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Remember there is beauty in simplicity (especially during a crazy work week night). Cucumber salad is usually a crowd-pleaser kids enjoying it immensely. In the sweltering summer heat serve this salad and you ll be as cool as...... a CUCUMBER! Cucumber Salad - Salade de Concombres 1-2 cucumbers (1 large or two small) peeling and seeding optional 4 tablespoons olive oil extra virgin 1 tablespoon red wine vinegar 1 1/2 tablespoons Dijon mustard salt and pepper to taste Slice into thin rounds; combine vinaigrette dressing ingredients together in bowl and whisk together until smooth and creamy; toss gently with cucumbers until well coated; chill until ready to serve. "Anne Dessens is the founder of AnneDessens.com - your one-link to everything self-improvement : diet recipes running & walking deep breathing success journaling energy and universal laws. The Nigerian Salad is a special salad recipe native to Nigeria.
But maybe that s just American. In any case salad can mean a lot of things to a lot of people. It can be as complex or a simple as you desire. This cucumber salad is simple. It s an easy fast way to add a serving or two of those 5-a-Day to your diet. I learned long ago that adding a simple salad to the beginning of your meal is ideal in getting those veggies worked in. It keeps the menu planning down to manageable and it can cost-conscious especially when using in season vegetables. It s all about KISS = Keep it Simple Silly! One vegetable one salad one course. By doing KISSing it you ll have a wider choice of first courses using one fresh vegetable: tomatoes grated carrots grated root celery have an avocado grapefruit beets mushrooms... You can always jazz up each salad with something different a fresh herb for example or a different nut oil or vinegar. I choose a vegetable for my first course salad then I let my inner cravings tell me which way to jazz it up.
By adding vegetables and dressings these can become a great side dish for BBQs family gatherings and picnics. and this is not even to mention all the different dressings and dips that are now available for you to choose from. All salads have at least 2 or more ingredients which complement one another. YOU too can create fantastic combinations just using left-over vegetables sitting in the refrigerator OR you can go extreme and prepare an exotic fruit salad. Whichever ones you choose - don t limit your creative juices - let them flow - use some of this information for creating a new salad and WOW your family or guests. This salad is quite simple. Few ingredients little preparation time less headache. Sometimes simple is best. As I ve mentioned before the French like to eat in courses. Instead of preparing it all at once setting it all out on the table and trying keep everything hot at once they separate things out into courses.
Oregano is another deer-proof perennial favorite but again use just a few small leaf pieces. Interestingly oregano tastes much milder fresh than dried unlike its cousin basil which has a far more intense flavor fresh. Anise hyssop is hard to buy in herb form but you can usually find seeds at garden centers; it grows gorgeous complex purple flowers shaped like spears and again you can use the florets for visual effect in a green salad. The leaves taste like anise or licorice. Anise hyssop isn t strictly speaking a perennial but it reliably self seeds so once you plant a few you ll have them year after year. Chives are another favorite perennial. You can cut just a few leaves and chop them into one-inch lengths for a salad and don t forget to use some of the chive blossoms as well. While we re on the onion family don t forget to use a few garlic greens - the leafy green tops of your garlic plants and the florets as well. But go easy on the garlic as a little goes a long way.