8.12.2010

Garden Fresh...

Here is a family-favorite salad of ours when fresh cucumbers, onions and grape tomatoes can be purchased locally at our farmers market. Thought I'd share it with you all... Delicious served with grilled meat & fresh sweet corn on the cob...summer meals are the best!
DILLED GARDEN SALAD
Small cucumbers (don't use the large cucumbers with big seeds), peeled & sliced real thin
Grape or cherry tomatoes, cut in half,
Onion, chopped

Begin by slicing cucumbers & onions into a serving bowl. Cover cucumbers & onions with cold water and salt quite generously. Add several ice cubes. Let set for an hour or until ice melts. This step of soaking the veggies is a trick my mother has always done, it helps crisp up the cucumbers and is the key to great cucumbers, in my opinion! After soaking, drain water off of cucumbers & onions.

Add tomatoes to cucumber & onion mixture.

Apply the following vinaigrette:
1/4 cup light olive oil
2 T. white wine vinegar
1 tsp. dried dill weed
1/4 tsp. salt
1/4 tsp. sugar
1/4 tsp. pepper
Pour over salad; toss lightly

You can also add kalamata olives to this salad, cut in half.

Enjoy!

3 comments:

Becky said...

This is so ME,lol.I love it.kalamata olives are the best as I being greek should know.Thanks for sharing , I will jot this down about the ice water...great idea I might add.


Happy friday ahead!

Shirley said...

Your salad looks so yummy. I will have to make a note about the ice water for future reference. I really enjoyed Beckham post. It brought back so many beautiful memories of my childhood. Thank you for sharing. Have a great day.

WoolenSails said...

I have to make my own salad dressing, so I use dill weed in that. We have fresh cucumbers and tons of cherry tomatoes, so I have been eating a lot of salads.

Debbie