We’ve had an embarrassment of cucumbers lately.
Our new tradition of hitting the farmers’ market on the weekend brought us three of them for $2 — a steal! — and they’ve been patiently hanging out in our new fruit bowl since Saturday. Spencer came home with two more from a friend’s garden on Tuesday, bringing our total of OMG-HUGE vegetables to five.
Martha Stewart to the rescue, it seems! With some quick Googling, my husband found this recipe for cucumber and sweet-onion salad, and it is light, refreshing summer deliciousness.
And now nothing will go to waste. Just the way nature intended it, I think.
Between you and me? Um, we didn’t exactly have fresh dill or freshly-squeezed lemon juice . . . so we improvised with a dried variety as well as lemon from a bottle. The results were still great. In case, like me, you don’t feel like hitting the grocery store.
Just don’t tell Martha.
Cucumber and Sweet-Onion Salad
3 English cucumbers, halved lengthwise and thinly sliced on the diagonal
1 medium sweet onion, such as Vidalia, halved and thinly sliced
1/2 cup fresh dill, coarsely chopped
3 tablespoons olive oil
3 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
2 tablespoons white-wine vinegar
Coarse salt and ground pepper
In a large bowl, toss together cucumbers, onion, dill, oil, lemon juice, and vinegar; season with salt and pepper.
(Recipe from Martha Stewart’s Everyday Food)
11 thoughts on “Simple summer side: cucumber + sweet-onion salad”
Yummy! I hit a local produce stand yesterday and plan to make a salad like that with tomatoes. (I still smile every time I read “my husband” in one of your posts.)
Aw, thank you, Kathy! I smile when I type it. 🙂 Tomatoes would be a great addition to this salad. I actually thought about chopping up some leftover cherry tomatoes we have hanging around and still might, but I thought I’d keep it simple for my first batch!
Beautiful photos! I love cucumbers.
I think I may have to make the dressing!
Yum yum yum! This sounds delicious!
Looks delicious and easy to make. Thanks.
Oh, I eat so many cucumbers. I love them cold, cut thick, and dipped in hummus. Or chopped up in a tuna salad. Now I must try this cucumber and onion salad! Love that it has dill, kind of reminds me of a deconstructed dill pickle.
What a wonderful way to use up extra cucumbers! They are such refreshing vegetables on hot summer days. Thank you for sharing!
Ha, that sounds fresh and summery! Will make sure so try it soon!
This looks so good and so refreshing. Perfect for the summer!
Yum! Thanks for linking up with the Caffeinated Crafters last week! We loved having you!!
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