My grandma has been making this CUCUMER summer salad for as long as I can remember.

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Whenever you hear about a favorite recipe that a grandmother used to make, you just know it's going to be good. This cucumber easy salad recipe is just the thing you've been looking for, and sure to be one of the best salads you try. With simple ingredients like cucumber, and onion and a simple salad dressing recipe you probably already have the ingredients in your kitchen. The salad dressing recipe uses ingredients such as milk, white vinegar, mayonnaise, fresh dill and salt and pepper to give this easy salad recipe its flavor. If you decide to make this easy salad recipe with mayonnaise, you can add in some sugar, however, if you use Miracle Whip than omit the sugar as this mayonnaise is cup sugar. If you use Miracle Whip, omit the sugar. For the full step by step easy salad recipe, you'll want to take a look at the Chin Deep site.

The main ingredient in this easy salad recipe is the cucumbers. This cucumber easy salad recipe will shine if you use quality cucumbers. If possible, it is always a good idea to use fresh cucumbers from the garden or farmers market, but cucumbers from the grocery store will work too. When you are looking for cucumbers to use in your easy salad recipes and food ideas, you will usually have to choose between cucumbers that are grown for either pickling or for slicing. Slicing varieties of cucumbers are usually consumed fresh, and these cucumbers are longer and thicker in diameter than the pickling variety of cucumbers and have a smoother skin. Slicing cucumbers from the grocery stores will usually have a shinier skin too, and this is because of the coating of wax. Whereas fresh cucumbers from the field will have dull green skin. Pickling varieties of cucumbers are meant for pickling. Pickling cucumbers are shorter and smaller in diameter than the slicing varieties of cucumbers and have bumpy skin. Pickling cucumbers also often have little spines that will easily brush off with a dry towel.

If you are growing cucumbers in your garden, you want to get out into your garden and pick them on a regular basis. If you neglect your cucumber crop, the over-mature cucumbers that are left on the vine will slow the cucumber plant’s production. Whether you grow your cucumbers in your garden or buy them from the farmers market, you want to store them either on the kitchen counter or on a higher shelf inside of your refrigerator. The higher shelves in the fridge tend to be warmer than the lower shelves, and you want to use them for a few days. Once you are ready to enjoy your cucumbers either sliced or used in easy salad recipes, there are a wide variety of ways you can try them. One of the most popular ways to enjoy cucumbers is to chop them up into an easy salad recipe with some tomatoes, apple, avocado and lettuce. You can also use cucumbers in more substantial easy salad recipes to include grains, noodles and legumes. You can grill cucumbers. Cucumbers are a fruit that pairs well with Greek yogurt in tzatziki or in a creamy side dish recipe. Use thinly sliced cucumbers in a spring roll wrap with some finely chopped carrots, lettuce and sauteed tofu. Use cucumbers in your daily juice recipe, along with some green apple, lemon, fresh ginger, and spinach.

You will find this easy salad recipe at the Chin Deep recipe site. On the site, you will find easy salad recipes, salad dressing recipes, main dish recipes, side dish recipes, dessert recipes and more. **

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