Easy Cucumber Salad

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How do you elevate a simple cucumber salad to something special?  Simply decoratively score the skin on the cucumber and dress it with good quality olive oil and balasamic dressing.

I love the freshness of a cold, crispy salad on hot summer nights and when the vegetables are fresh from the produce stand, they practically beg to be left alone.  I wanted something pretty to go with my Orange Salmon recently, so I pulled the zester out of the kitchen drawer and ran it down the length of the cucumber all the way around until I had this beautiful striped effect.  Then, I cut it into quarters lengthwise and removed the seeds and cut into bite sized pieces.  I complimented the cucumber with fresh grape tomatoes, yellow peppers and green onions.  A bottle of 25 year old balsamic vinegar that I recently picked up was begging to be used and this was the perfect opportunity.  A little salt & pepper and wha-la!  Salad!

 

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4 Responses to “Easy Cucumber Salad”

  1. admin

    Thanks Kathy, I will as well as any other recipes that fit the bill in the future!

  2. Todd

    Made this again for the second time for our company BBQ today. I am sure it will be a big hit!

  3. Aisha Foodista

    Your commentThis looks Yummy!!! Thanks for sharing!!!

    I love cucumber salad and I just made a short Video for a really popular recipe. It’s always a huge crowd pleaser. And it’s super easy to make!!

    Let me know what you think 🙂

    http://vimeo.com/16643804

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