Sunday, June 6, 2010

creamy cucumber Salad- by the Barefoot Contessa

As I mentioned this last week- we made an awesome salad from the Barefoot Contessa's Bake to Basics cookbook. It was so tasty I wanted to share.  This salad is the perfect summer recipe, one that I am sure to bring to our knit night potlucks!

The recipe serves 8, so in the future we might half the portions in order to not have too many leftovers since although the salad is tasty it tends to get a little more watery as the week goes on! ; )

You will need:

4 hothouse cucumbers, thinly sliced (if not hothouse- then they will need to be peeled to rid them of their waxy skin)
2 small red onions, thinly sliced in half rounds
Kosher Salt
4 cups (32 oz) plain whole-milk yogurt
1 cup (8 oz) sour cream
2 Tablespoons Champagne vinegar, or white wine vinegar
1/2 cup minced fresh dill
1 1/2 teaspoons freshly ground pepper

Mix the cucumbers, re onions and 1/ 1/2 tablespoons of salt in a bowl. Pour this into a colander and suspend it over a bowl, cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 4 hours, or over night. NOTE this is very important- since cucumbers hold a lot of water and if you don't do this you will have a very soupy salad!

Pour the yogurt into sieve lined with paper towel and suspend it over another bowl. Wrap the bowl and sieve in plastic wrap and refrigerate it for 4 hours, or over night. Once both bowl have sat for the allotted time- discard the collected water. Then roll the cucumbers into a paper towel, or dish cloth and press them lightly in order to remove any excess moisture. Then Put the cucumbers and yogurt into a large bowl with the sour cream, vinegar, dill 2 teaspoons of salt, and the pepper. Toss well and refrigerate for a few hours. Then before you serve- sprinkle the salad with 1/2 teaspoon of salt and 1/2 teaspoon of pepper. Serve chilled!

5 comments:

佳慧 said...

Some people cannot see the wood for the trees. ............................................................

柏懿綺辰 said...

好的開始並不代表會成功,壞的開始並不代表是失敗......................................................

Mrs Robinson said...

sounds super delicious - thanks for sharing! :)

M. Crane said...

I just saw that on her show the other day and was thinking that I should try it this summer! Glad to hear it was delish!

abigail said...

oh man she has a show!? of course she does, I', so out of it since we don't have a tv.... yes do try it! very good and refreshing!

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