Simple Cucumber Salad

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

serves 2

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

  1. Toss all ingredients in a bowl.  Taste and adjust seasonings.
  2. 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!

This cucumber salad could not be easier!

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