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Saturday, July 5, 2008

Summer salads rule


Cucumbers beat potatoes, coleslaw, and all the rest hands down when it comes to the essence of summer in a bowl.

Matter of fact, maybe it's not too late to start some seeds now for the end of summer crop...

Cucumber Salad

4 large cucumbers, peeled and sliced very thinly
1/4 cup diced red onion
3 Tbs. white wine vinegar
4 tsp. sugar
1 Tbs. fresh minced or 1 tsp. dried dill weed
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. freshly ground black pepper (or white, if you don't like the specks)

Combine all ingredients in a bowl and refrigerate long enough to chill. Adjust seasonings to taste.

I tend to go light on the vinegar and sugar, but if you need more zing, by all means, splash it on.

If you have really good tomatoes, cucumber-tomato salad may not be far behind. Dice a large tomato, drain if too juicy (or keep the wonderful juiciness in), and mix in with the other ingredients.

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