Saturday, February 9, 2013
Every year in summer I always have such a big harvest of cucumbers and find I really need to get through them fast if I don't give enough away. Sometimes, all you need is a really simple, quick and easy basic cucumber salad that could use some of our garden herbs.
Here's one of my favourite recipes to help you with your summertime cucumber abundance.
2 Cucumbers (based on Burpless or Continental types), sliced or chopped
Fresh Dill, torn
Fresh Basil, leaves torn
Fresh Coriander, leaves torn
1/4 cup Olive Oil (fresh type is fruitiest)
2 Tablespoons White Sugar
2 Tablespoons White Vinegar
1 teaspoon Salt
Cracked Black Pepper, to taste
(Put in jar and shake well to combine)
Let the herbs sit on the cut cucumber for a few minutes to infuse before pouting over the handmade dressing.
If the cucumber appears too watery, allow them to sit on a paper towel to dry a little before returning them to the bowl to dress.