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Cucumber salad

Persian cucumbers make a perfect summer salad or a light lunch when paired with bread and cheese.

Sunset JULY 2005

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Ingredients

  • 6 Persian cucumbers (1 lb. total)
  • 1 chopped hard-cooked egg
  • 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice
  • 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • salt
  • pepper
  • 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves

Preparation

Coarsely chop 6 Persian cucumbers (1 lb. total) into 1/2-inch chunks; place in a serving bowl. With a rubber spatula, press 1 chopped hard-cooked egg through a wire sieve onto cucumbers (or dice egg finely). Whisk together 1 tablespoon Dijon mustard and 1 teaspoon lemon juice, whisk in 3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil until thick, add salt and pepper to taste, and drizzle over salad. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chopped fresh tarragon leaves.

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