Tuesday, August 18, 2009

Cucumber Salad

Who doesn't love cucumbers, especially when they are locally available, and deliciously cold and crisp on a summer evening? Here's another recipe that is not included in GOOD FOOD, simply because it is so easy.

Cucumber Yogurt Salad Recipe

2 cucumbers, peeled, quartered lengthwise, then sliced
1 cup (approximately) Organic, full fat, Plain yogurt
1 teaspoon dried dill, or a couple of teaspoons of fresh dill
Sprinkling of kosher salt and pepper


First taste the cucumbers to make sure that they are not bitter. Depending on the variety of cucumber you are using, and many other factors, you may find a cucumber that is distinctly bitter in taste. If this happens, soak the cucumber slices in (kosher or sea) salted water for half an hour, or longer, until the bitterness is reduced, then rinse and drain before using.

To make the salad, simply gently mix together the ingredients.

Salt and pepper to taste.

Note: If you don't like dill: My mother used to prepare this summer cucumber salad using marjoram, and it was delicious. Thanks, mom.