Pic of Cucumber and radish salad

Cucumber and radish salad

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Cucumber and radish salad

Serves 3 10 min
This simple, crunchy, delicate salad is a great counterbalance to highly spiced or very hearty mains. It also makes a lovely, refreshing side to chicken or fish on a hot summer day.


  • 2 cucumbers
  • bunch of small red radishes, trimmed and quartered
  • 2 tbsp sunflower oil
  • 1 tsp brown mustard seeds
  • 1 tsp cumin seeds
  • 1 chilli, chopped
  • 2 tbsp lime juice (or lemon juice)
  • 75g cashew nuts, roasted
  • 1 tbsp fresh coriander, chopped
  • salt and pepper


Prep time: 5 min
Cooking time: 5 min
  • Step 1

    Peel the cucumbers, cut them lengthways in half and scoop out the seeds with a teaspoon. Cut the flesh into 1cm dice and combine with the radishes in a bowl.
  • Step 2

    Heat the sunflower oil in a small frying pan, add the mustard and cumin seeds and cook over a medium heat for about a minute, until the seeds begin to pop. Add the chilli and cook for 30 seconds. Remove from the heat and leave to cool.
  • Step 3

    Pour the mixture over the cucumber and radishes. Add the lime juice, cashews and coriander, season to taste, then toss to combine.

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