05 March 2010
Recipe For Granny Salad Or Cucumber Salad
Following on from the recipe for Yorkshire Salad, my mum makes a wonderfully refreshing cucumber salad, which has a similar sweet and sour flavour. It's lovely in the summer for al fresco dining and great with fish all your around.
What you will need:
1tsp caster sugar
1tsp warm water
3tbsp cider vinegar (or white wine vinegar)
2 - 4 spring onions, chopped finely
½ tsp sea salt
2tsp dill herb (fresh)
Firstly, peel the skin off the cucumber and then slice very finely into thin rounds of fresh cucumber. Place these on a plate so that you can see the tops of all the slices of cucumber, then sprinkle over some sea salt and leave.
Now make the sweetened vinegar, by first dissolving the sugar in warm water and then adding this to the cider vinegar. Stir it up thoroughly.
Chop the dill herb up finely and then the spring onions.
Sprinkle the vinegar over the cucumber slices, then sprinkle the chopped spring onion over this, followed by the dill weed.