Wednesday, August 3, 2016

Recipe #114: Kimo's Cucumber Salad with Fresh Ginger, Dill & Rice Wine Vinegar

Kimo is a man I met through my neighbor, Sibyl.  One day when she had me over for dinner, he brought this wonderful cucumber salad, and I mean wonderful, as in addictive.  Since having it, I have made it every few days...yes, every few days.  It takes so few ingredients, but is such a lovely compliment to any dinner, or on its own for dinner, with bread or rolls.  The other bonus is, the only ingredients in the dressing is rice vinegar, sugar and grated fresh ginger.  Now, let's cook...

2 large cucumbers, peeled and seeds scooped out    1/3 cup rice vinegar
4 tsp sugar                                                                 1 large piece ginger, peeled
2 tbsp fresh dill, snipped off of stem                        1/4 tsp salt
2 medium tomatoes, chunked                                   2 green onions, white and green, sliced thin

In a large bowl, whisk rice vinegar, sugar and salt. Using a rasp, or hand held grater, grate ginger right into the bowl.  Add dill and green onion and stir until combined.  Slice cucumbers extremely thin and add to bowl, along with the tomatoes.  Stir and refrigerate at least an hour to chill thoroughly.  Bon appetit!

 I could eat the whole bowl...

 ingredients...

 I put my great grater right in the bowl while I grate the ginger...juice and all goes in...

 stir it all together...

 peel cucumber, then use a spoon to scoop out the pulp and seeds...

 cut cucumber into thin slices...the thinner the better...

 delicious!!!

the only thing you can't see here is the grated ginger.  also, the tomatoes are from my garden...