Tag: cucumber

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 […]

Smoked Trout and Black Garlic Open-faced Sandwiches

Ingredients: 500 gram loaf European style sliced pumpernickle 1 7-oz container Finlandia Creamy Gourmet Cheese Black Garlic 8 oz smoked trout, cut into 2 inch wide pieces 1/2 English cucumber, sliced thinly 1/2 red onion, halved and sliced thinly 1 7-oz container Finlandia Creamy Gourmet Cheese Black Garlic Directions: Spread […]

Upcycled Crab, Tomato, Cucumber + Mozz Salad

Ingredients: 1/3-1/2 cup leftover blue crab meat (from 3 large crabs) 10 fresh mozzarella pearls 1/2 pint grape tomatoes 1 cucumber, chopped 2-3 tablespoons white wine vinegar 1 tablespoon chopped basil 1 tablespoon fennel fronds sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Toss all ingredients together until thoroughly combined. My […]

Mortadella-Wrapped Asparagus Dandelion Greens Salad

Ingredients: for the salad: 1/4 lb thinly sliced mortadella 1 lb asparagus 4 hard-boiled eggs, sliced 1 bunch red radishes, sliced 1 cucumber, sliced 1 large bunch dandelion greens, chopped 1/4-1/3 cup shaved parmesan or asiago (or a mix) for the dressing: 1/4 cup white wine or cognac vinegar 2-3 […]

Benedictine BTC Sandwiches

Ingredients: for the benedictine: 8 oz brick cream cheese, at room temperature 1 1/2 medium cucumbers, peeled and de-seeded 2 tablespoons onion juice* 1 tablespoon mayonnaise pinch kosher salt pinch cayenne pepper for the sandwich: 8 slices white sandwich bread 3/4 lb thick cut bacon, cooked 8-16 thin slices of […]

Shawarmish

Ingredients: for the marinade: 3/4 cup plain yogurt 1/2 teaspoon allspice (freshly ground if possible) 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon 1/2 teaspoon garlic powder 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt 1/4 teaspoon cayenne 1/2 teaspoon turmeric 1/4 cup diced red onion 1 1/4 lb boneless, skinless chicken thighs, cut into 1-inch cubes for the […]

Spiralized Cucumber Salad

Ingredients: 1 cucumber, spiralized* 2/3 cup matchstick carrots 1 bunch’s worth of green tops of fresh shallots or spring onion, cut into 1/2 inch pieces 1 clove garlic, minced 12 grape tomatoes, quartered juice of 1/2 lemon sea salt freshly ground black pepper Directions: Cut the spiralized cucumber in half. […]

Radish Cucumber Relish

Ingredients: 1 “baby” cucumber, small dice 3 medium-large red radishes, small dice 3 tablespoons small dice onion 1 serrano pepper, minced dressing: 1 1/2 tablespoons lemon juice 1/4 teaspoon ground mustard 1 teaspoon yellow mustard seed sea salt freshly ground pepper Directions: Whisk together the dressing ingredients in a small […]

Steak & Veggie Gorgonzola Pasta Salad

Ingredients: for the steak: 1 1/4 lb flank steak 2 tablespoons chimichurri spice mix 1/4 cup red wine vinegar 1 serrano pepper, minced 1 shallot, diced 1 radish, minced for the salad: 1 lb cooked small pasta (I used cavatappi) 1 bulb fennel, diced 5 red radishes, sliced and quartered […]