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One mother making ends meet and surviving today's recession by writing. One family learning to live off the land, cut back on expenses, and to live a simpler and a more self-sufficient lifestyle.

Adopted Motto

"Eat it up,
Wear it out,
Make it do,
Or go without."
~A Pioneer Sampler, by Barbara Greenwood~

Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Fresh Dill and Cucumber Salad with Honey

I found this easy recipe to use my garden fresh cucumbers and fresh dill weed.  It's delicious, natural and healthy.


Fresh Dill and Cucumber Salad
 (From Clean Eating Magazine, July 2012, page 70)

1/4 cup white wine vinegar
1 tsp. raw honey
1 tsp. safflower oil
1 garlic clove, minced
1/4 tsp. sea salt
1/3 cup fresh dill fronds, roughly chopped 
5 to 6 cucumbers, sliced 1/8 inch thick

Whisk vinegar, honey, oil, garlic, and salt.  Stir in dill.   Add cucumber and toss to coat.

Original recipes states to transfer cucumbers to a wide, shallow resealable container, arranging slices in a spiral starting in the center and moving outwards in an expanding circle, overlapping if necessary. Pour any remaining dressing over top, cover and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.  Serve cold.  

Can be made up to 3 days in advance.

Note:  I simply tossed it all in a bowl, and gave the container a shake when I was in the fridge, every now and then. 

My husband and I loved this.  Slowly, I am getting the kids to eat more cucumbers.

4 comments:

nancy said...

That sounds similar to a french cuke salad I make- cukes, white wine vinegar, a little sugar and dill. Great on a hot day!

Candy C. said...

Yum, I love fresh dill! :)

Michelle said...

Just wanted to give everyone a heads up. I am doing another game and giveaway.

More than Survival said...

Thanks for leaving a comment on my blog so that I could hop over to "meet ya"! This dill cucumber salad sounds WONDERFUL!!!!!!!