Cucumber and Lemon Balm Salad
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Recipe type: Salad
Serves: 4-5
 
Ingredients
  • 2 cucumbers (thin strips of skin peeled lengthwise in stripes if you wish), sliced in half lengthwise & seeds removed
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • ½ fresh onion, thinly sliced
  • ½ -1 banana pepper, seeds removed & thinly sliced or minced
  • 1 clove garlic, minced
  • 2 Tbsp. Driftless sunflower oil or olive oil
  • 2 tsp. white wine vinegar or fresh lemon juice & zest
  • 1 tsp. honey
  • Salt & pepper to taste
  • 2 Tbsp. fresh lemon balm, cut into chiffonade
Instructions
  1. Cut cucumbers on the bias into ¼” slices & place in a colander in the sink.
  2. Sprinkle with salt & toss & let sit for 10 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, whisk garlic, oil, vinegar, & honey together in a serving bowl.
  4. Add onions & banana peppers. Press cucumbers dry with a paper towel & toss with everything in the bowl.
  5. Taste & season with salt & pepper.
  6. Garnish with lemon balm & serve with crusty bread.

 

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