23 July 2013

cucumber crunch

We planted two cucumber vines in our backyard (where, by the way, the veggies are doing better than the flowers. Next year we're turning most of it into a vegetable garden!) and they are as prolific as usual, which is to say that I have more cukes than I know what to do with-- one of summer's more pleasant problems.

Therefore a salad.


Creamy Cucumber Salad

2 fresh cucumbers, scrubbed and sliced thinly
red onion, sliced thinly (as much or as little as you like)
1/2 cup sour cream
2 teaspoons apple cider vinegar
2 tablespoons fresh snipped herbs*
salt and pepper to taste

1) Toss the cucumber and onion together in a mixing bowl.
2) Whisk together remaining ingredients and pour over vegetables. Stir to coat.
3) Refrigerate for 6-8 hours and serve chilled.

*You're supposed to use dill, but my dill plant is not thrilled with life at the moment. So I used mostly basil and tarragon.

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