Monday, July 16, 2012

Half-Assed Recipe From the Garden: Cucumber Salad

One of Hugh's favorite things to eat in the world is creamy cucumber salad. In fact, his love of the cucumber salad is the only reason that cucumbers get planted in my garden since I am not really a fan of the vegetable, in fact; I hates it.

So, what grows the best in my garden? Cucumbers, because of course they do.

Anyway, here is a half-assed attempt to present how I make Hugh's favorite salad. It's half-assed because I forgot to photograph an optional ingredient (onion) and a few crucial steps (Like, all of them). As well as, you know, the finished product. But! Here we go, anyway.

Hugh's Favorite Creamy Cucumber Salad

1 cup mayo
1/4 cup sugar
4 tsp. vinegar
1 TBSP dill
1/4 tsp seasoned salt
5 large cucumbers
1 small onion (not pictured, see above: HALF-ASSED)

In a medium bowl, stir together mayo, sugar, vinegar, dill and seasoned salt. Slice cucumbers and onion very, very thinly, preferably with a mandolin.

What? You don't have a mandolin? Get one. Trust me, your kitchen needs one.

Stir cucumbers and onion into dill mixture, cover and refrigerate until flavors meld. I have no idea how long that takes because Hugh never lets it sit long enough to find out. That's why it's his favorite and why I earn the Good Wife award every time I make it. Unfortunately, the Good Wife award in no way, shape or form translates into new shoes.


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