The weather is getting a little warmer lately here in Alberta (okay, it snowed a bit today, but it melted away in no time...Yay!). The grill is officially out of hibernation, and spicy grilled chicken has already been made. One of my favourite side dishes to go with chicken is a super easy to put together cucumber salad. It’s also a fantastic side dish for other meats and fish too!
I used a vegetable peeler to get the thinly sliced cucumber pieces and a knife to slice the radishes and onions, but a sharp knife or a mandoline can also be used for slicing the vegetables. Why peel instead of slice? I like the presentation a little better than the regular circle slices down the length of the cucumber, but either way would work amazingly!
The homemade dressing comes together quickly and is a lovely, refreshing accompaniment to the salad due to the fresh lime and mint in the dressing. It complements the cooling cucumber, while cutting down the mild bite that you get from the radishes and red onions.
The amounts below are what I used in this recipe, but like all salads, feel free to change up the quantities according your personal taste. Although not stated in this recipe, another ingredient that would go well in this salad is feta cheese to add a little more creaminess and saltiness to the salad or a pinch of fresh dill for that distinctive flavour.
I hope you enjoy this recipe!
The ingredients! Amounts listed in the "Ingredients" list below.
Place all the dressing ingredients in a small bowl and whisk together.
All the ingredients are ready to assemble into one big salad. You don't need to have all the ingredients in separate bowls; just one big bowl!
Drizzle the lime-mint yogurt dressing with the vegetables. Gently toss to coat the salad (I do this just prior to eating).