I told you that I've been hankering for summer salads lately. Especially on the weekend when I don't want anything heavy. I also have a problem with using up cucumber. I'll buy one, and forget about it until it becomes a mushy mess in the fridge. I decided to take the bull by the horns and convert this cucumber to a salad before it got to that stage.
Cucumber salads are great if you love salty foods the way I do. But because of the "blandness" of the cucumber, they never get too salty . I add a little spice to mine which makes it even better!
Cucumber Salad with Paprika1 cucumber, peeled and sliced thin
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 tsp sugar
1/4 cup white vinegar
1/4 tsp garlic powder
1/4 cup water
1) Sprinkle cucumbers with salt and let stand for 45 minutes with a plate and a 5-pound weight on top.
2)Combine the sugar, vinegar, garlic powder, and water. Add the cucumbers and marinate for a few hours.
3) To serve, sprinkle paprika on half of the salad and black pepper on the other half.