August 1, 2011

a summer recipe

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I remember standing in the garden, picking cucumbers and radishes and eating them - while standing in the garden. I was about six and dirt meant nothing to me.

We have two cucumber plants this summer and pick at least six or seven every day. EVERY day. Luckily, I've found the most easily wonderful salad to prepare. It's my kind of summer food...simple, cold, it goes with practically anything, and it calls for a TON of cucumbers!

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Cucumber Salad

4+ cups of sliced cucumbers
about 3/4 cup mayo
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 cup sugar
1/4 tsp. salt

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Combine, refrigerate and enjoy.


What's your favorite summer vegetable?


  1. Cucumbers are my favorite - easiest and fastest to grow. The deer around here think I plant tomatoes exclusively for them - but then they leave the cucumbers alone for the most part. Just made a bunch of pickles the other week…

    Can't wait to try your recipe! Thanks for sharing it!

  2. If we had grown a garden it would have been the elusive squash flower battered and fried - it's like a little slice of Heaven on earth. I'll have to go with the good old tomato/mayo sandwich for practicalities sake but nothing wrong with that.

    Have you ever had these? Delicious!!!

  3. Marsha, so sorry to hear. I planted tomatoes this year and fire ants took up residence underneath. Kinda sucks, too.

    Patty, that recipe looks SO good! And we're a gluten free family. Thank you.

  4. My Mom made this for us when I was a kid, I've made it ever since!!! We add onions. Also try cukes with seasoned rice vinegar and onions, nothing else needed. Yum!!

  5. We signed up this year for a half share in our local CSA farm (Community Supported Agriculture). For a while, we were getting 4-5 cucumbers a week, and I had no idea what to do with them! The tomatoes have been amazing, too, so we put together a cucumber-tomato salad we love - very simple, just sliced cukes and 'maters with a splash of balsamic vinegar, olive oil, salt and pepper. Soo good!

    We are also overflowing with zucchinis and beets! I've never before cooked beets, so that's been a challenge, especially in summer. I've been roasting them and slicing them in salads, but they are still piling up. I've made zucchini bread, sauteed zucchini, zucchini omelets, etc.

    Love all these fresh summer veggies!


  6. yumm! mine are tomatoes but I have yet to have a really good summer tomato this year :(

    corn is a close second. actually.. maybe its first.

  7. YUMMY! This is a summer staple with my hubby's parents! Just like Debi, sliced onion (we use white) is added.

  8. This was why we decided not to grow cucumbers this year. It was just waaay too many. So we went squash instead, only question, does this recipe work with squash?! ;)

  9. You can also use sour cream in place of the mayo, skip the sugar and add garlic salt and pepper, that's how we always ate ours. If you have tomatoes and onions, layer slices of cucumbers, tomatoes and red onions, top with red wine vinagrette with a little garlic and oregano and let marinate for a few hours,...mmmm delish! Love summer food!

  10. I wish my cucumbers were still producing. I'm a cucumber lover!! I did notice some sprouts coming up where I neglected one (yes, I let it rot), so maybe I'll get more cucmbers before this summer is over...

  11. ooooh, that cucumber salad looks delicious! I want to make it now, but I have no cukes in the kitchen. boo hiss.

  12. What a simple yet yummy salad! I love cukes, and luckily the kids do too b/c we've been inundated :) And honestly, I couldn't chose a fresh-garden vegetable because I love them all....


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