Tag: cucumber

Midsummer Orzo Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/4 cup (dry) orzo 2 ears’ worth corn kernels 1 1/2 cup halved cherry tomatoes 2 “baby” cucumbers, sliced into half-moons 3 tablespoons minced dill 1/4 cup chopped Italian parsley 1/3 cup pitted kalamata olives 4 oz baby arugula, coarsely chopped 4 oz crumbled feta 3 tablespoons sherry […]

Umami Lovers Salad

Ingredients: 4 oz smoked salmon, cut into bite-sized pieces 8 oz watercress 2 roasted beets, sliced 2 6 1/2 minute eggs, halved 3/4 lb thin asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces 1 pint mixed cherry tomatoes, halved 2 “baby” cucumbers, sliced into coins dressing: 3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 2 tablespoons […]

Lemon-Ginger Tea Quick Pickles

Ingredients: 3 “baby” cucumbers, sliced into 1/4 inch coins 2 1/4-inch thick lemon slices, halved 1/4 small red onion, sliced into thin half-moons 1 bay leaf 1/2 teaspoon yellow mustard seeds 1/4 teaspoon caraway seeds 2 bags Stash Tea Lemon Ginger Herbal Tea, divided use 1/4 cup kosher salt 1/2 […]

Sesame-Feta Chicken Salad

Ingredients: 2 cups cubed cooked chicken breast handful Italian parsley, chopped 1 “baby” cucumber, diced 1/2 small red onion, diced 3 oz crumbled feta (tomato basil flavored if possible) 1 tablespoon nonpareil capers 2 teaspoons tahini 3-4 tablespoons mayonnaise salt freshly ground black pepper zest of one lemon Directions: Place […]

Backyard Garden Salad with Burrata

Ingredients: 2 zucchini, spiralized into ribbons* 1 “baby” cucumber, spiralized into thin “noodles” 4 red radish, sliced 2 medium tomatoes, cut into bite-sized pieces (I used Black Krim tomatoes from my garden) 2 balls burrata 1 spring onion bulb, cut into half moons Himalayan sea salt (or regular) balsamic vinegar […]

Mediterranean Beet Salad

Ingredients: 10 oz cooked beets*, diced 2 “baby” cucumbers, diced 3 oz crumbled feta 1/4 cup chopped parsley 1 bulb spring onion, cut into half moons for the dressing: juice of  1/2 lemon 3 tablespoon red wine vinegar 2 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil sea salt freshly ground black pepper […]

Dill Sun-dried Tomato Kofta Sandwiches

Ingredients: for the kofta: 1 lb 93% lean ground beef 3 tablespoons minced dill 1/4 cup sun-dried tomatoes (dry, not packed in oil), minced 1/2 small onions, minced salt freshly ground black pepper tzatziki: 3/4 cup Greek yogurt 1/3 cup thinly sliced, seeded cucumber 1 tablespoon minced dill salt freshly […]

Spicy Kohl Slaw

Ingredients: 2 medium-large bulbs kohlrabi, cut into matchsticks 1 baby cucumber, spiralized 1 baby yellow squash, spiralized 1 baby zucchini, spiralized 1/4 cup rice vinegar 2-3 tablespoons shichimi togarashi sea salt Directions: Place all ingredients in a medium bowl, toss to evenly distribute all ingredients. Refrigerate at least 1 hour […]

Ham & Spring Vegetable Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 1 1/2 cups cubed ham 1/2 lb asparagus, cut into bite-sized pieces 12 oz small pasta, cooked and cooled 1 cup fresh or frozen peas* 1/2 red onion, diced 1 baby cucumber, diced 1 (loose) cup baby arugula dressing: 1 teaspoon paprika 1/4-1/2 teaspoon celery seed 1/4 cup mayonnaise […]

Vaguely Mediterranean Shrimp Pasta Salad

Ingredients: 2 lb freshly steamed, peeled shrimp, halved 1 carrot, diced 1/4 cup halved Kalamata olives 1 seedless cucumber, diced 1 stalk celery, diced 1/4 cup diced red onion 1/4 cup crumbled feta 10 oz cooked, small pasta for the dressing: 1/4 cup mayonnaise 2 tablespoons red wine vinegar salt […]