Tuesday, July 14, 2015

Summer Salmon w/ Cucumber Salad

This is so refreshing, especially on a hot night when you don't want to make a fuss.

I love this cucumber salad w/ hard boiled eggs for lunch (but of course) and on top of grilled salmon for dinner.

I sliced all the vegetables on a mandolin, so they were super thin, but you don't have to.
The second time I made this salad, I left the cucumber pieces chunky (which I actually liked better).

Here's how:

For the Cucumber Salad:

2 regular cucumbers, cut in half, seeds scooped out (or 1 hothouse English cucumber, the kind wrapped in plastic)
3 radishes, sliced thin
half a red onion, sliced super thin
kosher salt & pepper
1 tbsp mayonnaise
1 tbsp sour cream
1/4 cup of fresh dill, chopped
chopped scallions (optional)
2 tbsp cider vinegar
1/2 tsp sugar (my mom always added sugar to her cucumber salad)

Slice the cucumber in half and remove the middle with the seeds.
Place in a colander and sprinkle w/ kosher salt, let sit for 30 minutes. This will get a lot of the moisture out of the cukes, otherwise your salad will be too wet.

If you are using an English cucumber (hothouse cuke), it has no seeds, so just cut into 1/2" chunks and salt to draw out the moisture.

Wipe the salt off w/ a paper towel and blot the moisture.

Add to a bowl with the rest of the ingredients.

Mix together and refrigerate until ready to use.

Season the salmon w/ kosher salt & pepper.

Grill or pan sear for 4 minutes on each side (depending on the thickness of the fish).

Top with the cucumber salad and stay cool.


Anonymous said...

Loving that day-glo chartreuse mandolin!

Eileen said...

Looks so good! Another recipe on my list of must makes.