Wednesday, August 10, 2011

creamy cucumber salad.

It is cucumber season and in addition to pickles and marinated cucumbers and tadziki and cucumber soup I love cucumbers this way. Creamy and tangy with a nice dressing. This recipe is my tweaked version of a Martha recipe.

4 or 5 medium sized cucumbers, peeled and sliced
1/2 cup creme fraiche or sour cream
Juice of 1/2 a lemon
2+ tablespoons chopped fresh dill
1 small white onion, halved and finely sliced
1 tsp crushed dill seeds (optional)
1 tsp dehydrated garlic (crushed), or garlic powder
1 tsp dehydrated onion (crushed), or onion powder
Sea salt & freshly ground pepper to taste

In a bowl combine the sour cream, lemon juice, herbs and spices and stir to combine. Add the cucumbers and mix well until all cucumbers coated. You can serve immediately, but it tastes even better if you refrigerate for a few hours before serving.

Cucumbers:: Cucumbers are a great source of vitamin A and C as well as potassium, manganese, folate, dietary fiber and magnesium. They also contain the mineral...silica!

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