Friday, September 9, 2011

Daily double dose of cucumbers

I have found myself obsessed with favorite is new recipes. So I found the recipe of 2 pretty tasty cucumber salads..I decided to make them both the same day, considering i needed mostly the same ingredients.

Cucumber Salad #1
Cucumbers ( i used 3 and split between the two)
1 sm onion
1 Cup vinegar
1/2 Cup water
1/4 Cup sugar ( i used less, but it tasted a bit too vinegary)
2 tablespoons FRESH dill
salt and pepper
1. Boil vinegar, water, and sugar (set aside to cool)
2. Slice and sweat cumcumbers
         ~to sweat means to liberally apply salt and allow water to drain..about 20 mins then rinse with water & dry
3. Put cucumbers, onions, and dill in a bowl
4. Add pepper ( you most likely won't need added salt bc the cucumbers still have a salty taste from sweating
5. Pour cool vinegar mixture over the cucumbers
5. Stir & marinate in the fridge for at least 1 hr.

Sweating the cucumbers 

 Onions, cucumbers, and dill in bowl
 With cooled mixture added
This salad sort of tasted like a sweet and sour pickle
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1/2 Cup low-fat sour cream (or any of your choosing)
2 Tablespoons FRESH lemon juice
2 Tablespoons FRESH dill
Coarse salt and pepper
1. Combine sour cream, lemon juice, & dill w/salt and pepper in a bowl, whisk well to combine
2. Sweat & drain cucumbers
3. Add cucumbers, toss well to coat.
4. Garnish with more dill, refrigerate for up to 4 hours then serve ( i didn't do that) i mixed, served, and ate!
I give this salad 5 thumbs up!! It was my most favorite of the two.
sweating cucumbers

 sour cream, lemon juice, dill mixture
 mixture with cucumbers
 another view 
 the end product garnished

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