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Cucumber and egg salad sandwiches

I absolutely love egg salad, but I know it’s probably ridiculously fattening. This version supplements with chunks of cucumbers to add a little crunch and bulk. We have a bunch of cucumbers in the fridge right now from our CSA, so this was a good way to use a few and have lunches to take to work/school.

Cucumber and Egg Salad, adapted from allrecipes

5 eggs
2 medium cucumbers, peeled, seeded and diced
2 tablespoons capers
3 tablespoons mayo
1 tablespoon dill

Hard-boil eggs (cover eggs with cold water, bring to boil and then cover and simmer for 10 minutes). Run cool water over and cool. Chop eggs and combine with rest of ingredients. Add salt and pepper if desired.

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September 9, 2008 at 6:23 pm Leave a comment

Watermelon and cucumber salad

I kind of picked some weird recipes to use up the diverse box of fruits and vegetables we got this week. And on this one, we were just “eh.” I think I’d prefer a different mix of seasonings, as the watermelon and cucumber work well together on their own but this dish just seemed to have too much going on. We served it alongside a very good steak prepared by my husband and jazzed up with a Penzey’s grill blend.

Cucumber and Watermelon Salad with Hoisin-Lime Dressing, recipe here

1 1/2 large English hothouse cucumbers, cut into 1/2-inch pieces (about 3 cups)
3 cups 1/2-inch cubes seeded watermelon
3 1/2 tablespoons fresh lime juice
3 tablespoons hoisin sauce
1/4 cup chopped fresh cilantro
2 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
1/3 cup coarsely chopped lightly salted dry-roasted peanuts

Combine cucumbers and watermelon in medium bowl. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 15 minutes and up to 4 hours. Drain; discard liquid.
Whisk lime juice and hoisin sauce in small bowl to blend. Pour dressing over cucumber-watermelon mixture and toss gently. Season salad to taste with pepper. Sprinkle salad with cilantro, mint, and then peanuts. Serve immediately.

August 28, 2008 at 2:24 pm Leave a comment


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