July 20, 2018

Cucumber, herbs and onion salad for summer

Cucumber, herb and onion salad

If you follow my Instagram, you know that I just harvested a couple of cucumbers from the garden. I planted cucumbers for the first time last year and liked getting cucumbers for a quick salad from the garden when they were ready.

This year, the cucumber plants have sort of taken over the garden. There are two pepper plants growing next to them, but are now completely hidden by these massive cucumber plants.

I am wondering if I should move the pepper plants. Do you think it will survive the move?

I took both the cucumbers and used it for dinner last night. I cut some cucumber for the kids and for us, I made a quick cucumber salad. For this sudden inspiration, I just used what was available at home, and like most of the recipes here can be customized to your ingredients and taste.

I used basil and parsley - herbs growing in the front porch. But cilantro and mint would taste good too. I used aged cheddar cheese but feta would also be a good option. The onions give a kick so I would recommend it.

Add a slice of crusty bread and it can make a good lunch option too.

Here is how I did it.

(serves 2)

1 1/2 medium cucumbers
handful of basil - chopped
handful of parsley - chopped
1/4 cup chopped cheddar cheese
1/4 onion - thin slices and separated

For dressing
1/2 tspoon toasted sesame oil
1 1/2 tspon lemon juice
salt to taste
some fresh ground black pepper

Peel and cut the cucumbers to cubes. Add in the herbs, onions and cheese.
Whisk the dressing in a separate bowl and pour it over the salad.

Cucumber, herb and onion salad

Mix and serve.

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