Fresh Cucumber Salad

 

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I don’t know about you but the garden has produced cucumbers on overload so cucumber recipes it is!

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What you need:

1 large cucumber, sliced

1/4 purple onion, diced

1/3 cup pitted Kalamata olives

1 ear of fresh sweet corn, blanched

1/2 cup of cherry tomatoes

1/3 cup of soft goat cheese, chunk-ed

Dressing

1/2 cup of rice vinegar

1/8 cup of water

1/4 tsp of dried dill

salt & pepper to taste

 

step 1

wash and dry all veggies and drain olives.

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step 2

add water to a small pot. allow water to come to a boil. once water is boiling add shucked corn on cob to the water for 30 seconds. remove and allow to cool. this is called blanching.

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it brightens the corn and soften the starchiness but allows you to return the crispness of the vegetable.

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step 3

make dressing – mix a small bowl 1 cup of rice vinegar, 1/4 cup of water, fresh dill, pepper and salt.  Cover. Set aside.

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step 4

add all of the following to a large bowl-

slice cucumber into rounds.

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thinly slice onion.

slice olives.

slice tomatoes.

cut corn from cob.

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step 5

add dressing to the large bowl. mix until well coated. place in fridge for 30 minutes to 1 hour to allow flavors to mix.

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step 6

crumble goat cheese into clumps add to the top just before serving. enjoy!

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