Cucumber Salad

Hello long lost readers.

I am back to my space here  finally after a tiny hiatus. We hit the road to Virginia  with two dogs, hiking backpacks, camping gear, a cooler full of food, homemade snacks, and 2 bags of peanut M&M’s. That’s really all you need in life,  peanut M&M’s and family time.

Before we left though, our house, our yard, and our bellies were filled to the brim with cucumbers.

I had this post all ready for Farmer’s Market Friday 2 weeks ago, yet somehow in the hustle and bustle and chaos of leaving the urban farm for a week(Am I the only one who cleans like a mad woman before I leave town ?), it slipped my  mind to actually post it!

Anyhoo, this  salad really needs no recipe, : a little of this, a little of that, chop- chop and it’s ready! A 5 minute, no-fuss, light and delicious cucumber salad.

You will love the freshness and crunch- iness.cucumber salad

 

 

My other obsession before our little roadtrip : sunflowers!

In the big empty 3 acre lot next to us lies a large field of over-sized sunflowers fresh for picking. Nothing makes my heart sing like having sunflowers in little vases all over the house!

sunflower field

 I will be sharing photos  and stories of our Virginia adventures soon, friends! I sure did miss cooking last week.

In Love and Health,

Lydia

Summer Cucumber Salad

Serves 4
Prep time 5 minutes
Dietary Vegan
Meal type Salad, Side Dish
Misc Serve Cold
This refreshing and crunchy cucumber salad takes 5 minutes to prepare.

Ingredients

  • 2 cucumbers (large(6 inch long 2-3 inches diameter) , diced and seeded)
  • 1 red onion (medium, chopped finely)
  • 1.5 teaspoons salt
  • 1 teaspoon sugar
  • 1.5 tablespoons red wine vinegar
  • 2 teaspoons fresh chopped dill

Directions

Step 1
Split the cucumbers lengthwise and remove the seeds with a spoon.
Step 2
Dice the cucumber into small pieces or slice thinly.
Step 3
In a small bowl whisk together sugar, salt, red wine vinegar, and finely chopped dill.
Step 4
Toss together the cucumber and onion in a medium bowl. Pour the dressing over the cucumber mixture.
Step 5
Chill 30 minutes before serving or eat immediately.