Cool as a cucumber (salad)

When it’s hot and humid it is nice to have a cool, tasty salad as part of your meal. Using the cucumbers and dill from my CSA box I made these two different recipes:

Cucumber and dill with yogurt dressing

Wash and partially peel 6 or so of the small cucumbers in your box. By “partially peel” I just use a peeler to create longitudinal stripes on my cukes. That way you keep some but not all of the peel. Slice in rounds, like for bread and butter pickles.

Chop up some dill, at least a tablespoon or more to taste.

Finely mince 1 clove garlic

To vegetables: add one cup of plain yogurt (my new favorite is Organic Valley Grassmilk yogurt), but any plain will do- just not Greek style. Stir well to coat all cucumber slices with yogurt. Salt and pepper to taste (if you have lemon pepper that would be a great addition). Allow to sit in the refrigerator a couple of hours before serving.

Lemony cucumber salad

Wash and partially peel 6 or so of the small cucumbers in your box. By “partially peel” I just use a peeler to create longitudinal stripes on my cukes. That way you keep some but not all of the peel. Slice in rounds, like for bread and butter pickles.

Select 2 or 3 preserved lemon slices (Trader Joes has this item) and then chop into small pieces

Chop up some dill, at least a tablespoon or more to taste. This salad would also taste good with other herbs added here.

Dress with the juice of one lemon, a little olive oil and salt and pepper.

Allow to sit in the refrigerator a couple of hours before serving.

Cucumbers are nutritious!

http://www.pennlive.com/bodyandmind/index.ssf/2009/08/healthy_pick_of_the_week_cucum.html

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