This Cucumber and Radish Salad with Feta, Red Wine Vinegar, and Buttermilk Dressing is easy but delicious! And this tasty salad idea is low-carb, Keto, low-glycemic, meatless, gluten-free, and South Beach Diet friendly! Use the Diet-Type Index to find more recipes like this one.
When I updated my collection of 25 Low-Carb Cucumber Salads, I mentioned that this Cucumber and Radish Salad with Feta, Red Wine Vinegar, and Buttermilk Dressing needed a new photo, and I’m so happy to be able to share photos that I hope will entice you to try this; it’s one of my long-time favorite summer salads!
It’s really the flavorful dressing with Feta cheese that makes this Cucumber and Radish Salad salad such a winner, but when I first posted this recipe (in 2010!) It took a bit of experimenting to get the salad just right; feedback from recipe testers on the first two attempts asked for smaller pieces, more feta, and less vinegar flavor in the vinaigrette, and I thought those changes made the salad better.
I used small, crisp Persian cucumbers (also called mini cucumbers) in the salad to make the radishes and cucumbers more equally crisp. Of course if you’re lucky enough to have fresh garden cucumbers, definitely use them in this salad but I wouldn’t use large watery cucumbers with a lot of seeds. The Persian cucumbers didn’t need to be salted to draw out water, and that kept the leftover salad good in a fridge for a day, so they were a perfect choice. You might think cucumbers and radishes are an unusual combination for a salad, but I promise if you like both those vegetables you’ll make this easy salad over and over like I do!