Creamy Cucumber Salad

Creamy Cucumber Salad Prep 10 m Ready In 3 h 10 m Recipe By:MHudson “This was my Dad’s recipe and one of our family’s all-time summer favorites.” Ingredients 2 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced 1 sweet onion, thinly sliced 1 tablespoon sea salt 1 1/2 cups mayonnaise, or more to taste 2 tablespoons vinegar 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 teaspoon dried dill weed 1 teaspoon garlic powder 1 teaspoon ground black pepper Directions Mix cucumbers, sweet onion, and sea salt together in a bowl. Cover bowl with plastic wrap and let sit for 30 minutes. Turn cucumber mixture into … Continue reading Creamy Cucumber Salad

Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad with Mint

Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad with Mint Recipe By:Alison “Refreshing light summer salad.” Ingredients 2 large cucumbers – halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced 1/3 cup red wine vinegar 1 tablespoon white sugar 1 teaspoon salt 3 large tomatoes, seeded and coarsely chopped 2/3 cup coarsely chopped red onion 1/2 cup chopped fresh mint leaves 3 tablespoons olive oil salt and pepper to taste Directions In a large bowl, toss together the cucumbers, vinegar, sugar and salt. Let stand at room temperature for an hour, stirring occasionally. Add tomatoes, onion, mint and oil to cucumbers and toss to blend. Season … Continue reading Tomato, Cucumber and Red Onion Salad with Mint

Marinated Cucumber, Onion, and Tomato Salad

Marinated Cucumber, Onion, and Tomato Salad “This is an easy salad that is perfect for a warm summer day.” Ingredients 1 cup water 1/2 cup distilled white vinegar 1/4 cup vegetable oil 1/4 cup sugar 2 teaspoons salt 1 tablespoon fresh, coarsely ground black pepper 3 cucumbers, peeled and sliced 1/4-inch thick 3 tomatoes, cut into wedges 1 onion, sliced and separated into rings Directions Whisk water, vinegar, oil, sugar, salt, and pepper together in a large bowl until smooth; add cucumbers, tomatoes, and onion and stir to coat. Cover bowl with plastic wrap; refrigerate at least 2 hours. Continue reading Marinated Cucumber, Onion, and Tomato Salad

Dill Gazpacho

Dill Gazpacho Recipe By:Amy “A fresh and mild gazpacho that takes advantage of all that summer has to offer. Super easy too. Garnish with a sprig of fresh dill and serve chilled.” Ingredients 6 medium ripe tomatoes, finely chopped 2 cucumbers, peeled and finely chopped 1 onion, finely chopped 1 green bell pepper, finely chopped jalapeno pepper, seeded and minced 1 large lemon, juiced 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar 2 teaspoons olive oil 1 teaspoon kosher salt 1/2 teaspoon ground black pepper 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill Directions In a large bowl, stir together tomatoes, cucumber, onion, bell pepper, and jalapeno … Continue reading Dill Gazpacho

Yam Taeng (Spicy Cucumber Salad)

Yam Taeng (Spicy Cucumber Salad) Recipe By:wiley “This recipe is based on the same flavors as ‘Som Tam’ (green papaya salad). Packed with flavor; use this salad as a side dish and serve with Thai glutinous rice.” Ingredients 3 cucumbers – peeled, seeded, and grated 3 tablespoons crushed dried shrimp 2/3 pound long beans, sliced thin and mashed 5 cherry tomatoes, halved 5 Thai chilies, sliced thin 1 tablespoon palm sugar 2 tablespoons fish sauce juice of 1 lime, or more to taste 3 tablespoons roasted peanuts, chopped Directions Toss the cucumbers, dried shrimp, beans, and tomatoes together in a … Continue reading Yam Taeng (Spicy Cucumber Salad)

Israeli Salad

Israeli Salad Recipe By:Maslow “Israeli salad can typically be found at the many falafel street stands all over Israel. It is served on its own as a side dish or inside a pita sandwich wrap. This fresh, light, and colorful salad is sure to become a favorite for your family. Chopped tomatoes, cucumbers, onions, and parsley combine with a drizzled dressing of lemon juice, olive oil, garlic, and mint leaves. Goes great in a pita with falafel, hummus, and tahini, but also works as a side dish with any middle eastern, Greek, or even north African food.” Ingredients 6 cucumbers, … Continue reading Israeli Salad

Thai Cucumber Salad

Thai Cucumber Salad “This sweet and tangy summer salad of cucumber, cilantro, and peanuts with just a hint of heat is always a hit at picnics and potlucks since it doesn’t need to be refrigerated and you’re pretty much guaranteed to be the only one bringing this dish!” Ingredients 3 large cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded, and cut into 1/4-inch slices 1 tablespoon salt 1/2 cup white sugar 1/2 cup rice wine vinegar 2 jalapeno peppers, seeded and chopped 1/4 cup chopped cilantro 1/2 cup chopped peanuts Directions Toss the cucumbers with the salt in a colander, and leave in … Continue reading Thai Cucumber Salad

Tzatziki Sauce

Tzatziki Sauce Ingredients 2 English cucumbers 2 (16 ounce) containers sour cream 1 (16 ounce) container Greek yogurt 2 tablespoons minced garlic 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil Directions Peel cucumbers and grate into a colander. Squeeze out excess water. Mix together sour cream, yogurt, garlic, and olive oil in a large bowl. Stir in cucumbers. Chill at least 30 minutes and up to 2 hours before serving. Continue reading Tzatziki Sauce

How to Pickle Without Vinegar

How to Pickle Without Vinegar by Emily Weller Vinegar-free pickles soak in a brine. Related Articles 1 Why Do We Soak Cucumbers in Water Overnight Prior to Pickling? 2 Can I Save Homemade Pickling Juice & Brine? 3 Must You Use Pickling Cucumbers to Make Pickles? 4 What Is the Purpose of Blanching Before Freezing? Although many recipes for homemade pickles call for using vinegar, the traditional method of pickling involves fermenting the vegetables. In fact, a pickle that has simply soaked in vinegar is technically not a pickle at all. Pickling without vinegar allows vegetables to naturally ferment through … Continue reading How to Pickle Without Vinegar

No-vinegar Dill Pickles

No-vinegar Dill Pickles By Jenny Sanders Photo by Jenny Sanders Prep Time: 30 mins Total Time: 1008 hrs 30 mins Serves: 30, Yield: 1 quart About This Recipe “Posted in response to a request for dill pickles made without vinegar. This recipe is per quart; make as many quarts as you like. These are excellent, and very easy to make. The hardest part about making pickles is scrubbing the cucumbers, and I’m not kidding. I prefer fairly small pickling cucumbers, and pay a premium to get them. Dump them in a sink, cover with cold water, then start fishing them out … Continue reading No-vinegar Dill Pickles