Shaved Cucumber Salad

Sometimes you just need to vary the way you cut a vegetable to give it a whole new presentation and completely change the look of a familiar dish, like regular cucumber salad.  Instead of slicing down on a fresh cucumber I used a peeler to shave along its length to form ribbons.

I suggest you serve your salad immediately, so the cucumber doesn’t lose its “crispness”… is that a word?   Also, toss it with your favorite dressing when you’re ready to eat.   My favorite dressing to use with cucumbers is a basic yogurt mixture, you’ll find the recipe below.

Helga

Shaved Cucumber Salad

Shaved Cucumber Salad

Adapted from Everyday Food
Serves 4

Ingredients:
2 cucumbers
Salt and pepper to taste

Procedure:

  1. With a vegetable peeler shave broad ribbons of cucumbers along is sides, stopping when you reach the center where the seeds are.
  2. Reserve the center of the cucumber, you will use it for your salad dressing.
  3. Place ribbons on a platter or serving dish and set aside

For the Yogurt Dressing

1 cup plain yogurt
1 tablespoon finely chopped onion
1 tablespoon fresh lime juice
Coarse salt and ground pepper
2 tablespoons fresh cilantro
center of a shaved cucumber

Procedure for Yogurt Sauce:

  1. Using your blender, mix yogurt, cucumber center, onion, cilantro and lime juice. Season with salt and pepper.
  2. Blend until smooth.
  3. Serve immediately or refrigerate, covered, up to 1 hour, to allow flavors to come together.
  4. Use it to toss with your shaved cucumbers.

Shaved Cucumber Salad

Shaved Cucumber Salad

Shaved Cucumber Salad

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