Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Cucumber Delight

It is officially the dog days of summer!  If your summer rolls like mine, your refrigerator is probably cooling your abundance of zucchini, tomatoes, peppers, onions, and cucumbers!  Now is the time for these veggies to shine!

It is supposed to be a whopping 97 degrees tomorrow here in Roanoke, and Mr. PT does not favor air conditioning.  It's a long story, something about not being in touch with the outside air??

Who knows.  All I know is it's HOT, and cucumber salad is a wonderful way to cool down.

I found this recipe on Pinterest, and decided to add fresh grape tomatoes.  Without even prompting him, Mr. PT's comment after his first bite was...

"Wow, nice and cool!"

You will need:

-1-2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced
-4-5 grape tomatoes, sliced
-1/4 cup apple cider vinegar
-1-2 tbs fresh dill
-2 tsp honey
-2 tsp lemon juice
-salt and pepper to taste

 Combine vinegar, dill, honey and lemon juice separately.  Add to cucumbers and tomatoes in a medium sixed bowl.  Cover and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes.

I paired this with whole wheat linguini tossed with onions, peppers, kale, olive oil, fresh basil, and pepper.

Too hot to move fast?  Combine with a nice long stretch.  Try to hit at least 10 muscle groups.

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