I’m so ready for winter to be over and the warmer days of spring and the hot days of summer to arrive. Fresh veggies call my name and cucumbers scream the loudest.
This cool, light, refreshing spring/summer salad takes little work to prepare so you can make it in no time at all. It’s easy to throw together for a potluck or grill out. You can eat it right away but it tastes best if you marinate it for a couple of hours. It pairs equally well with all kinds of ‘outdoor’ food like burgers or grilled chicken. You can substitute the onion salt for some red onions if you want to add some color to it.
Honey Cucumber Salad
Makes about 6 to 8 servings
3 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced and halved
1/4 cup honey
1/2 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup water
1/2 tablespoon onion salt
salt, to taste
Place cucumbers in a bowl and sprinkle with salt. Toss and set aside.
In a small mixing bowl, stir together honey, white wine vinegar, water and onion salt. Pour the mixture over the cucumbers and toss. Allow the salad to marinate in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before serving.
To store any leftovers, remove cucumbers from liquid and refrigerate in an air tight container.
Provenance: Adapted from The Honey Feast Recipe Newsletter.