Laid Back Summer

Alright, so it doesn’t seem like much of a laid back summer, but that’s exactly when I like making foods that require little or no heat to produce and taste refreshing. This cucumber salad is something my grandmother and people of her generation with a rural upbringing seemed to commonly make.  It would be served alongside corn on the cob and thick sliced tomatoes from the garden.  I never cared for it as a kid, probably afraid the white stuff meant a milky sauce that would make me sick, but a few years ago Thing 1 had some and loved it and it has been appearing on our table more often than I would have imagined when I was her age. It’s super simple and leftovers are great on a green salad, using the sauce for the salad dressing. Thing 1 likes to put them on her hamburgers, too.

Cucumber Salad

sliced cucumbers
mayonnaise
vinegar (I prefer white rice vinegar but any will do)
salt
pepper

I mix about equal amounts of mayo and vinegar and stir it together until creamy, but not too runny. Toss with sliced cucumbers and season as desired with salt and pepper.

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One Response

  1. Oh yum! What a delicious-looking salad!
    This reminds me of another creamy-cucumber recipe my aunt makes with sour cream, sugar, vinegar, cucumbers, and onions. Cucumbers are lovely!!

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