Wednesday, August 23, 2017

{Recipe} Cucumber-Citrus Salad

Here's a light and refreshing salad that is perfect for a summer pot luck but you can make it any time of the year.
 Ingredients:
  • 1 large English cucumber
  • 3 navel oranges (and zest of one)
  • 2 TBS red wine vinegar
  • 1/2 shallot or 1/4 cup thinly sliced red onion (I used red onion)
  • 1/4 cup fresh basil (I used the squeeze tube)
  • salt and pepper

 To prepare:
Slice the cucumber in half length wise, remove seeds (optional) and slice the halves into thin half moons.  Add them to a large bowl.
 Zest one orange and add the zest to the bowl.
 Segment the oranges by slicing off the two ends of the orange so it sits flat, carefully slice off the peel all the way around the oranges.  Remove segments by holding peeled orange over bowl and carefully cutting the membranes of each section to allow the section to fall out (into the bowl).  Squeeze remaining membrane over the bowl to get as much juice out of it as possible.  Discard membrane.
 Add 2 tablespoons of red wine vinegar.
 Add basil(I did a few squirts of the stir-in paste), 1/4 tsp salt and black pepper to taste.
 Stir to combine all of the ingredients.  If you are not serving immediately, toss again at serving time. It gets more flavorful the longer it sits.
Tip: I would have used an additional cucumber to soak up some of the dressing and bulk up the salad. Pin It

7 comments:

Tamar SB said...

Oh yum!!

Clairejustine oxox said...

I've have never tried cucumber and orange before. It looks so yummy Heather :)

Anna of Mutton Style and Years said...

Looks good but I thought you were blog resting 😊

Carla from The River said...

I have eaten many cucumber salads, but nothing like this. I am pinning! Thank you!
Carla

Jessica @ Barefoot by the Sea said...

I'm way behind here! I feel bad! I'm back now! This salad looks delicious and just when I'm tiring of my usual stuff. I will make this next week!

Dawn Gross said...

Mmmm!!! That sounds delicious!!!

Ida said...

Sounds good but I'm not a huge fan of Basil.

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