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Cucumber and Red Onion Salad - Shared by Angela

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Passing on a quick recipe I tried last night with cucumber, there are lots of them right now...I can't take credit for it but it was tasty.  I did reduce the salt but other than that made as is.
 

Cucumber and Red Onion Salad

 

After much trial and error, we decided that we liked our cucumber best sliced thickly and on a diagonal. This kept it from getting soggy, and was pretty as well. But do that you like best. The longer you chill the more the flavors will meld, but the cucumbers will continue to soften. The cucumber will also release juice because of the salt in the dressing. But it’s no problem. just toss again with all the liquid right before serving.

3 large cucumbers, peeled, seeded, and cut into 1/2 inch pieces on a diagonal.

1/2 to 1 red onion, peeled and thinly sliced

1 teaspoon celery seed

4 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

3 tablespoons white wine vinegar (you could also use lemon juice, champagne vinegar, or apple cider vinegar)

1 teaspoon Dijon style mustard

1 teaspoon sea salt

2-3 garlic cloves, finely minced or put through a garlic press

1-In a medium size bowl combine your cucumber and red onion slices.

2- In a small bowl combine the rest of the ingredients. Pour over cucumber and onion mixture and toss to coat. Chill for a few hours for flavors to meld. Mix right before serving and enjoy.


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