Cucumber Salad

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Yep, I'm guilty as charged!  I was inspired on this one by pinterest…but that's bound to happen every once and a while right?  Sigh.  I mean there are just sooooo many things out there that eventually there's gonna be overlap.  I saw this recipe and I'm like this would be so perfect for a side for our diet "reset."  So, I just couldn't resist.

Not to worry though, I did mix it up a bit and added some of my own ideas into it as well.  I also found this beautiful big ceramic artsy bowl on clearance at target and just couldn't resist showing it off!  All I was missing, I realized as I was preparing the dish, was some beautiful wooden or bamboo salad spoons.  But with some quick thinking by Adam, I found a bamboo spatchula that I threw in there  - - no one will notice the difference ;).

  • 2 cucumbers (I used 4 because for some reason mine where mini cucumbers)
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • 2 tbsp cilantro
  • 1/4 tsp crushed red pepper seasoning
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • pepper to taste
  • 2 tbsp fresh lime juice (1 lime)
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 1/2 tbsp pine nuts
  1. Finely slice the cucumbers and add to a medium sized dish.  I have this nifty single blade side on my cheese grater that's probably raised 1/16" off of the surface that makes this job take 2 min.  I highly recommend one, especially if you like to make your own vegetable chips as well!
  2. Finely dice the garlic cloves and parsley and add to the cucumbers.
  3. Drizzle the lime juice and olive oil over the cucumbers.
  4. Add seasonings and pine nuts.
  5. Stir until the cucumbers are well coated.
  6. Serve chilled.  We ate it right away but it could be left to marinate for a little while as well for  more pop of flavor within the cucumbers.
  7. Enjoy!! :)

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