Fresh cucumber salad with vinegar-based dressing.
Cucumber salad is one of those foods that says summer to me.
We eat a lot of cucumbers throughout the summer and although we love them raw, we are also quite fond of cucumber salad. One is made with a vinegar dressing and the other a creamy mayonnaise dressing.
Both are so easy and taste so fresh! And both recipes come courtesy of my mom.
Cucumber Salad with Vinegar Dressing
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/2 cup water
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon pepper
1 teaspoon sugar
1 teaspoon vegetable oil
fresh dill or dried dill weed
Pour over sliced cucumbers, tomatoes and onions. You can do this with just cucumbers or whatever combo you prefer. For the salad that is pictured, my cucumbers were a bit on the skinny and small side so I added several small sliced zucchini to bulk it up.
Chill and serve.
Creamy Cucumber Salad
Growing up, we ate this nearly every day throughout the summer. It's a favorite. And no wonder my sister and I used to break out in hives from eating too many cucumbers!
1-2 Tablespoons finely cut fresh dill weed
2 Tablespoons mayonnaise
1 Tablespoon vinegar
2 Tablespoons vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
dash of pepper
Pour over a bowl of thinly sliced cucumbers and mix lightly. Chill and serve.
Other than in salad, I really like cucumber sandwiches, either plain or with a garden-ripe tomato. Mmmmm...
Provided that you like to eat cucumbers, what are your favorite ways to eat them?