farmer’s market friday

Although it’s grey and rainy in Boston, I am still in summer mode and am not going to miss out on today’s farmer’s market. This week is abundant with radish, fresh lettuces, potted herbs, greenhouse grown tomatoes and strawberries. The radishes however, are particularly lovely!

Are the rainbow colored radish not amazing?  In honor of them being in full season and so lovely, I wanted to share one of my favorite radish recipes with you so.  This salad is light, colorful, well balanced with refreshing and tangy flavors.   It has a lovely fragrance from the herbs and just enough salt from the cheese.  It would be a lovely addition to any summer meal.

serves 4

1 medium cucumber {peeled only if waxed}
8 ounces feta or goat cheese {I use a Chèvretine brand goat’s milk feta available at whole foods, which is a perfect combination of goat cheese and feta and in my mind, makes the salad}
8 ounces yellow cherry tomatoes {red works fine as well, but if you can find yellow it will give you an additional color in the salad}
2 tablespoons roughly chopped fresh dill
2 tablespoons apple cider vinegar
3/4 teaspoons salt
1/4 teaspoon fresh ground pepper
1/3 cup good quality extra virgin olive oil
3/4 cup fresh basil leaves

Cut the radishes, cucumber and cheese into 1 inch pieces.  Transfer to a medium mixing bowl.  Halve the cherry tomatoes and add them to the mixture along with the dill.  In a small bowl combine the olive oil, vinegar, salt and pepper and mix until well mixed.  Add to salad mixture and top with torn basil leaves.  Toss and serve!

Bon appétit and bon weekend.


About Emmanuelle

Event Planning & Public Relations in the Boston Area specializing in fashion, beauty, textiles & consumer goods.
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