Monday, August 11, 2014

Almost-Famous Cucumber Salad

If your garden is anything like mine your probably have cucumbers coming out of your ears right about now! I love eating cucumbers plain, in garden salads or just sprinkled with a little bit of seasoned salt. When I have company over though, It's time to make some of my famous cucumber salad. This cucumber salad is a little different then anything I've had before. It's lighter and more flavorful. Everyone asks for this recipe and it's really quite simple. There are only 4 ingredients....and the surprise is the type of vinegar I use! 

delicious cucumber salad recipe

I would love to say this is my own recipe but I got it years ago when I worked for a little restaurant. I tweaked it a bit (took out the preservatives and extra salt) added an herb or two, and made it as simple as possible. Ok, so maybe it is my recipe now. lol

Ingredients:
2 Sliced Cucumbers
1/2 Red Onion
1/2 cup Rice Vinegar
1/2 Tbs Fresh Herbs of choice (pick 1 or 2): Parsley, chives, dill, basil or cilantro. 

You can peel your cucumbers if you like. I prefer to peel away some strips and leave some peel behind. Slice to desired thickness. Dice red onions, adding more or less to taste. Place cucumbers and onions in glass or plastic bowl (I avoid metal with vinegar. Certain metals will react over time ruining the bowl) Chop fresh herbs and add to bowl. Pour rice vinegar into bowl and toss lightly to coat. Refrigerate for at least an hour. Toss again before serving. Serve cold. Will keep in the refrigerator for 3 days.

Isn't that simple? Of course it's the rice vinegar that makes it so unique and flavorful. I don't add salt but some cracked white pepper might be nice if you like that. As you can see, it's also easily customizable. I often mix in diced peppers and tomatoes just before serving (although it doesn't keep as long with tomatoes included). I hope you like it as much as we do!


~L
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15 comments:

  1. I have a coleslaw recipe that calls for rice vinegar. Love the taste, so I bet this would be great!

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    1. I like rice vinegar better then white vinegar! I think it just has a much better flavor. Thanks for stopping by!

      ~l

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  2. This is one of my favorite ways to eat cucumbers!

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  3. What a refreshing way to enjoy your cucumbers! Thanks for sharing on this week's Maple Hill Hop!

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  4. Oh girl, you have a winner here! What a refreshing and delish dish to make and I want a bowl right now. Thanks for linking up at Wonderful Wed. Blog Hop and please come again soon. Carrie, A Mother's Shadow

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  5. Just pinned to the Fridays Unfolded links board-thanks for sharing!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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  6. This looks delicious and I happen to have some extra cucumbers and red onions in need of a purpose. Thank you for sharing at Green Thumb Thursday :) ~ Rachel at Grow a Good Life

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  7. Rice vinegar is my favorite for cucumbers! I bought some dill yesterday to make a cucumber salad. Pinning yours, it's just a tad different. than mine. Thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  8. YUM!!! Thanks you for sharing at Tuesdays with a Twist. YOU have been featured today at Back to the Basics! Looking forward to seeing what you share this week.

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    1. Wow! Thanks for the feature! I'm so very flattered!

      ~L

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  9. Looks delicious! Thanks so much for sharing with Wednesday's Adorned From Above Link Party.
    Have a great week.
    Debi @ Adorned From Above

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  10. My mom used to make a cucumber dish like this. Thanks for the memories, and for sharing at #theweekendsocial. Hope to see you again Thursday 9:00 PM EST. I've pinned your link!

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  11. I love cucumber salad, I'll have to try it with rice vinegar! Thanks for sharing your post on the HomeAcre Hop, hope to see you again tomorrow!
    -Nancy The HomeAcre Hop

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  12. I've never tried this before - it sounds amazing! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,
    Kathy

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