|Crunchy Ginger-Pickled Cucumbers|
What can you say about cucumbers? Not much! But, that’s what’s going on at French Fridays this week! When I saw this weeks recipe, I was a bit hesitant! However, I love cucumbers! My grandmother used to make a salad with sliced cucumbers, that had a similar dressing! This recipe is definitely one of the easiest we’ve made! Peel a seedless cucumber, quarter it lengthwise, then slice it into 1 inch chunks. Sprinkle with a ½ teaspoon of salt, let rest 10 minutes…drain. Then make a dressing of white vinegar, sugar, fresh ginger and a pinch of red pepper flakes. Mix this dressing into the cucumbers. Chill at least 2 hours or overnight! To serve, add some minced herbs…I chose parsley!
My conclusion…I loved them! They were crunchy and fresh tasting! I could not stop eating them. They had just a bit of a bite, due to the red pepper flakes. They were a great addition to my dinner, which happened to be a hamburger! My husband though, not so much! Oh well, more for me!
My garden cucumbers are starting to come in, and I’m always looking for a variety of ways to use them. This salad is a keeper! Happy Friday Everyone!!
|Minced ginger added|
|A perfect summer salad|
|Just enough for me!|
You can find this recipe in Dorie Greenspans cookbook “Around My French Table” or here where it appeared in Parade Magazine. To see what other Doristas are doing…check it out here!