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Recipe: Cool Cucumber Salad

Quick, easy and refreshing Cool Cucumber Salad

I am always delighted with myself when I take a bite of some new recipe I create on the fly and find it is delicious!  It never ceases to surprise me, as funny as that sounds. I guess I make as many “mistakes” as I do “successes” when it comes to creating new recipes.

This salad is perfect for a hot Summer day. The coolness of the Cucumber balances the slight bitterness of the Celery, and the Parsley and Thyme add just enough flavor to provide a light, satisfying taste.

Cool Cucumber Salad


– 2 Stalks Celery

– 4-6 Leaves Romaine Lettuce

– Half a large Cucumber

– A handful of fresh Parsley (about a half cup)

– 1/2 Teaspoon Dried Thyme

– 2 Teaspoons Olive Oil

– Salt to taste

Wash and chop, dice or slice the Celery, Lettuce, Cucumber and Parsley and place into a bowl. Drizzle with Olive Oil, sprinkle on the Thyme and Salt to taste. Enjoy!

I think this recipe took me about 5-10 minutes from prep to eating it off my plate. It makes 2 large servings or 4 small dinner salads.

Recipe: Easy Chop Salad

Easy Chop Vegge Salad

I made this up one day when I didn’t have any lettuce. It was delicious with the sweetness of the Cucumber complimenting the saltiness of the Celery and punctuated by the Carrot flavor. If you happen to have Lettuce on hand, it would add more body and some greens.

Options: This salad is really a nice canvass allowing you to add any herb you like, some cheese, hard boiled eggs, meat, etc. When Basil is back in season, I will be replacing my dried herbs with it for this salad.

Easy Chop Salad


– 2 Carrots

– 2 Stalks Celery

– 1 Medium sized Cucumber

– 1 Table Spoon Olive Oil

– Pinch (1/4 Teaspoon) Dried Thyme or Rosemary

– Salt to taste

Peel Carrots and Cucumber, slice of the ends. Chop all ingredients and place in a bowl. Drizzle with some Olive Oil, add salt to taste and a pinch of dried Thyme or Rosemary for added flavor. This salad served two adults – filling a dinner plate.

Let me know what you discover when adding other ingredients – Enjoy!