Simple but Cooling Cucumber Salad

Just something simple, to bring to a pot luck.  Recommended on a really hot day, cucumber is so cooling!

Cucumber-Goat Cheese Salad

1.5 cucumbers.  (I used one English seedless, and half  a regular supermarket one.  I peeled the latter of its skin.)
1/3 red onion, thinly sliced.
1/5 approximate, from small cabbage, thinly sliced.
Goat cheese
— I used a herbed variety from Trader Joe’s
cilantro, to taste
dill, to taste
white sesame seeds, a sprinkle


2 parts oil to one part vinegar.  (I used 1:1 avocado oil to extra virgin olive oil, and for the vinegar, used apple cider vinegar.)
Finely diced cilantro and dill
1/4 teaspoon ground mustard

Slice cucumber into fine slices.

Slice onion likewise.

Slice cabbage likewise.

Combine.  Add the goat cheese, some cilantro and dill to the top.

Make vinaigrette – combine the above, and seal tightly to prevent leaks.

When you get to your destination and you are ready to share your food, mix the vinaigrette, which will of course have settled.  Serve salad and let people dispense their own salad dressing/vinaigrette.


About goatsandgreens

The foodie me: Low/no gluten, low sugars, lots of ethnic variety of foods. Seafood, offal, veggies. Farmers' markets. Cooking from scratch, and largely local. The "future" me: I've now moved to my new home in rural western Massachusetts. I am raising chickens (for meat and for eggs) and planning for guinea fowl, Shetland sheep, and probably goats and/or alpaca. Possibly feeder pigs. Raising veggies and going solar.
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