Quinoa, lemon tahini salad. Cukes and radishes soften. Is there a way to keep them crisp?

I've been making a quinoa salad that is delicious and an easy go-to meal or snack. Lemon-tahini dressing, cukes, green onion, radishes, grape tomatoes. But the cukes and radishes wilt and are less than the perfect texture. Any advice on how to keep them crisp?

  • Posted by: Runi
  • April 24, 2018
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HalfPint April 24, 2018
My mother use to salt cucumbers and radishes to draw out the water and keep them crisp. She would slice, toss with salt, and drain. Salting draws out the liquid that would make things soggy.
 
Runi April 24, 2018
I'll give it a try. I figured it was the salt in the dressing that was causing the wilted veggies but maybe your way will work. Thank you!
 

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creamtea April 24, 2018
Keep the cleaned, cut-up cucumbers and radishes (and grape tomatoes) and the dressing in separate containers or ziplocks until serving time, then combine. If you are eating over several days for work lunches, portion them out each day. If you are making a large batch to serve guests, keep them separate then assemble at serving time.
 
Runi April 24, 2018
Thank you!
 
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