Refreshing Cucumber Salad

Sunshine, temperatures in the 80’s and a nice breeze in the air…would you think I’m actually talking about Ohio? This week’s weather has been quite Summer like and I’ll tell you, I’m a fan! This time last year was a different story; I remember well, because for the second year in a row my husband is preparing to run in the tough mudder event! Are you familiar with this challenge? It’s an 11 mile course filled with obstacles…and mud! I think it’s a tad crazy, but I’m very impressed with the accomplishment he has made completing the race! Last year it was around 50 degrees and cloudy making those obstacles involving water nearly unbearable. With 80 degree weather this year, I think he’ll be welcoming the opportunity to run or jump in water! How is this related to cucumber salad? It’s so easy to get off track! 🙂

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So, the warm and sunny weather has continued to inspire me to make Summer food dishes and when it’s that warm outside I crave anything cold and refreshing! This cucumber salad is so easy, can be made a number of different ways and makes a perfect side dish to your lunch or dinner! It can even stand alone as an afternoon snack! I’m listing a few ingredient options in the recipe below for you to decide what sounds best and create your own salad! Please share your creations with me; I’d love to know how you make your favorite cucumber salad! Enjoy and please cross your fingers that this nice weather sticks around in the ever climate-changing Ohio! 🙂

Cucumber Salad

Ingredients:

  • 2 large organic cucumbers
  • 1/2 organic yellow onion or red onion
  • 2-3 organic tomatoes

    {For the dressing}

  • 3 Tbsp white wine vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1 tsp oregano or dill
  • 1/8 tsp salt

Instructions:

  1. Make the dressing by adding all ingredients to a small bowl and whisking to combine.
  2. Rinse and dry cucumbers and tomatoes and peel and rinse onion.
  3. Slice all vegetables and place in a large mixing bowl. Add the dressing and toss to coat evenly.
  4. Refrigerate for at least one hour to let the flavors combine. Serve as a side to your favorite grilled lunches and dinners!

As always, thanks for reading!!

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