Tuesday, September 22, 2015

Simple Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Perfect Pairing: Seeded cucumbers (spoon method)

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If you are lucky enough to have a garden, or perhaps are just lucky to know someone with a garden who likes to share, you probably have a lot of cucumbers.  In honor of the last day of summer (waaaa!), here is a super simple cucumber salad.

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I made this all summer long to serve with anything off the grill, or alongside of my favorite Tomato Pie.  I always use fresh dill, but will throw in fresh basil and mint if I have access to it.

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Garden cucumbers often have a thick, sometimes bitter, skin and lots of seeds.  I like to peel the cucumber, slice it lengthwise and scrape out the seeds using a teaspoon.  If you are feeling motivated and have the time you can salt the cucumbers in a strainer for 30-45 minutes to drain off excess water before making the salad, but this is not necessary.

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Soak up the last day of summer!






Simple Cucumber and Tomato Salad

Lindsay at Perfecting the Pairing



Ingredients:
  • 2 large cucumbers, peeled and seeded, roughly chopped
  • ½ pint grape tomatoes, halved
  • 1 shallot, thinly sliced
  • ¼ cup sour cream
  • 1 Tb rice vinegar
  • 2 Tb sugar
  • ¼ cup chopped fresh dill
  • Chopped basil and mint, optional
  • Salt and pepper, to taste


Directions:


In a large bowl combine the cut cucumbers, tomatoes, and shallot.  In a small bowl whisk the sour cream, vinegar, sugar, dill, herbs (optional), and salt and pepper.  Pour the dressing over the salad and stir gently with a spatula to coat.  Serve immediately.

1 comment:

  1. Nice blog!! Looks delicious, feel like grabbing the roll right away. Thank you Chowringhee Satya Niketan

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