Tuesday, August 23, 2011

cucumber salad

The garden is growing well. The knockout roses are thriving and blooming more everyday. The peppers and herbs are very productive but I’ve had a paltry tomato yield. Finally, we had a good thunderstorm and with it almost two inches of rain this week!

Cucumber salad uses fresh ingredients right from the garden. This recipe is a blend of several sources including friends and neighbors (who supplied the banana peppers) and Jamie Oliver. I added the garbanzo beans to boost the protein and iron content. This salad was even better after a few days of marinating.

cucumber salad:
*1 large cucumber, peeled and chopped
*1 large tomato, chopped
*3 banana peppers, sliced
*1 can garbanzo beans

*3 Tbsp. extra virgin olive oil
*1 Tbsp. lemon juice
*1 heaping Tbsp. natural yogurt
*salt and pepper to taste

1. mix salad ingredients in a large bowl
2. mix dressing ingredients in a mason jar
3. combine salad and dressing, mixing well
4. chill at least 1 hour before serving

serves 3-4

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