Marinated Cucumber Salad

You can serve this salad on its own or with grilled chicken or fish. Prep Time: 15 minutes.

Yield: Makes 4 servings
Recipe from Sunset

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Nutritional Information

Amount per serving
  • Calories: 62
  • Calories from fat: 7%
  • Protein: 2g
  • Fat: 0.5g
  • Saturated fat: 0.3g
  • Carbohydrate: 13g
  • Fiber: 0.9g
  • Sodium: 22mg
  • Cholesterol: 1.7mg

Ingredients

  • 1 cucumber, seeded and finely chopped
  • 1/2 cup plain yogurt
  • 2 tablespoons rice vinegar
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 teaspoons minced fresh mint
  • 1/8 teaspoon cayenne
  • Salt and pepper to taste
  • Fresh mint sprigs

Preparation

  1. In a medium bowl, combine cucumber, yogurt, rice vinegar, honey, mint, cayenne, and salt and pepper to taste. Garnish with additional mint sprigs.
  2. Nutritional analysis is per serving.
  3. Chef Harland's salad tips:
  4. Buy fresh. Inspect the lettuce for browning, wilting, dried spots, or other signs of age. You want leaves to be bright, crisp, and moist.
  5. Dry the leaves. Water wilts greens and dilutes dressing. A toss with a few paper towels picks up the moisture left by most salad spinners.
  6. Match greens with the right dressing. Butter lettuce and tender spring greens are best when gently coated with a lightly acidic dressing. Heavier greens can stand up to big flavors and stronger acids.
  7. Make it bite-size. Cut all your ingredients roughly the same size. This makes the salad easier to eat and keeps attention on the flavor.
  8. Let the flavors mix. When making a dressing, let the acid (vinegar, lemon juice) absorb the seasonings (garlic, shallot, spices, herbs) for at least 15 minutes before adding the oil.
  9. Check seasoning. Dip a leaf of lettuce into the dressing; it'll give you a more accurate taste than sampling with a spoon.
  10. Toss with your hands. No other tool is as gentle or gives you as much control.
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