# 1 Dilly Cucumber Salad
This first salad takes me back to my childhood. My parents grew fields of cucumbers to ship to a pickling company. The cucumbers had a be a certain size to meet the standards for pickles, so maybe that's why I remember eating a lot of cucumbers as a kid. Funny, I never got tired of them!
Mom used to make an even simpler version of this salad....just sliced cucumbers and vinegar. Sometimes we put it on bread for a tangy cucumber sandwich.
Be warned, this salad has a bite to it! Sugar can be added to tone it down.
Notice my vintage Pyrex bowl? I'm not sure if that bowl belonged to my mom or my mother in law, but somehow I ended up with it! I looked it up, and apparently it's worth $33...who knew? Now I'm not going to want to use it!
Anyway...back to the salad....peel and slice the cucumbers, and chop the green onion...add more or less to suit your taste.
Add a teaspoon of dried dill, and salt and pepper, and toss. Let it chill for an hour or so, and serve.
# 2 Dill & Chives Cucumber Salad
This is similar to another childhood favorite, except that Mom used a dressing made from mayo and sugar. This version uses sour cream.
Mix up the sour cream, vinegar, sugar, dill and chives
Peel and slice the cucumbers.
Slice the onion in thin slices.
Toss the veggies in the dressing, chill, and serve.
# 3 Cucumber, Tomato & Feta Salad
This is my try at a Greek salad, and it turned out pretty tasty...if I do say so myself!
Here's everything you need. Most recipes use red onions, but I used what I had on hand.
I chopped the veggies a little bigger than I do for my
Middle Eastern Salad (# 4 below) and don't peel the cucumbers for this one.
Cucumber, tomato and onion, ready for salad
I mix the veggies, black olives, oregano, salt & pepper
and toss with the oil and lemon juice dressing.
(recipe should be 4 tbsps, not tsp)
(I use fresh squeezed lemon juice).
I add the feta just before serving.
And here it is.
This recipe can be found HERE.