Lemon cucumbers anyone? I had never heard of them until I received them last week. Odd looking, but very tasty. They sent me on a search for a cucumber salad recipe. Not a creamy dill or Asian crunch variety, but the old southern one. The one I have had so many times, but I really never thought about until now. Every recipe I found included a cup of sugar. In our house we try to never add a cup of sugar to anything but a dessert. The following is what I came up with. Healthy, seasonal & very refreshing. Keeping with the simplified theme for the week - Hope you enjoy.
3 to 4 medium cucumbers
1/4 to 1/2 Sweet Onion
Mediterranean Sea Salt
1/4 cup Champagne Vinegar
Peel and remove the seeds from the cucumbers. Roughly dice. Thinly slice the onion and add to cucumbers. Add S&P to taste and toss the cucumber and onions with the champagne vinegar. Refrigerate for several hours & serve. The longer it marinates the better it becomes. Dill would be a welcomed addition.
Also the measurements are purely subjective depending on the size of your cucumbers.
For the record only one of the lemon cucumbers made it into the salad - the other two were quickly devoured!!!