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
♥ 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.