Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Summer Cucumber Salad

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Don't you love the fresh veggies that keep coming out of the garden? They just don't stop. If you don't have a garden, walk through your local farmer's market where you can get fresh veggies for a couple bucks. Can't beat it. 

We have been living off of the farmer's market and garden veggies this summer more than ever. Something about the hot summer weather makes you want to eat light and fresh. 

One of the Mr.'s favorite summer recipes is cucumber salad. It's a recipe I grew up watching the grown ups eat, but now that I'm an adult I love it too. One of my favorite things about this recipe is that it gets better with time. It's actually better the next day or the day after that. That means you can make a whole bunch and munch on it for a few days.

Summer Cucumber Salad

2-3 cucumbers, sliced thin
2 generous tablespoons mayonnaise
salt+ pepper

In a small bowl whisk together mayo and vinegar. Use enough vinegar to make a liquid consistency that can be poured. Salt the sauce generously. 

Taste the sauce to determine how much sugar should be added to cut the vinegar. Add a pinch of sugar at a time. Once you are happy with the taste add pepper for extra flavor. Add the sliced cucumbers and give it a toss. 

Refrigerate until ready to be served.

The sauce should be tart, but not over powering. This recipe will vary depending on personal preference.

This salad is delicious by itself or served with a summer meal right off the grill.


Has anyone else grown up with this recipe? Is it just a Wisconsin thing?


  1. Haha...this might be a Wisconsin thing, but it sounds delist! Almost like taziki sauce. Except mayo instead of yogurt.

  2. This looks DELICIOUS!!! I love cucumbers! They are just so refreshing!


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