August 12, 2010

Simple Cucumber Salad

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.

Cucumber Salad
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!!!


Jennifer said...

There is nothing better than a fresh cucumber to me! I love them. I have never heard of a lemon cucumber either. I will have to look for them. This salad looks and sounds so refreshing for these hot summer days. BTW, I made roasted okra twice this week and it was gobbled up both times.

Jennifer said...

I must add that is twice BY REQUEST of a 7 and 8 year old that I made the okra.

Lara B Knight said...

My smile is huge right now!!! Thank you! I will send you a lemon cucumber Monday. Tell the little foodies Ms Lara said I am so happy they enjoyed!

eric said...

Hey baby love it.. Im sending you my grouper recipe that i cooked at the restauant the past year and you can post it...