July 31, 2016

Radish, Zucchini and Potato Salad topped with Honey and Olive Oil

Ah, there is nothing quite like the long hot days of Summer! It brings a feeling of a slower and relaxed time yet it is such a busy time, so many things to do, so much energy around. 
Most of my free time, I've been spending on our garden, and I love it!

This year, we've been specially lucky growing zucchinis and radishes. We are sharing them with friends, freezing, experimenting and creating new dishes, like today's recipe - Radish, Zucchini and Potato Salad - a totally delish veggie-packed dish topped with honey and olive oil, chia seeds and freshly picked herbs.  Plant power!

One of my favorite things to do in the kitchen is to create super quick dishes by using what I have available at home. The abundace of zucchinis and radishes, potatoes that were begging to be cooked, freshly harvest honey from my friend's backyard, and beautiful herbs waiting to be picked led to this fresh and light, yet so satisfying salad

This is a new all-time favorite salad, and without further ado, here is the recipe for anyone who is interested.

Radish, Zucchini and Potato Salad
Serves 2

♥ 1 large zucchini, raw
♥ 4-5 small-medium radishes, raw
♥ 3 potatoes, boiled
♥ freshly cut herbs - I used scallion, lemon-thyme, dill
♥ honey and olive oil, to taste
juice of a 1/2 lemon
♥ salt, to taste

Boil the potatoes with some salt. After they cool off, peel and slice them into rounds. Set them aside.
Slice the zuchini and radishes. I like to use a mandolin to slice them into even rounds.
Pop the zucchini into a colander; sprinkle salt and pour lemon juice on top of it, leave it there for a couple of minutes.
Place the vegetables on the salad dish in layers - potatoes, zuchinis and radishes, season to taste, top with fresh herbs, lots of them, drizzle honey and olive oil to taste, sprinkle chia seeds.


  1. Huuummmm, Regina esta sua salada está de dar água na boca, apesar do frio que ainda está por aqui, temos vontade de só comer comida quente. Daqui a pouco começaremos a temporada das saladas.

  2. My eyes were surprised at many vivid colors on an excellent dish. Salad is a direct present from the great nature.

  3. Your salad looks perfect for an afternoon on the patio!
    Beautiful blog and photographs

  4. Na última temporada na Bahia, pude colher alguma coisa no meu quintal. Apesar do solo arenoso, temos mandioca, feijão guandu, feijão de corda e mais um tanto de coisa gostosa. Beijos!

  5. A salada perfeita! Caseira, colorida, fresca e deliciosa. As fotos são sublimes e fariam até o meu filho, que ainda contesta quando a refeição são legumes, ficar cheio de apetite! :))

  6. I have been looking for some new salad recipes and this one looks wonderful,it's so fresh and I also have a glut of courgettes. Your recipe for stuffed corgette flowers looks delicious too.Thank you for leaving me a comment and introducing me to your lovely blog. Sarah x

  7. Such gorgeous photos and food styling, Regina! Love also the simplicity of this delicious salad. Summer is written all over it!