7.03.2013

Summer Vittles: Cucumber Salad

With Summer officially kicked off I've decided to start a new series, Summer Vittles, for those recipes that are just perfect for summer life.  Growing up we were blessed with having a beautiful garden and the Summer crop made me crave the fresh taste of the favorites like cucumbers, corn, peas, green beans, squash, blackberries, watermelon...shall I go on?!  I also loved how God made these summer treats packed full of water; just what you need to get through those hot summer months!



I'm kicking it off with classic Cucumber Salad.  I've tried this salad with tomatoes, onions, and even blue cheese, but I always go back to the classic fixings.

Ingredients

Directions

1. Peel, wash, and slice the cucumbers.  I like to have some thin slices and some thicker ones; if you like the salad to remain crunchy I would slice the cumber a little thicker.  Move the cumbers to a bowl and sprinkle with salt and place in fridge; wait 30-45 minutes then drain bowl.  This step will pull water out of the cucumbers, and allow for a more flavorful salad.  

2. Add remaining ingredients, mix well, and refrigerate until you are ready to serve.  I usually use 1/4 cup of sugar when I make this, and play with the vinegar until it is perfectly tangy. I also feel like this salad is better on day 2 and 3 then day 1.

Here are a few other similar recipes you might like as well!

Adrienne's Cucumber Salad
Tomato, Onion, and Cucumber Salad





What are your favorite summer recipes?

7 comments:

  1. Looks delicious and healthy! Pretty pictures too:)

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  2. My parents always make a similar salad in the summer months. I love the crunch of the cucumber and I can only imagine how delicious it would taste with bleu cheese! Mmm.

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    1. I do too! I normally will slice the cucumber a little thicker and add a little more vinegar to keep them crunchy longer!

      Have a great day!
      Ashton

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  3. Oh goodness- pinned this immediately!! It looks so good! :) Im loving all things cucumber right now so I love finding new easy ways to enjoy them! New to your blog and having lots of fun looking around!
    *Krystina
    Seatofmyshorts.com

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  4. I love cucumber salad! I've never tried it with blue cheese before, great idea!
    www.shannonheartsblog.com

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  5. Your pictures make this look extra yummy! We have cucumbers and vinegar almost every day at my house. Yum!

    Jamie
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  6. My grandma's recipe is very similar to this one, but I think she mixes a little oil with the vinegar. This kind of salad is addicting!

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