Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Cool, Refreshing Cucumber Salad!

Right now the field cucumbers are in season and available in abundance! Our CSA basket from "Cooper's CSA Farm & Maze" contained 3 field cucumbers, so I created this simple and refreshing salad to compliment a smoked Cooper's chicken that Greg made. This salad can be made ahead of time and kept in the fridge for approx. 3 days, and the flavour only improves as the cucumbers and onions absorb the dressing!

2 field cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced
1 cup vinegar (white or rice)
3 tbsp sugar
1 tsp dried, or 1 tbsp fresh dill finely chopped
Salt and pepper, to taste
  • Combine the cucumbers and onions in either a resealable plastic bag, or a container with a lid.
  • Whisk together the remaining ingredients to create the dressing, and pour over the cucumbers and onions.
  • Place bag in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours, or preferrably overnight to allow the cucumbers and onions to absorb the dressing.
  • Serve and enjoy!

I also enjoy adding the marinated vegetables to sandwiches or wraps!!

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