It’s Food Blog Friday!
I know, I know, it’s been a while since the last one but I’ve been cooking and baking old favourites or reverting back to the cookbooks on my shelf for recipes lately.
This week’s recipe comes from Allie at Live Laugh Eat. I like reading Allie’s blog for her cute, quirky personality, and her great attitude (maybe that’s ‘cause coolest job ever: working at Great Harvest. Dream!) but I have yet to make one of her recipes. For this Food Blog Friday, I was inspired by this inferno of a heat wave + too many cucumbers in my fridge and I whipped up Allie’s Cool as a Cucumber Salad.
I didn’t have rice wine vinegar so I subbed in apple cider vinegar instead. Everything else was straight from the recipe. This recipe is great post workout nosh if you’re like me and you crave something refreshing and salty after a sweat session.
I found the dressing to be a bit on the salty side but I liked it that way. I’m accustomed to eating cucumbers straight up with (a bit too much) salt, so this salad definitely met the needs of my taste buds.
Cool as a Cucumber Salad
from Live Laugh Eat
- 2 large cucumbers, chopped into 1” chunks
- 1/4 c apple cider vinegar
- 2 t sesame oil
- 1/2 t salt
- 1/2 t sugar
- 1 T Sesame seeds
In a large bowl, mix together vinegar, oil, salt, and sugar for the dressing. Add in the chopped cucumbers and toss until fully dressed. Allow to sit for 10-15 min. to marinade. Sprinkle sesame seeds on top and serve cold.
The only change I would make to this salad would be to add slightly less sugar (maybe 1/4 t instead of 1/2 t) because I thought it was a bit on the sweet side but otherwise I would definitely make this salad again. So I give it. . .
Food Blog Friday recipes are ranked on the scale of 0-3 spoons
0 spoons – That was fucking horrendous
1 spoon – I doubt I’ll be making that again
2 spoons – I’ll probably make that again with some tweaks
3 spoons – That was perfect.
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