Tag: cucumber

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Summer Cucumber Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

Summer Cucumber Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette

 

 

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I am refusing to believe that summer is nearly done for another year. It seems that the summers are whizzing by faster each year.  I took my kids out to the beach for the last splash in the lake before school starts tomorrow.  Then, I’ll be left with a somewhat quieter house and looking forward to a few more camping trips before the end of September. By then, maybe, just maybe I’ll finally admit that Fall is really here. Honestly, Fall is my favorite season so I’m looking forward to it.  The only catch with the season change is that all that delicious fresh produce from my garden (or my neighbor’s) will soon no longer be available. 

Speaking of my neighbor, he has a wonderful little garden and has become my garden buddy. We share our extra produce or herbs or whatever we can’t get around to eating right away.  It’s a great system, I think. Really, I probably benefit from this more than he does.  The past few weeks I’ve been blessed with many, many cucumbers from his garden so thought I’d share one of the easy ways to use up a few cucumbers in one sitting.  This summer cucumber salad is so fresh and is made with a lightly sweetened balsamic honey vinaigrette.  I could probably drink the vinaigrette plain it’s that good!  

 

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Summer Cucumber Salad with Honey Balsamic Vinaigrette
 
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Recipe type: Salads
Cuisine: Paleo, gluten-free, dairy-free
Ingredients
  • For the salad:
  • 2 cucumbers, seeded and diced
  • 2 tomatoes, seeded and diced
  • 2 green onions, chopped
  • For the vinaigrette:
  • ¼ cup olive or avocado oil
  • 2 Tbsp honey
  • 2 Tbsp balsamic vinegar
  • ⅛ tsp dill weed
Instructions
  1. Combine salad ingredients in large bowl.
  2. Make the vinaigrette by whisking all vinaigrette ingredients together in small bowl.
  3. Pour vinaigrette over salad and toss.

 

 

 


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