I wish I had planted some radishes in the vegetable garden! I like the crunchiness of radishes added to salads like this one, but I can't eat more than a whole radish by itself. When I was a kid, we used to eat radish sandwiches--just sliced radishes on buttered bread. I don't think that is the healthiest use of them, though:) Happy Spring, Jan!

Stephanie said...

Oh, I love salmon so I know I would thoroughly enjoy this recipe. Many thanks for sharing, dear Jan!

Hugs to you!

David M. Gascoigne, said...

I have all the ingredients except for fresh salmon but I might try this with a can of salmon for lunch today. It won’t taste as good, but it should be okay.

Catarina said...

Salmon is my favourite fish!
The salad looks delicious.

Linda Kay said...

Salmon is good no matter how you want to fix it!

Mary Kirkland said...

I love radishes so this sounds good to me.

Valerie-Jael said...

Sounds wonderful! Hugs, Valerie

Christine said...

This looks so fresh and delicious!


Me encanta esa ensalada. el salmón junto con la trucha son mis pescados favoritos. Solía comer rábanos, pero hace tiempo que no los consumo porque entre las propiedades que tiene está, la de aumentar el apetito y no me quiero pasar comiendo.


Elephant's Child said...

Another blogger showed us watermelon radishes recently. I want some. And they would make a lovely addition to this salad.

William Kendall said...

I can't recall the last time I had radishes.

Pam said...

I love radishes and I do love a good salad! Matter of fact a good salad right now would be great.

JFM said...

Salads are always great for summer eating and this one looks cool and delicious!!!

Hugs 💮

Martha said...

Did I hear salmon? My favourite!

Chris Lally said...

Looks like a winning combination of flavors, Jan!

happyone said...

Tasty, colorful and perfect for summer.

The Joy of Home with Martha Ellen said...

I'm sure that salad is good, Jan! We are quite warm here, so salads are on the menu for us! Have a great evening. ♥

Christine said...

Jan the link on my post today is fixed thanks.

Sandra Cox said...

I love salads. This one looks tasty and sound nutritious.

DUTA said...

Radishes are present in all my salads and dishes.
Thanks for the tips regarding raddish choice, storage, cutting etc...
The fish I eat with salads , is alaskan pollock (also sold at McDonalds in a mini roll). I find it not only tasty but it's also cheap compared to other brands.

Margaret D said...

Just love radishes and have to wait till summer, long time.

Karen @ Beatrice Euphemie said...

This looks delicious! We always have salmon here in the Pacific Northwest and I am always looking for recipes. I love radishes, too. Thank you for sharing! x Karen

Iris Flavia said...

I think I´ll use chicken, but great idea with the iced water!

Francisco Manuel Carrajola Oliveira said...

Aspecto bem delicioso.
Um abraço e continuação de uma boa semana.

Dedais de Francisco e Idalisa
O prazer dos livros

Anonymous said...

A nice salad for our hot Georgia evenings!

Out on the prairie said...

Made me think of cool evening in hot weather treat. YUM!

carol l mckenna said...

So healthy and delicious looking!

Yummy! neat photo!

Happy Times to you,
C & Z

Carla from The River said...

Our weather is warming up here in Wisconsin, perfect for the menu!

Carol Blackburn said...

It does look delicious. I did buy some radishes this week and they are staring at me every time I open the refrigerator.

Debbie said...

i am not a huge fan of salmon, but i do love most summer salads!!

Kezzie said...

Another fine-sounding salad!! I do like that Bistro salad mix, haven't had it for ages!!x

Magic Love Crow said...

Sounds so good! I love radishes too! Big Hugs!

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