It’s radish season again! Why is this so exciting? Because radishes are one of the first “new” vegetables to appear in the spring in Ukraine. They add variety and a bit of a spicy kick to the winter’s onion, cabbage, and potato diet. I buy them at the bazaar — right now they’re selling at 5 UAH per bunch of 12-20 radishes — because they’re sold with the greens, which you can also eat.
When I visited my PST host family a couple weekends ago, my host mom, Anya, made this fresh, easy, and tasty salad for Sunday brunch. I like to make a bunch and keep it in the fridge to nosh on for a few days.
Mama Anya’s Spring Radish Salad
- 15-20 radishes, sliced thinly
- 1-2 cucumbers, sliced thinly
- 2-3 green onions, chopped
- Olive oil, to taste
- Salt & pepper, to taste
- Chop all the veggies and toss them in a large bowl with the olive oil and spices. Enjoy in the largest quantities you can mangage.