Cucumber Salad

This is a quick post for Alicia (LiLi to my girls) who told me, quite eloquently, that she has a buttload (her word, not mine) of produce from her CSA box she needs to use. She’s making salsa with most of it but I thought I’d give her something to do with all those cucumbers.

I don’t have a decent picture of this very pretty salad so I thought I’d share a picture of Jake. I stole this from Alicia’s FB page. He belongs to her and Sean and is my new great-nephew puppy. Isn’t he gorgeous? We love him!

Happiness is a warm puppy.  ~Charles M. Schulz

Cucumber Salad with Feta

In a large bowl, whisk together…

1/4 cup lemon juice

1 clove garlic, grated or very finely chopped

1/4 tsp ground oregano (1/2 tsp if using flakes)

1 TB fresh dill, chopped or 1 tsp dried dill 

2 TB olive oil

salt & freshly ground pepper, to taste

Add…

@ 4 cups cucumbers, cut lengthwise in half then sliced

1/3 cup sweet onion 

1 cup broccoli spears (you may substitute tomatoes, cauliflower, whatever you like)

1/2 cup crumbled feta cheese

“In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn’t merely try to train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming partly a dog.”

Edward Hoagland