Nana’s Cucumber Salad

Because we love this summer’s endless parade of sun-ripened fruits and vegetables, our team worked together to set a memorable summer table with original recipes that are flavorful and easy to make. Let the sunny times roll!

Nana knew what she was about. Since she did not want to spend a summer day in a hot kitchen, chilled salads and grilled foods were her go-to’s until longer evenings and chilly temperatures returned. Cucumbers from Who Cooks for You Farm, dressed with a simple vinegar, salt, and sugar dressing, are the perfect foil for all the smoky meats coming off the grill. Add a few fresh and spicy radishes from clarionriverorganics.com.

Nana’s Cucumber Salad Recipe

INGREDIENTS

¼ cup apple cider vinegar
¼ cup extra-virgin olive oil
1 tsp sea salt
1 tsp freshly cracked black pepper
2 tbsp sugar
2 English cucumbers, sliced into ribbons
½ cup sliced radishes

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. Place the first 5 dressing ingredients in a mason jar, screw on lid tightly, and shake until sugar is dissolved.

  2. Pour over cucumbers and radishes and toss to evenly coat.

  3. Chill in the refrigerator for 10 minutes and then serve.

Story by Keith Recker / Photography by Dave Bryce / Recipes and Styling by Anna Calabrese

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