4/9/14

cucumber and grapes salad

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I love salads and warm Spring days inspire me to eat even more salads than I normally do. I've had this Cucumber and Grapes Salad recipe for quite a while but I forgot about it. I found it last weekend in my old recipe box while doing some Spring cleaning. So here it is for you to enjoy!


I buy Persian cucumbers at Trader Joe's. They come in a 1lb box, which is perfect for this recipe.

What You Need:
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  • 1 lb Persian cucumbers
  • 6 oz green grapes - from 20 to 40 grapes depending on the size of the grapes
  • 1/3 cup sliced almonds
  • 2 tablespoons chopped fresh chives
  • 1 teaspoon minced or crushed garlic
  • 2 tablespoons olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon white wine vinegar or sherry
  • salt and pepper to taste

What To Do:
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Preheat the oven to 300F. (to brown the almonds).
Bake the almonds for about 10 minutes or until they begin to brown. 




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Toss the almonds frequently, preferably every 3 minutes so they don't brown one side only.



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Remove almonds from the tray and place them in a plate or bowl to cool.



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Slice the cucumbers in half lengthwise. 
Slice each half in 1/4 inches thick pieces.
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Place the cucumber bits in a colander.
Sprinkle with a teaspoon of salt and toss.
Leave the cucumbers in the colander over the sink or a deep plate so the excess water will drip. 



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Dab the cucumbers with paper towel to remove excess salt and liquid.




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Slice the grapes in half lengthwise.  





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Mix all ingredients in a bowl and toss to cover everything with the oil and vinegar.




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Bon Apétit!

1 comment:

  1. Oooooh Amelia, this sounds wonderful. I'm going to make that this weekend!!! Thank you!!!

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