He Gave Me a Cucumber....

Thursday, July 24, 2014

One of the guys I work with lives on a farm and has horses and apparently grows vegetables. Who knew. Anyway, he gave me a cucumber (no, not just me, he brought in a box of them for the office) and like any good foodie I immediately thought hmmm... what fun thing can I make with this? A simple summer salad seemed the way to go so today you are getting the recipe for one of my old standbys. This one pretty much goes with everything and often times you have the ingredients on hand and can throw it together very quickly... BONUS!!! Oh yeah, and its deelish!!!

What you will need:

1/2 a large Red Onion
1/2 a large Cucumber
1 can sweet corn drained
2 Roma Tomatoes
A couple of tablespoons of mayo
Sea Salt & Fresh Cracked Pepper

What to do:

De-seed your tomatoes and cucumber cause it's not good with a whole buncha seeds in your salad. 
Chop all of your fresh veggies to a med. to fine dice so everything is about the size of your corn kernels or so. Mix it all together and add in your mayo, salt and pepper. (I just add in a very small amount at a time, it's really just to hold it all together a little.) I like to let it sit for about 15 minutes but you don't have to... and BOOM... you're done. Eat up!

Literally, you could vary this a million different ways but it's a super fresh, cool, go to summer salad with burgers, chicken, salmon... anything you might want to throw on the grill would be great with this. And if you don't like mayo, EVOO and a nice light white or red wine vinegar would work too. I made it with some blue cheese burgers and a little sea-breeze cocktail last night. Hope you like!

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  1. oh yuummm I know what I'm doing with my cucumbers now!

  2. Sounds oh so tasty . . . I love a summer salad!!! And I thought your title was catchy too! :)

  3. Hahahahaha I read that title and I had to find out where you were going with that ;-)

  4. i wish i could grow my own veggies!! i raid my FIL's garden every weekend :)

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  5. Looks good! I make something similar with a little sour cream too.