Recipes by The FruitGuys
On its own or as an accompaniment to a main dish (spicy or otherwise), cucumber salad is a refreshing, delicious addition to any table. Here are two simple ways to dress up your cukes
1 1/2 to 2 cups cucumber (in 1/4-inch slices for Creamy Yogurt Dressing and very thinly sliced for Sweet-Vinegar Dressing)
Salt and pepper to taste
Creamy Yogurt Dressing:
1/2 cup plain yogurt
1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice
2 teaspoons fresh dill fronds or mint leaves, chopped (optional)
- Mix yogurt with lemon juice and stir in fresh herbs (if using).
- Put cucumber slices in a bowl and stir in enough dressing to lightly coat.
- Add salt and pepper to taste, and serve.
1/4 cup rice vinegar
1 teaspoon sugar
1 tablespoon red onion, minced (optional)
1 tablespoon toasted sesame seeds (optional)
- Stir vinegar, sugar, and onion (if using) together until sugar dissolves. (Note: you can use white vinegar if rice vinegar is unavailable, but if you do, add an extra teaspoon of sugar or to taste.)
- Pour dressing over cucumber slices in a large shallow bowl, and garnish with toasted sesame seeds before serving (optional).
Serves 3–4. Prep time, 5–10 minutes.
Cook’s note: Cucumbers may be deseeded if preferred (slice cucumbers lengthwise before cutting into slices, and gently scrape out seeds with a spoon). Depending on variety and maturity, cucumbers can sometimes have a slightly bitter taste—try peeling the cucumber, or if you prefer the peel’s nutrient boost, put cucumber slices in a shallow bowl, sprinkle with salt, and cover with cool water for half an hour or so, then rinse and drain before using and omit salt from recipe.
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