I love cucumbers on a hot day – they seem to have a tremendous cooling effect! I’ve made this salad twice in the past 3 days, and it’s always enjoyable to eat and quick to make. Start with some cucumbers. I used 3 small ones.
cucumbers

 

Using a peeler to take off the skin.

Cut into small cubes (well, almost cubes). I slice the cucumbers into half-inch thick slices and then quarter each slice. Place into a salad bowl and sprinkle 1 teaspoon of salt on them (add more if you like it saltier).

Then take a head of garlic (around 10-15 cloves). Peel and cut off the stubbly end.
garlic

Mince the garlic and add to the cucumber cubes.

Add 3 tablespoons of olive oil and mix well.

I’ve made this as a side dish to accompany grilled sausages and burgers and also as a simple afternoon snack. I enjoyed it with some watermelon feta salad here.

NOTE: For a more Asian flavor to this dish, use sesame oil instead of olive oil (read this article for why sesame oil is paleo).

 

Simple Cucumber Salad

Author: Louise Hendon
Cook Time: 10 mins
Total Time: 10 mins
Yield: Approx 8 cups
Category: Salad
Cuisine: America
Ingredients

3 small cucumbers (or 2 large cucumbers), peeled
12 cloves garlic, minced
1 teaspoon salt
3 tablespoons olive oil (or sesame oil)
Instructions

Cube the cucumbers.
Mince the garlic.
Mix the cucumbers, garlic, salt, and olive oil together.
Best served chilled.

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