Cucumber Salad with Herb & Garlic Dressing (Vinaigrette)
Recipe video above. Crisp, juicy cucumber and a tasty Herb & Garlic Vinaigrette makes for a sensational salad!! It's refreshing with extra flavour from the dressing - I can eat SO MUCH of this!! A touch of mustard is key here - thickens the dressing to help it coat the cucumber slices.
Course: Side Dish
Keyword: Creamy Cucumber Salad, Dressing for cucumber salad
3cucumbers, standard (or 2 long Telegraph/English cucumber(Note 1)
1/2red onion, finely diced
Herb & Garlic Dressing:
1 1/2tbspred wine vinegar(Note 2)
3tbspextra virgin olive oil
1garlic clove, minced
3/4tspmixed dried herbs(Note 3 sub)
1/2tspsalt and black pepper, EACH
Shake Dressing in a jar.
Cucumber: Trim ends then slice about 3 mm/ 1/8" thick.
Place in bowl with red onion.
Pour over Dressing, toss gently and serve immediately.
1. Cucumber type - use 2 long cucumbers (Telegraph/English Cucumbers) or 3 medium standard cucumbers (called "Lebanese" cucumbers in Australia, these are the most common variety).2. Red wine vinegar - a type of vinegar that is red in colour, also used in Greek Salad. Sub with white wine vinegar, champagne or sherry vinegar, or apple cider vinegar. If using normal white vinegar, reduce to 1 tbsp.3. Mixed Herbs - sub or 1/4 tsp each basil or parsley, oregano and thyme (or other dried herbs of choice)4. Nutrition per serving, assumes all Dressing consumed. Reality is that about 1/3 of it ends up in the bottom of the bowl - Dressing doesn't stick to cucumber as well as other vegetables.