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5.9.13

Cucumber Salad: Red Onion & Dill #Foodie Friday

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Cucumber Salad: Red Onion & Dill: Simple Living and Eating


On our way up to the Adirondack Mountains the farm stands are still bursting with cucumbers. I have been experiment this summer with different cucumber salad recipes and I find this one to be my favorite. I hope you enjoy it too.


Cucumber Salad: Red Onion & Dill

by Diane Balch
simplelivingeating.com

preparation time: 10 minutes                      Serves: 4


Ingredients:

3 medium size cucumbers peeled and chopped
2 tablespoons of minced red onion
1 tablespoon of minced fresh dill
1 tablespoon of white vinegar
1 tablespoon of lemon juice
1 tablespoon of sugar
1 to 2 teaspoons of salt and ground pepper to taste


Directions:

1) Whisk vinegar, lemon juice, sugar, salt and pepper together. Set aside.

2) Peel and chop cucumbers, add dill and onion. 

3) Toss with dressing. Serve immediately or chill for up to 2 hours. 





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26 comments:

  1. Thanks for the party, Diane! Have a blessed weekend :)

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  2. Diane,
    Thanks for hosting the party. My hubby would love your salad! Hope you had a lovely vacation.
    Annamaria

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    1. It was wonderful to be up in the mountains. Thanks.. great to see you here Annamaria.

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  3. Thanks for another awesome party Diane. Have a wonderful weekend! :)

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    1. You too Lisa, it wouldn't be a party without you.

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  4. Your salad looks simply delicious! I always enjoy dill and cucumber together and it looks so pretty with the red onion too. This week I've shared a Peach, Proscuitto and Parmesan Salad. Thank you for hosting, Diane.

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    1. Wow, your salad sounds really amazing April... can't wait to check it out.

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  5. Your salad looks simple and delicious Diane. There's something magical about cucumbers and dill. Thanks for hosting each week and I hope you have a lovely weekend.
    Sam

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    1. Yes, dill and cucumber are a perfect match... I really liked this oil free dressing too. It seems to bring out the brightness of the cucumbers. I hope you get to try it.

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  6. I love a refreshing salad like anything with cucumber. Looks simple and delicious. We visited the Adirondacks for the first time this summer . So beautiful..

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    1. My husband grew up going to the Adirondacks every summer. He calls it, "God's country." It is awesome to behold.

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  7. Happy Friday Diane! I love the refreshing salad - today I brought a lemon caprese salad and a decadent cake. Have a great weekend!

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  8. This sounds delicious! I grew up eating fresh cucumbers in vinegar (and my grandma always added a little sugar), and I always add dill to mine. I bet the addition of red onions would be even better!

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    1. The red onion balances the sweetness. Sounds like you would like this recipe.

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  9. Oh mercy - I just love anything with red onion in it! Looks fab!
    Thank you for hosting. :-)
    ~Stacy @ Stacy Makes Cents

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    1. Thanks so much Stacy... I'm a big red onion fan too.

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  10. Thank you for hosting the party Stacy! Have a great weekend!

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    1. You are very welcome thanks for stopping by.

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  11. Thank you so much Diana for your wishes and for the features!
    ♥♥♥
    We had 2-day of holiday + Shabbath so I've just seen it
    Thanks!!

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    1. I hope your wonderful cake rings in a sweet New Year and I pray for peace in your part of the world.

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  12. Thank yo for the party, Diane! I like the idea of using dill in a cucumber salad. Will have to try it!

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    1. It is a refreshing combination. I'm guessing it is still pretty warm in your neck of the woods?

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  13. Diane, back again to say thanks for linking up to MM. I love salads that have fresh ingredients. Have a good week!

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  14. Diane,
    Your Cucumber,red onion and dill is one of my favorite salad combinations. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a great weekend!
    Come Back Soon,
    Miz Helen

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