Cucumbers Delight taste LIGHT….

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I don’t know about YOU, but there are a couple of foods out there that I grew up with, that I kind of have come to terms eating only one way. You know…. they way mom used to make. It’s just the way it is, and my palate likes it!

THEN……. I was asked to make a salad for my son’s preschool class! Yes. It sounds like the easiest thing to make. But NO. I actually want people to enjoy what I make. I am not going to buy a pre-packaged salad, that has been sitting on the shelf for god knows how long. You are going to LOVE my salad!

OK. Lettuce? Spinach? Raw Kale? ……Of course there are a few pre-school kids that will venture, but let’s be REAL. The thought of my contribution sitting on the Holiday Winter Fest table for …….not a student or parent tasting, alone and untouched, would be NO BUENO.

So, I had to have a think. What does my kid like when he IS given salad?………CUCUMBERS! Its delicate, mild, and refreshing. I am resolved to make a Cucumber Salad. Perfect! Now what? The only way I know how to make it…. like my mom did, sliced thinly, marinated in vinegar and dill. Sounds good, but I need to step it up.

4 the KIDS: 1. slice down 3 cucumbers and cut them in half  2. finely chop 1/2 shallot  3. make salad dressing in a little dish (2 tbs of olive oil , 2tbs of apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp of honey). In a bowl: Combine cucumber and onions, pour dressing over and mix gently with a spoon. sprinkle a little dill. optional (squeeze  1/2 lemon)

For a Bolder Taste

4 the ADULTS 1. slice down 3 cucumbers, cut them quarters 2. finely dice 1/2  red onion 2.  dice 1 tomato 3.make dressing in a little dish (2 tbs of olive oil , 2tbs of apple cider vinegar, 1 tsp of honey). In a bowl: Combine cucumber and onion, pour dressing over and mix gently with a spoon. sprinkle a little dill.(optional :squeeze  1/2 lemon) sail/pepper to taste

Packed with taste and it’s so GOOD!!!!

I just never saw it in this Light!

 

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