Wednesday, July 7, 2010
Cool Cucumber Chains
I have to convince myself to like cucumbers. This does the trick for me! I get to play with my food. I know cucumbers are super summer food--especially good as sides with heavier meats. This technique, not really a recipe, comes from my Laptop Lunches recipe book. I thought it was fun, and encourages me to enjoy my cukes. Low carb. Low cal.
1 teaspoon vinaigrette dressing or vinegar
herbal seasoning to taste
Peel the skin from a cucumber if desired. Cut the cucumber into 3 inch chunks. Remove the inner seeds. Slice into 1/4-1/3 inch rings. Cut through the ring of half of the slices. Assemble a chain. Season with vinaigrette and herbs. Let marinate for half an hour or more and serve chilled if possible.
I like sweetened vinaigrettes, so my recipe is just a little sweet. You can use whatever appeals to your tastebuds. These are good with dill as well, but I was out today. These are going into my lunchbox for my afternoon curriculum planning session. Stay cool as a cucumber!