Monday, August 17, 2009
Cleansing Cucumber Salad
Arriving home from camping late last night, Wright and I were exhausted. Full of smores and smelling of the woods, we needed a refreshing, easy snack almost as much as we needed a shower. Without much in the way of leftovers, and without the energy for any real cooking, I quickly pulled together a cucumber salad (with cukes leftover from the CSA) that was restorative and delicious. While not the most filling of meals, it was perfect for a quick cleansing after a weekend of cooking over an open fire.
For an individual salad, take one cucumber and slice it into bite-size pieces. Mine was rather skinny, but large ones may need to be cut in half. Toss in a small spoonful of plain yogurt, just to cover the slices. Chop up a few leaves of basil and a small amount of chives and stir in, along with the zest of 1/4 lemon. Add a pinch of salt and fresh ground pepper and enjoy.