Wednesday, April 06, 2005

Cucumbers Vinaigrette

I'm a baker by nature. Since I can't bake all the time, I am training myself to be a cook. And in training myself to be a cook, I usually focus first and foremost on main dishes - side dishes are easy to put together - usually a simple steamed green veggie or spinach/tomato salad. It's only since I challenged myself to cook more that I started looking more at side dishes.

Earlier this week I knew I would have a space on my cooking calendar for Wednesday, and didn't want to make a main dish - freezer is getting a little full. I picked up Moosewood Low-Fat Favorites, and found Cucumber Vinaigrette. Rushing the seasons a bit I know, but I was a little sick of my regular sides. I had everything else - picked up a cucumber, and mixed everything together in less than 5. And let me tell you - it tasted like it took longer. Wonderful flavors - definitely an excellent side. Definitely a repeat for the summer when the cucumbers really come into their own.

* Exported from MasterCook *

Cucumbers Vinaigrette

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Serving Size : 4 Preparation Time :0:00
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Amount Measure Ingredient -- Preparation Method
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2 medium cucumbers -- peeled
1/4 cup cider vinegar
2 tablespoons sugar
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon dry mustard
ground black pepper -- to taste

Slice the cucumbers crosswise into 1/8- to 1/4-inch rounds.

Combine the vinegar, sugar, salt, and mustard in a serving bowl. Toss with the sliced cucumbers and add pepper to taste. Serve immediately or refrigerate until ready to use.

"Moosewood Low-Fat Favorites"

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Per Serving (excluding unknown items): 47 Calories; trace Fat (4.3% calories from fat); 1g Protein; 11g Carbohydrate; 1g Dietary Fiber; 0mg Cholesterol; 270mg Sodium. Exchanges: 0 Grain(Starch); 0 Lean Meat; 1 Vegetable; 0 Fat; 1/2 Other Carbohydrates.

Nutr. Assoc. : 0 0 0 0 0 0


linda said...

This sounds like a really nice summer recipe - I am copying to keep in mind for when its nice and warm and I don't want to mess around in the kitchen.

Laurie said...

I love cucumbers this way, my grandmother always made this sort of dish and I remember it very well, thanks for sharing the memory and the new recipe to try.