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Monday, July 9, 2012

Spicy and Sweet Cucumber Salad

spicy and sweet cucumber and tomato salad 2When I made the pulled pork sandwiches for the sandwich recipe swap, I wasn't interested in the jalapeno-cilantro slaw that accompanied the sandwiches, but I still wanted something that provided a tangy crunch to go alongside it.  I could live on cucumbers and tomatoes, especially in the summertime.  If you have a mandoline, now is the time to break it out.  It eases the prep so much that this salad can come together in less than five minutes.  I actually used more than a teaspoon of Sriracha, but I really enjoy spice.
Spicy and Sweet Cucumber and Tomato Salad

1 English hothouse cucumber
1 cup of grape or cherry tomatoes
2 tablespoon white vinegar
1 tablespoon olive oil
½ to 1 teaspoon sugar, to taste
½ to 1 teaspoon Sriracha, to taste

Slice the cucumber lengthwise. Then slice into 1/8” thick half moon slices. Slice the tomatoes into halves or quarters, depending on the size. In a small bowl, whisk together the vinegar, oil, sugar and Sriracha. Salt and pepper to taste. Pour the vinegar mixture over the cucumbers and tomatoes. Chill until ready to serve.
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2 comments:

Lindsey (Our Share of the Harvest) said...

I just made something similar to this but didn't add Sriracha--what a great idea! Have to do that next time.

Lisa H. said...

My cucumbers are just coming in like crazy. This is on the menu for tomorrow! Thanks!

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