Wednesday, June 8, 2011

Pickled Cucumber Salad

A light and simple salad that is very refreshing on a hot summer's day. A great way to use up  those cucumbers from the garden!

  • 3 medium sized cucumbers
  • 2 carrots
  • 1 medium onion
  • 1 clove garlic
  • 1/4 teaspoon dill weed
  • red wine vinegar
  • olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste
Peel cucumbers. Slice thinly with a knife, or a mandolin. Peel carrots, and slice thinly. Slice onion into thin rings.  Peel and finely dice garlic and put into glass bowl that has a lid.  Add some salt to the garlic and blend together with a fork while pressing mixture to the sides and bottom of the bowl. Add cucumbers, carrots, onions and dill.  Add  3 tablespoons of red wine vinegar and 6 tablespoons of olive oil. Blend together with vegetables and add salt and pepper to taste.  Add more vinegar if desired, and always add twice as much olive oil as vinegar.  Cover and refrigerate until chilled.

Rice wine vinegar or apple cider vinegar can be substituted for red wine vinegar. Each one has its own flavor. Other raw vegetables can be added such as green peppers, celery, etc.  If you find that this salad is too sour for your taste, add a teaspoon of sugar to it to cut the acidity.
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