Hothouse Cucumber Salad with Dill

Hothouse Cucumber Salad with Dill | neurotic baker
Hothouse Cucumber Salad with Dill | neurotic baker
Hothouse Cucumber Salad with Dill | neurotic baker

A few weeks ago, I stopped by Au Bon Pain for a little nosh on my way back to the office.  My eyes were drawn to the “bento” style box of hummus, cucumber,almond/cashew mix, and grapes.  It’s was perfect and surprisingly filling, but a little pricey for a daily habit.  So I decided to make my own and keep it in the fridge at work.  I bought a couple of hothouse cucumbers and sliced a little in the morning before leaving for work.  Well the other week, I forgot to take my cucumber to work and didn’t notice until I looked in my fridge and only saw a container of hummus.  By the end of the week, I was left with one-half eaten cucumbers and didn’t want them to go bad since I wasn’t going to the office the following week.  So what was a girl to do?  Make a hothouse cucumber salad with dill!

It was a total eureka moment.  I love cucumber salads but never thought of making one on my own, until now.  I was shocked at how easy and simple it was to prepare and it was by far the most refreshing salad I’ve had in a while.  It’s the perfect food for a hot day.  Well a hot week.  I think the recipe only took about 10 minutes to prepare and uses very few ingredients.  It’s usually served as a side dish, but I ate the entire bowl by myself!

Hothouse Cucumber Salad with Dill

  • ¼ cup rice wine vinegar
  • 1-2 teaspoons sugar ((two if you like it a little sweet))
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large hothouse cucumbers (, sliced thin (or your favorite cucumber))
  • ¼ red onion (, thinly sliced)
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh dill ((dried is fine too!))
  1. In a small jar, or bowl combine the vinegar, sugar and salt and shake vigorously until the sugar and salt have dissolved. In a large bowl, pour in the vinegar mixture. Toss in the cucumbers, red onions, and fresh dill. Cover and chill for at least 15 minutes.

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