Sometimes it’s tough incorporating vegetables into dinner. You’ve spent all this time preparing and marinating a meat dish and the veggies are just an afterthought. It’s times like those that I make this cucumber salad. Not that cucumbers are the most nutritious vegetable. Sometimes we’ll chop up some cherry tomatoes or slice some red onions into here. But it’s a quick way to add a cool and crunchy side to dinner. Or a quick snack.
Simple Cucumber Salad
2 small seedless cucumbers, sliced
2 scallions, chopped (you can substitute parsley, basil, chives, dill or tarragon) [note: tarragon will impart a much stronger flavor than the other herbs]
1/2 tablespoon rice wine vinegar (you can substitute any other mild vinegar)
Pinch of sugar
Pinch of salt
- Toss all ingredients in a bowl. Taste and adjust seasonings.
- As mentioned in the intro, you can add some cherry tomatoes, cut in half. You can also add some thinly-sliced red onion or some chopped bell pepper.
This cucumber salad could not be easier!