Simple Cucumber Salad

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I love cucumbers on a hot day – they seem to have a tremendous cooling effect!  I’ve made this salad twice in the past 3 days, and it’s always enjoyable to eat and quick to make.  Start with some cucumbers.  I used 3 small ones.cucumbers

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Using a peeler to take off the skin.

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Cut into small cubes (well, almost cubes).  I slice the cucumbers into half-inch thick slices and then quarter each slice.  Place into a salad bowl and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt on them (add more if you like it saltier).Cubed_cucumbers

Then take a head of garlic (around 10-15 cloves). Peel and cut off the stubbly end.garlic

Mince the garlic and add to the cucumber cubes.garlic_on_cucumber_salad

Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and mix well.

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I’ve made this as a side dish to accompany grilled sausages and burgers and also as a simple afternoon snack.  I enjoyed it with some watermelon feta salad here.

cucumber_salad3NOTE: For a more Asian flavor to this dish, use sesame oil instead of olive oil (read this article for why sesame oil is paleo).

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Simple Cucumber Salad
 
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Serves: Approx 8 cups
Ingredients
  • 3 small cucumbers (or 2 large cucumbers), peeled
  • 12 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil
Instructions
  1. Cube the cucumbers.
  2. Mince the garlic.
  3. Mix the cucumbers, garlic, salt, and olive oil together.
  4. Best served chilled.

 

Simple Cucumber Salad
 
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Recipe type: Salad
Cuisine: America
Serves: Approx 8 cups
Ingredients
  • 3 small cucumbers (or 2 large cucumbers), peeled
  • 12 cloves garlic, minced
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 tablespoons olive oil (or sesame oil)
Instructions
  1. Cube the cucumbers.
  2. Mince the garlic.
  3. Mix the cucumbers, garlic, salt, and olive oil together.
  4. Best served chilled.

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