How To Make Cucumber Salad

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Friday, March 15, 2013

FRESH TOMATO AND CUCUMBER SALAD

FRESH TOMATO AND CUCUMBER SALAD
Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup extra virgin olive oil
  • 2 tablespoons balsamic vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 teaspoon sea or kosher salt
  • 3-4 cloves garlic, minced
  • 10 fresh basil leaves
  • 5 fresh oregano leaves
  • 3 small fresh cucumbers (pickling or thin slicing)
  • 2 large beefsteak tomatoes, vine ripened
Instructions:
First of all mince garlic or press through a garlic press. Let garlic stand in balsamic and wine vinegars for 10 minutes (this takes the "edge" off). Discard any garlic which has green sprouts in the center, as the flavor is too sharp and bitter for this salad - use for another purpose.

And then wash basil and oregano leaves (pick at noon time on a sunny day for best flavor). Roll up leaves and slice into little strips (chiffonade). Chop and add to your best olive oil and allow to stand in oil while garlic marinates.

Meanwhile, prepare salad ingredients. Wash cucumbers and tomatoes. Peel cucumbers, leaving a scant amount of peel (helps with digestion). Slice cucumbers into 1/4 inch coins (circles).

With a sharp knife, remove stem and blossom end from tomatoes (a very small amount). Slice tomatoes into wedges, being careful not to crush and lose juice.

And then place tomatoes and cucumbers in salad bowl and sprinkle with sea salt or kosher salt.

Combine olive oil with vinegars, whisking together well. Use to dress tomatoes and cucumbers; serve at room temperature. Enjoy the cucumber salad ! Nice one !


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Tuesday, October 9, 2012

EGG AND CUCUMBER SALAD

EGG AND CUCUMBER SALAD RECIPE

INGREDIENTS
  • 2 c. diced and peeled cucumbers
  • 1 c. diced celery
  • 2 tbsp. cut lettuce
  • 4 hard boiled eggs, diced
  • Chill all ingredients.
DRESSING:
  • 2/3 c. salad dressing
  • 2 tbsp. lemon juice or 1 tbsp. Worcestershire sauce
  • 2 tsp vinegar
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1/2 tsp. paprika
CUCUMBER SALAD INSTRUCTIONS
First of all blend dressing. And then add eggs and vegetables and toss. Sprinkle with paprika. The cucumber salad with eggs is ready to serve.....nice one !
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Thursday, August 9, 2012

Creamy Cucumber Salad Ring

Creamy Cucumber Salad Ring
Another nice cucumber salad recipe....creamy ! Nice taste !
Cucumber Salad Ingredients:
  • 1 package lime flavored gelatin (Jell-O)
  • 3/4 cup hot water
  • 2 packages (3 ounces each) cream cheese
  • 1 teaspoon horseradish
  • 1 cup mayonnaise
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons lemon juice
  • 2 cucumbers, peeled, seeded, finely chopped or grated
  • 1/2 cup thinly sliced sweet onions
Cucumber Salad Instructions:
Dissolve gelatin in hot water. Add cream cheese, mayonnaise, horseradish, and salt. Beat with electric hand-held mixer until smooth. Add lemon juice. Chill until partially set, about 30 minutes. Stir in cucumbers and onions. Pour into a 1 quart ring mold and chill until firm. Top with mayonnaise when served......hmmm....great taste...this nice cucumber salad recipe is great for starting appetizers !

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Thursday, June 14, 2012

MARINATED CUCUMBER SALAD

MARINATED CUCUMBER SALAD
Cucumber Salad Recipe Ingredients :
  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced paper thin
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/4 cup white vinegar
  • 1/4 cup mayonnaise
Cucumber Salad Recipe Instructions :
First of all combine cucumbers with other ingredients and then chill for 1 to 2 hours, stirring occasionally.Serves 4 persons !
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Saturday, February 25, 2012

Couscous and Cucumber Salad








Couscous and Cucumber Salad


Cucumber Salad Recipe Ingredients

* 10 ounces uncooked couscous
* 2 tablespoons olive oil
* 1/2 cup lemon juice
* 3/4 teaspoon salt
* 1/4 teaspoon ground black pepper
* 1 cucumber, seeded and chopped
* 1/2 cup finely chopped green onions
* 1/2 cup fresh parsley, chopped
* 1/4 cup fresh basil, chopped
* 6 leaves lettuce
* 6 slices lemon

Cucumber Salad Recipe Instructions

1. In a medium saucepan, bring 1 3/4 cup water to a boil. Stir in couscous; cover. Remove from heat; let stand, covered, 5 minutes. Cool to room temperature.
2. Meanwhile, in a medium bowl combine oil, lemon juice, salt and pepper. Stir in cucumber, green onion, parsley, basil and couscous. Mix well and chill for at least 1 hour.
3. Line a plate with lettuce leaves. Spoon couscous mixture over leaves and garnish with lemon wedges.
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Saturday, February 18, 2012

Cucumbers in Dilled Sour Cream










Cucumbers in Dilled Sour Cream

Another great cucumber salad recipe to try....

CUCUMBER SALAD RECIPE INGREDIENTS
  • 1 large cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded, sliced into 1/4″-thick half-moons
  • 1 t. kosher salt
  • 3 T. mayonnaise
  • 3 T. sour cream
  • 3 T. red onion, minced
  • 2 T. white wine vinegar
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1 T. chopped fresh dill

CUCUMBER SALAD RECIPE INSTRUCTIONS

Scoop seeds from halved cucumbers with a spoon.Place cucumber slices in a colander; sprinkle with salt, tossing to coat. Let stand for 15 minutes, then rinse and pat dry with paper towels.
Combine mayonnaise, sour cream, onion, vinegar, sugar, and dill in a mixing bowl. Add cucumber slices and toss to coat. Let salad stand for at least 5 minutes before serving, or chill for up to one day. The cucumber salad dilled in sour cream is ready to serve...amazingly nice taste !

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Tuesday, February 14, 2012

Cucumber Salad With Chicken Pasta









Cucumber Salad With Chicken Pasta

Try this cucumber salad recipe with chicken pasta... a nice combination ! Great !

CUCUMBER SALAD RECIPE INGREDIENTS
  • 1 cup uncooked macaroni
  • 3/4 cup mayonnaise
  • 1 tablespoon onion, finely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon pepper
  • 1 1/2 cups cooked chicken, chopped
  • 1 cup chopped cucumber
  • 1 rib celery, chopped

Cucumber Salad Recipe Preparation:

Cook macaroni according to package directions. Combine mayonnaise, onion, salt and pepper in bowl; mix well.
Add warm macaroni, chicken, celery, and cucumber; mix gently. Chill, covered, for 2 hours or longer. The cucumber salad is ready to serve...delicious !
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