Let’s Eat | Cucumber Salad

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cucumbers, salad, avocado, lemon, olives, summer, food, recipe, foodfashionandfun, lifestyle blog, food blog

cucumbers, salad, avocado, lemon, olives, summer, food, recipe, foodfashionandfun, lifestyle blog, food blog

Avocados were completely foreign to me until I moved to California. I seriously had never seen let alone tasted an avocado until about 15 years ago. It’s shocking to hear because avocados are everywhere now. They literally grow on trees in people’s back yards in Southern California. I consumed large amounts of guacamole back in the day because it was my first taste of avocado. I quickly learned that avocado goes in a lot of different dishes. I came up with this recipe as a way to get out of cooking and use up a lot of ripe cucumbers and avocados. Fresh cucumbers are juicy so this is a really refreshing summer recipe.

Let’s Eat | Cucumber Salad

Serving Size: 4 (as a side)

Let’s Eat | Cucumber Salad

3 cups Armenian Cucumber (Persian or English Cucumbers are fine as well), chopped

3 shallots, chopped

1/4 cup rice vinegar

1/8 cup extra virgin olive oil

1 /2teaspoon white pepper

1/2 teaspoon ground coriander

1/2 teaspoon salt

3 avocados, peeled and chopped

1 jar (3.8 ounces) sliced black olives

lemon, to serve

Combine cucumbers, shallots, rice vinegar, olive oil, pepper, coriander and salt into a mixing bowl. Stir to combine.

Add the avocado and olives and gently fold into the dish.

Serve with a slice of lemon.

http://foodfashionandfun.com/2014/08/28/lets-eat-cucumber-salad/

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Armenian Cucumbers aka The Kim Kardashian of Cucumbers

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Isn’t this the most unusual cucumber? If it were a person it would definitely be Kim Kardashian. First of all it’s Armenian. Secondly it has the sexiest curves I’ve ever seen. Yes, vegetables can be sexy.

Anytime I see something new or different I always have to give it a try. I thought it would be fun to share my experience with new foods so I’m starting with the Armenian Cucumber. I found this new food while perusing my local farmer’s market. It’s got very small seeds and a very thin skin, both of which are totally edible. I was thrilled about that because it means less work. No need to peel or scoop out the seeds before preparing it. It tasted slightly different than regular cucumber. It tasted like a cross between a honeydew melon and a Persian cucumber.

 

Have you tried Armenian Cucumbers? What do you think?