Thursday, July 21, 2011

Ugly Vegetable of the Week! Yellow Cucumber

This sluggish looking thing is actually a cucumber! I don't know if it is a specific type of cucumber that is always yellow, or if it's a regular cucumber left to ripen to yellow. Either way, it was delicious and I decided to make a Polish cucumber salad that my Grandmother used to always make. It's easy to make and a great way to use up the summer's over abundance of cucumbers, yellow and green.

You need cucumbers, sour cream, vinegar, dill, salt and pepper.

Slice the cucumbers thin. I used a mandolin, you don't have to if you don't have one.

Salt the sliced cucumbers and let them sit for at least 30 minutes. Drain all of the water that is released.

Stir in about 2 tsp of vinegar and about 1/4 cup of sour cream. Adjust this according to how many cucumbers you're using.

Chop about a tablespoon of dill and stir it in. Add salt and pepper to taste, and that's it! The longer it sits, the better it tastes.

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