When the weather heats up, I crave fresh veggies and food from the grill.
I had a few cucumbers and was trying to figure out what to do with them and found an old recipe I wanted to try for Cucumber Salad. I made a few "adjustments" (plain Greek yogurt instead of sour cream, powdered garlic instead of fresh). Don't GASP at me! I love fresh garlic, but I think it is better to use dried in this recipe because it gives a more even flavor without biting into a piece of raw garlic (which sticks with you for a while).
This recipe turned out so well, that I decided to just have this for dinner. It made for a very light and refreshing dinner. (ok....I had a piece of bread with it too....and a glass of wine). cheers!
Old Fashioned Cucumber and Red Onion Salad
3-4 Hot House Cucumbers sliced paper thin (if you use regular cucumbers, be sure to skin them first and scoop out the seeds with a spoon....I like the hothouse because you can just slice them up, skin and all!)
1/4 - 1/2 red onion (depending on how much onion you want) sliced paper thin
1 C plain greek yogurt
2 TBL olive oil
1 tsp white wine vinegar
1 tsp salt
1/4 tsp freshly ground black pepper
1/2 tsp sugar
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1 TBL fresh chopped dill (you can also use dried)
Thinly slice cucumbers and onion into a medium bowl. (I use a very inexpensive OXO mandolin).
In a separate bowl, mix together the dressing ingredients, and pour over cucumber and onion slices. Serve immediately.