Monday, July 21, 2008

Cucumber Salad with a Homemade Italian Seasoned Dressing



We're in the middle of our third heat wave of the summer and I can't take it anymore!!! Of course I still cook as much as ever, but the A/C is really getting a workout. So last night I decided to make a cool, crisp, and refreshing summer salad to go with the chicken parm.


Ingredients


  • 3 cucumbers, quartered lengthwise and then chopped
  • 1/4 of a large red onion, chopped or sliced (Next time I'll use my mandolin for super fine slices)
  • 3 tbsp olive oil
  • 2 tbsp red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 tsp dry oregano
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • Dash of black pepper
  • 1 tbsp fresh parsley, finely chopped

Mix olive oil, vinegar, oregano, salt, and pepper.

Pour over the cucumbers and onions and mix well.

Chill at least 2-3 hours before serving.

I don't make too many salads but this is one I'd make again. The dressing was the perfect complement to the cucumbers, and I loved the Italian seasonings in it.

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1 comment:

Patsyk said...

That salad sounds so refreshing! With the farmer's markets in full swing here, I'm sure I'll have the ingredients to make it on hand regularly this summer.