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AUBURN UNIVERSITY, Ala. – Beat the dog days of summer this Friday with Live Well Alabama’s Cool Cucumber Salad. It’s a great way to eat something refreshing all while using up those cucumbers from the garden.
“Dill adds a bright burst of flavor to everything from fish to potato salad. If using fresh dill, use a bit more than if using dried. One teaspoon of dried dill can be replaced with about 1 tablespoon of fresh dill, or more to taste.”
-Katie Funderburk, Alabama Extension nutrition specialist and registered dietitian
- Two cucumbers, peeled and sliced
- ½ of diced onion
- ½ cup of vinegar
- Two teaspoons of sugar
- One teaspoon of salt
- One teaspoon of pepper
- One teaspoon of dill
- ½ cup of water
Try rice vinegar or apple cider vinegar to add a sweeter taste to the recipe. Add more of your favorite fruits or veggies. Try diced tomatoes or bell peppers.
Mix all ingredients in a large bowl. Cool cucumber salad is then ready to chill and serve.
Want to learn more? Step by step instructions for the Cool Cucumber Salad recipe, as well as an instructional video, are available at LiveWellAlabama.com.
Live Well Alabama
Live Well Alabama is a Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program-Education (SNAP-Ed) initiative developed by the Alabama Cooperative Extension System at Auburn University. This initiative reaches residents across the state with research-based education.
“Live Well Alabama recipes are all about trying fruits and veggies in tasty, easy and budget-friendly ways.” Funderburk said. “Our recipes are easy to prepare, and they don’t require any fancy kitchen equipment.”
Eating healthy doesn’t have to be difficult or expensive. Live Well Alabama provides numerous recipes that are simple and budget friendly.