I’m a bad blog mommy. As soon as things get hectic, I drop the blog baby and tend to the others, who are more likely to kick and scream. I’m sorry, baby. But there’s just a lot going on right now. Henning is back from Germany and I’m leading some younger graduate students in a qualifying exam prep session and I’m still trying to write a thesis. I’m cooking easy, tasty dishes that can be whipped up in an instant. I’ve got one of my favorites to share with you.
Yeah, I know. Just some cucumbers? Yes, and no. This simple cucumber salad is a favorite summertime snack of mine, even more so this summer since I’m growing cucumbers in my garden. The difference between storebought and homegrown veggies is really quite amazing. I mean, I always knew this somehow, but this summer has really shown me. The difference between zucchini picked fresh from my garden and even that bought at the farmer’s market is tremendous. But I digress.
This simple salad is nothing more than slices of cucumber, a splash of mild vinegar, and a pinch each of salt and sugar. It’s simple, cooling, refreshing, and delicious, especially with homegrown cucumbers.
Simple Cucumber Salad
one medium cucumber, peeled and seeded if you like
a splash of mild vinegar, such as white wine or rice wine
a pinch of sugar
a pinch of salt
Slice the cucumber thinly (I use a mandoline-like plastic and ceramic slicer). Toss with remaining ingredients and serve immediately.