Saturday, June 11, 2011

Cucumber Salad Recipes

In case you were on the look-out for more summer time recipes (who isn't) or perhaps you are just going through a cucumber phase like I am, here are a few different easy cucumber side-dish salads you can whip up and throw on the table during the summer!

Tangy Cukes and Onions

3 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
1 sweet onion, thinly sliced
1 c water
1/2 c white sugar
1 tsp salt
2 c white vinegar
  1. In a large bowl, combine all ingredients. Cover and refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving.
  2. When you start running low on veggies, slice more up and add them to the bowl.

  3. NOTE: You'll want to taste this before serving and adjust the ingredients based on your taste, I like it tangy, so you might want to add more sugar and water to yours.

Persian Cucumber Yogurt Salad

1 1/2 c plain yogurt
3 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
1 clove garlic, minced
1 shallot, finely chopped
5 tablespoons dried dill weed
1 teaspoon salt
1 teaspoon pepper
  1. In a medium bowl, stir together the yogurt, cucumbers, garlic, and shallot. Season with dill, salt and pepper. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour to blend flavors.
Both of these are no-cook sides that go with just about any summer dinner you put on the table. Most recently I served the Tangy Cukes with Quiche and the Persian Cukes with Cheeseburgers, hot off the grill. You could even have "salad night" and just make a bunch of summer sides as your meal!

Enjoy, and stay cool, my friends!

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