We’re down to the last few days of summer, so we’re embracing refreshing salads while we can. That’s where one of our favorite cooling recipes comes in: this crisp Cucumber Radish Salad.
With our September cleanse in its first full week, we’re looking at detox-friendly veggies that can help ease the body through detox. Radishes might just be the perfect cleanse food. They’re known for cleansing the liver, improving digestion, and preventing constipation. And they’re also a great source of vitamin C, fiber, and potassium!
Cucumber is a classic addition to any salad when you’re looking for some extra crunch and hydration. Their mild flavor helps contrast the spicy bite of the radishes, and their water content is a huge bonus. Plus they have the added benefit of silica, a trace mineral that is hard to get from other foods. Silica helps with maintaining the health of your nails, hair, and connective tissue.
This salad isn’t just crunchy, it’s also super creamy. Diced avocado’s velvety texture balances out the crispy and watery cucumbers and radishes. It’s topped off with fresh herbs that add some brightness (which also brings in some added minerals and detox benefits). All in all, you end up with a well-balanced, nutritious, and satisfying salad!
Enjoy this crunchy, creamy salad chilled on a hot afternoon. It’s a fresh and delicious way to cool down and feel rejuvenated.
What’s on your fall cleanse menu? Let us know in the comments! We love hearing from you.
With love and spicy radishes,
The Conscious Cleanse Team
Cucumber Radish Salad
Yield: 2 Servings
- 2 cups cucumber, skins on, diced
- 1 cup radish, diced
- 1 avocado, diced
- ¼ cup fresh herb of choice (cilantro, dill, mint or parsley would be delicious)
- 2 tbsp lime or lemon juice
- 1 tbsp apple cider vinegar
- 2 tbsp olive oil
- Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper, to taste
In a large bowl, toss together cucumber, radish, avocado, herbs, lime juice, vinegar, olive oil until well combined. Avocado should become creamy but still chunky. Add salt and pepper to taste. Chill in the refrigerator for at least 10 minutes before serving.
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