cucumbers

Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: 1-2 cucumbers 1 small sweet pepper, any variety, finely diced 3 scallions, including the greens, thinly sliced 2 tablespoons chopped dill 1 tablespoon chopped cilantro 1½ tablespoons rice vinegar Sea salt and freshly ground pepper Directions: 1. Mix the herbs, vinegar, scallions and sweet pepper in a medium to large bowl. 2. Score the [...]

By | 2016-09-28T07:35:55+00:00 September 26th, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on Cucumber Salad

Gypsy Pepper and Cucumber Salad

This recipe is adapted from World Vegetarian by Madhur Jaffrey Ingredients: 2 Gypsy peppers, seeded and cut into ¼-inch cubes 1-2 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced (peel if desired) 1 medium ripe tomato, cut into ¼-inch cubes 4 teaspoon lemon juice 2 tablespoons olive oil ¾ teaspoon sea salt Freshly ground pepper Directions: 1. Combine all [...]

By | 2016-09-19T13:13:31+00:00 September 19th, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on Gypsy Pepper and Cucumber Salad

Greek Salad

Ingredients: 6 cups washed, dried and chopped romaine lettuce ½ cup cherry tomatoes ½ thinly sliced red onions ½ cup sliced cucumbers 8 ounces feta cheese, crumbled ½ cup pitted whole Kalamata olives 2 tablespoons chopped scallions ¾ cup olive oil 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons chopped fresh basil ½ tablespoon chopped garlic [...]

By | 2016-08-09T13:39:33+00:00 August 8th, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on Greek Salad

Sharp and Sweet Cucumbers

A perfect dish for warm summer afternoon snacking, the cucumbers will keep in the refrigerator for up to 2 weeks, and the flavor will grow hotter as they sit. Ingredients: 5 firm cucumbers, trimmed and peeled, halved lengthwise and cut into 2 x ¼ x ¼-inch matchsticks 1 teaspoon sea salt 2½ teaspoons oil ¼ [...]

By | 2016-06-27T13:39:02+00:00 June 27th, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on Sharp and Sweet Cucumbers

Cucumber Salad with Chili and Roasted Peanuts

Ingredients: 1-3 cucumbers (depending on size) 1 bunch scallions, 1 Serrano pepper, finely diced Grated zest and juice of 2 limes 1 tablespoon light soy sauce 1 tablespoon light brown sugar 4 teaspoons roasted peanut oil 1/3 cup roasted peanuts, chopped 6 mint leaves, slivered 6 Thai or regular basil leaves Directions: 1. Peel the [...]

By | 2016-06-20T11:08:12+00:00 June 20th, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on Cucumber Salad with Chili and Roasted Peanuts

Cucumber and Fennel with Orange-Mint Dressing

Ingredients: Salad: 1 cucumber, peeled, halved and seeded 1 small fennel bulb, trimmed and finely slivered 1 Granny Smith apple, cored, quartered and thinly sliced 2 teaspoons fresh lemon juice 2 tablespoons chopped walnuts, pan toasted until golden Vinaigrette: 2 tablespoons fresh orange juice 2 tablespoons walnut oil (or oil of your choice) 1 tablespoon [...]

By | 2016-06-06T13:57:13+00:00 June 6th, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on Cucumber and Fennel with Orange-Mint Dressing

Radicchio Salad with Roquefort and Hazelnuts

Ingredients: Vinaigrette: 7 tablespoons olive oil 7 tablespoons white balsamic vinegar 1 teaspoon fresh lemon juice ½ teaspoon grated lemon zest ½ teaspoon Dijon mustard ½ teaspoon pure maple syrup Salad: 10 cups mixed lettuces, cut into bite-size pieces 1 hear radicchio, quartered, cored, and sliced into ribbons 1 cucumber, thinly sliced rounds 5 radishes, [...]

By | 2016-05-31T14:55:37+00:00 May 31st, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on Radicchio Salad with Roquefort and Hazelnuts

Radish and Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: 1 medium cucumber 16 red radishes, thinly sliced ½ cup chopped fresh parsley or cilantro ½ cup chopped spring onions Vinaigrette: 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon lemon juice 3 tablespoons olive oil or peanut oil sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Directions: 1. Peel away thin strips of the cucumber to [...]

By | 2016-05-10T13:40:04+00:00 May 10th, 2016|Recipes|Comments Off on Radish and Cucumber Salad

Warm Potato, Soybean and Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: SALAD 1 pound potatoes, cut in to cubes 1 cup frozen, shelled edamame 1 red onion, halved and thinly sliced 1 cucumber, halved lengthwise, and cut into very thin half-moon slices DRESSING 1/4 cup umeboshi or apple cider vinegar 1 tablespoon finely minced fresh ginger 1 clove garlic, finely minced 1 tablespoon stone-ground mustard [...]

By | 2015-06-22T12:54:04+00:00 June 22nd, 2015|Recipes|Comments Off on Warm Potato, Soybean and Cucumber Salad

Beets and Carrots in Lime Vinaigrette

Ingredients: 2 medium beets, peeled and cubed 2 medium carrots, sliced diagonally 1 cup fresh or frozen peas 1 medium cucumber, peeled, seeded, and cubed Dressing: 6 tablespoons olive oil 3 tablespoons fresh lime juice 2 tablespoons chopped fresh cilantro 1 small garlic clove, minced sea salt to taste Directions: Lightly steam beets, carrots and [...]

By | 2014-10-15T13:41:32+00:00 October 15th, 2014|Recipes|Comments Off on Beets and Carrots in Lime Vinaigrette