Wednesday, January 7, 2009

CUCUMBER-ONION SALAD


This is an easy side dish that we love. Well, I partly love it. I don't eat raw onions, so I just eat the cucumbers from this salad. But, interestingly, the onions flavor the cucumbers when they marinate together, and that part I really like. Sometimes I add coarsely chopped green pepper and/or minced jalapeno pepper, and sometimes I add a teaspoon of honey.
This salad will taste best if you make it ahead and let it marinate a while in the vinegar dressing. There aren't many ingredients, there's no long to do list -- sometimes simple is nice.
Cucumber-Onion Salad
Source: Judy's Kitchen
Rating: 9 out of 10
INGREDIENTS:
1 large cucumber, peeled & sliced
1 small sweet onion, peeled, sliced and slices quartered
1/2 tsp. - 1 tsp. sea salt (to taste)
1/3 cup seasoned rice vinegar
1/4 cup extra-virgin olive oil
Optional additions: 1 tsp. honey
1 cup coarsely chopped green pepper
1 Tbsp. minced serrano or jalapeno pepper
Place all ingredients in medium bowl and toss to combine. Let sit on counter or in fridge for several hours before serving. If placing in fridge, bring to room temperature before serving.

2 comments:

MC said...

Interesting combination. Unfortunately, my boyfriend detests onion - even though I slip it in dishes cooked every now and then. I can't imagine anyone not liking onions!

Katrina said...

My husband LOVES this stuff. Add some tomato, too!
Hey MC, I, too, DETEST onions. I know, sad--not really, but true. I NEVER cook with them. A little onion powder now and then and that's it.
Judy, yep, this is one of my husband's faves! I let him chop the onion and he does it all himself.