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Just as often as I make creamy cucumber salad, I make this cucumber radish salad recipe with sour cream and dill. It’s a variation of the same wonderful summer side dish! Like many Russian salads I grew up with, we forego the greens for heartier veggies and creamy dressing. Cucumber and radish salad combines cool cucumbers, crunchy radishes, and a creamy sour cream dressing flavored with fresh lemon juice and aromatic dill.
Serve up this Russian cucumber radish salad with some juicy burgers, grilled lamb kofta, or baked salmon. It’s basically summer in a bowl!
How To Make Cucumber Radish Salad
This cucumber radish dill salad takes just 10 minutes to make! Here’s how:
- Wash and trim radishes and cucumbers. The cucumbers are pretty straightforward. For the radishes, you might need to scrub them and cut off more to get rid of the root and greens.
- Slice veggies thinly. I like to make super thin rounds – they make a great texture for radish cucumber salad! The thinly sliced radishes are pictured below, but you’ll want to do the same with the cucumbers.
- Make sour cream dressing. In a large bowl, whisk together sour cream, dill, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic powder. Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste.
- Assemble Russian radish and cucumber salad. Stir in sliced cucumbers and radishes, and toss to coat with dressing.
Cucumber And Radish Salad FAQs
Is creamy radish salad keto?
Yes, cucumber and radish salad is keto. Each 1 cup serving has just 3 grams net carbs. But you don’t have to be keto to enjoy it!
Is cucumber and radish salad healthy?
Yes, absolutely! This salad is loaded with fresh cucumbers and radishes – it’s a delicious way to eat veggies.
Can you make it with only radishes or only cucumbers?
Sure! Just increase the amount of the other veggie by the amount of the one you excluded. The cucumber-only version would be a lot like my popular cucumber salad recipe.
Can you use dried dill?
Yes. Use 2 teaspoons dried dill to replace 2 tablespoons fresh.
Can you use different veggies?
Sure! Feel free to throw in anything you like. Firm veggies are best, so that they hold up to the creamy dressing.
A few years ago, I published a variation of this recipe that used sugar snap peas instead of cucumbers. It still came out to 5 net carbs per serving, but sugar snap peas are not typically on the keto food list, so making it with cucumber is still a bit more keto friendly.
Can you make it dairy-free?
Yes. Instead of the sour cream dressing, use the vinaigrette dressing from my tomato cucumber avocado salad recipe.
Cucumber Radish Salad Storage Instructions
Can you make radish & cucumber salad ahead?
Yes, cucumber and radish recipes like this salad can be made 1-2 days ahead.
It can get just a bit watery, though. Another option is to prep the dressing and slice the veggies and then toss together right before serving.
How to store salad with radish and cucumber
Cucumber and radish salad recipes should be stored in the refrigerator for 1-2 days.
More Keto Summer Salad Recipes
If you like this cucumber and radish salad recipe, you might also like some of these other low carb keto salad recipes:
- Israeli Salad – Make this one while the cucumbers and tomatoes are abundant!
- Keto Coleslaw – Traditional coleslaw and a great side for grilled dinners.
- Creamy Cucumber Salad – I make this salad all summer long when the cucumbers are fresh! It goes with any meal.
- Cucumber Dill Salad – A similar idea, but with an oil-based dressing instead.
- Cauliflower Tabbouleh – Light and freshing, just like this radish cucumber salad!
Tools To Make Cucumber And Radish Salad
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- Mandoline Slicer – A mandoline is the fastest way to get thin, uniform slices out of your veggies.
Creamy Cucumber Radish Salad Recipe
Creamy Cucumber Radish Salad Recipe
A healthy, easy, and creamy cucumber radish salad recipe with simple ingredients! See how to make cucumber and radish salad in just 10 minutes.
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In a large bowl, whisk together the sour cream, dill, olive oil, lemon juice, and garlic powder. Season with sea salt and black pepper to taste.
Stir in the cucumbers and radishes.
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Serving size: 1 cup
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This is such an easy and great tasting salad. Exactly what I was looking for. Seasoned just right and creamy. Can’t wait till it marinates in the fridge overnight. This recipe went straight to my favorites!
Thanks! I am about to try several recipes, looked at onion rings and cuke/radish/dill. Wonder if I can half or quarter most recipes as I am single?
Wholesome Yum A0
Hi Betty, you can easily scale recipes down on the recipe card — just keep in mind that you might have leftovers of certain ingredients. Check storage instructions in each post for how to keep leftovers fresh (or reheat).
How do I substitute zucchini for the cucumber?
Wholesome Yum D0
Hi Candace, I don’t recommend doing that.
This is a wonderfully fresh recipe. I made it for my family and they loved it. It goes well with the Taco Soup. 🙂
Substituted half the cucumber for zucchini and added red onion and feta was delicious
I made according to your directions. I thought it tasted much better after resting several hours in the frig. My husband isn’t a radish fan and he liked it. I am going to add a few thinly sliced onions to the last half …give that a try. Thanks for the recipe!
This looks so delicious! My husband will love this! Saved for later. Thanks!
This was absolutely delicious!