Delicious cucumber salad

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Delicious cucumber salad

Spring begins: the season of love, warmth and picnics - and what kind of outdoor recreation does without barbecue and delicious salads from cucumbers? I offer you recipes for such salads: spicy, spicy and extremely fragrant. They are also good as a daily dish: there is nothing tastier than young potatoes with fresh spicy cucumbers. And those who follow the figure can use green fresh cucumber salads as an independent dish.

Ingredients:

  • 0.5 kilograms of cucumbers;
  • 1 head of garlic (preferably young, spring);
  • a small bunch of green dill or parsley;
  • 1 tablespoon of vegetable oil;
  • vinegar essence - a few drops;
  • salt to taste;
  • ground black pepper to taste;
  • chili pepper - optional (for spicy lovers);
  • some sugar (a little pinch).

Delicious cucumber salad. Step by step recipe

  1. For the preparation of the salad, it is better to use small cucumbers (it will look very nice), but if there are none, then it is better to divide large cucumbers into two parts (across). Cut off the tips.
  2. With a special knife for carving, we cut each cucumber into 4-6 parts of a piece (which knife is best used, you can watch the video under the recipe).
  3. We put our cucumber preparations in a deep bowl (I use a plastic one).
  4. With a knife, cut a small bunch of parsley or dill (to your taste) and send it to a bowl of cucumbers.
  5. Grind the head of garlic with a knife (very finely). If you have only the garlic of last year's crop - pass it through a press or grate on a fine grater. We shift in a bowl.
  6. Salt and pepper to taste. Add one tablespoon of vegetable oil (better than sunflower oil), a few drops of vinegar essence, a small pinch of granulated sugar (required - sugar is a natural flavor enhancer). Sprinkle with hot red ground pepper (chili) for more sharpness.
  7. Mix well. Let it brew for 10 minutes. A delicious cucumber salad is ready.

The season of greenhouse cucumbers (the first fresh vitamin cucumbers of spring) begins, so I offer two more options for preparing salads from this vegetable. Each of them is prepared quickly and easily - literally in 5 minutes. Which option to choose - decide for yourself. Piquant cucumber salad.

  • In a saucepan, mix 50 grams of sugar, a teaspoon of salt and 60 milliliters of apple cider vinegar (you can use wine or table 6%). We put the pan on fire, heat until sugar is completely dissolved. Turn off.
  • 700 grams of fresh cucumbers cut into strips.
  • We cut one head of red or white salad onion into thin half rings (you can also take ordinary onion).
  • We put the vegetables in a bowl, add a finely chopped slice of hot pepper. There we send a few twigs of cilantro and mint, previously chopped.
  • Pour all the cooled sauce, mix. Salad is ready to be served.

Fresh cucumber salad with yogurt dressing.

  • 4 short cucumbers cut into half rings. Spread in a salad bowl.
  • The head of red onion is also cut into half rings, sent to the cucumbers.
  • Salt, pepper to taste.
  • For dressing: 1 tablespoon of natural yogurt (can be replaced with low-fat sour cream), mix with 2 tablespoons of olive oil, add 1 chopped garlic clove and dill (cut several branches).
  • Dressing can be served in a gravy boat, or you can add it directly to cucumbers.

Delicious cucumber salads are served with meat dishes: they are ideal for a lamb shoulder, beef steak or pork chop. The time for barbecue and barbecue in nature begins: you must take cucumbers with you as well - a simple salad can easily be built in the field. The site "I love to cook" wishes you a wonderful outdoor recreation and is waiting for new recipes for picnic dishes.

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