Phew! It is HOTT with two T's out there and my poor oven is feeling awfully abandoned these days. But, who wants to turn on the oven when the A/C is running full blast and we are still sitting in a pool of our own sweat? My awesome neighbor recently had my husband and I over to their apartment for a "no cook" summer dinner with fresh veggies, fruits and charcuterie. She really inspired me to say goodbye to the oven for the last few blistering weeks of summer and embrace a fresh "no cook" style of eating for a little while. One of my favorite vegetables this time of year are radishes. I love the classic American round radishes and the French long and skinny ones alike. Serve this dish/ appetizer with a baguette and sea salt and encourage your guests to spread the dip on the bread, pile with radishes and sprinkle with a pinch of sea salt. Add a charcuterie plate and some fresh slices of cantelope and your "no cook" dinner is complete!
- 1 bunch radishes sliced thin
- 2-3 sprigs of fresh dill
- 1/4 cup chopped chives
- 2 cloves of minced garlic
- 1 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
- sea salt
Mix the creme fraiche or sour cream with the chives, dill and garlic and serve with the sliced radishes, sliced baguette and a small bowl of sea salt.