August 19, 2010

Cool, Crisp, Creamy and Refreshing

Hello Friends~ ~ ~
It seems to be a love or hate thing~ ~cucumbers.
Do you love or hate them?
It's 2 to 1 in our home.
The lovers Win!

I am making a big batch today so I will have some to share
with my neighbor who gave me the cucumbers.
So the Cuisinart came out to play.

I peel mine and cut the ends off.
Then into the Cuisinart to slice
with a 2mm blade.
I cut each one in half so they
fit into the feed tube.

Here they go and Oh don't forget to slice an onion too.

So pretty!

Soak them in cold salted water for about 45 min.
Drain well, I squeeze the water out of them
and pat with paper towels.

How for the recipe for my dressing.

Creamy Cucumber Salad
A few spoons of Hellmann's Mayo
(according to how many cukes you use)
a good quality vinegar to taste
cream to thin the sauce
salt and black pepper
Mix all with a whip.

Toss the cukes and the onions with
the dressing.


I love this for breakfast on a hot summers day.

Thanks for joining me today.
I'm linking with Michael Lee for
Stop over and see whats going on.
Plenty of good recipes to try.
~ ~Ahrisha~ ~


Rebecca Nelson said...

I'm sooo going to make this! My hubbs LOVES cucumbers and will eat them any way, any day! so much. I'll eat a little but this recipe sounds good enough for even me to try!


Blondie's Journal said...

This sounds really delicious, Ahrisha. We make a variation using sour cream. It is SO refreshing on a cool day. Thanks so much!


The Fajdich Times said...

I love cucumbers in the summer. Thanks for the recipe:)

Patricia @ ButterYum said...

Personally, I'm not really a lover of cucumbers, but plenty of my family members are. This looks like a great dish to take to a church dinner. Thanks for sharing the recipe.


Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

Delicious! This is a keeper. So refreshing!

KathyB. said...

Oh I love creamy cucumber salad, but have had it only a few times. I think I will start making myself, especially since cukes are abundant this time of the year~thanks for the recipe. I never thought of using my food processor to make it easier.

black eyed susans kitchen said...

Creamed cucumber salad is a huge favorite in this house! Your recipe is a little different than mine, and I will try it your way...thanks.

Lynn said...

I love cukes, how great that your neighbors shared, and you are returning the favor!

SavoringTime in the Kitchen said...

I love cucumber salad and the title of your post says it all!

Mid-Atlantic Martha said...

Love them! And this looks wonderful!

Ms. Bake-it said...

I am not a cucumber fan but my son is. I make a variety of dishes for him. I will try this recipe the next time I get some cucumbers for him.


~ Tracy

Mimi said...

Nice and refreshing!

Mary said...

This sounds wonderful for those surplus cukes :-)

Katherine Roberts Aucoin said...

Wow that does look cool and refreshing. We are all cucumber lovers in our house and my husband would love these. thanks for sharing.

Thanks for stopping by and leaving a comment! I am really enjoying browsing through your blog.

Unknown said...

One of my favorite salads :)


Brenda said...

I just found your blog, and I LOVE it. I'll be checking in regularly.

Roz | La Bella Vita Cucina said...

I just love a good, chilled cucumber salad....especially now while it has been so hot. I found your blog from other blogs that I follow and am now following you. Glad I found you. Next week, since you stated that you love living naturally, you might want to stop by my blog for my very first "Fresh, Clean and Pure Friday"s for posting anything on freshening our lives. You fit right in. Roz at La Bella Vita

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

Sounds delicious!
Thank you for sharing!

Thistle Cove Farm said...

It's both...I love them, they hate me.

xinex said...

I love cucumbers! Your salad looks so good, Arisha. I have never tried making it with mayonnaise. I only just use vinegar, sugar and spices....Christine

Unknown said...

Thanks for visiting Canning Week! Hope to see you back to see each post the rest of the week!
jen @

amy @ Life in Pink Hi-Tops said...

Growing up my momma used to fix something similar. It was just sliced cukes and onions with a little vinegar poured over then salted and peppered. My kids only eat cucumbers from a pickle jar! :) When I fix cucumber salad they think I'm trying to kill them!

Bargain Decorating with Laurie said...

Oh yes, I eat cucumbers, and this sounds sooo good. Thanks for sharing the recipe. laurie

Designs on 47th Street said...

Oh! WE love cucumbers and eat them nearly everyday in some form. Our garden is full of them. I make creamy cucumbers too but mine is a different recipe than yours. I will be trying yours too! Thanks and I appreciate your visit to 47th Street! ;)


Ott, A. said...

Thanks so much for stoppin' by for a Latte'. I am happy to return the follow and look forward to future posts from you. I'm still canning on my blog this week. :)

Confessions of a Plate Addict said...

Now that looks summery! I hope you are having a great week!...hugs...Debbie

GratefulPrayerThankfulHeart said...

I love this cucumber dish! I wish I had a Cuisinart to make it as pretty and easy as you did. I keep checking garage sales but I never see them.

So nice stopping by!

Unknown said...

Mmm, sounds and looks delicious. I'm going to have to try this recipe. Thanks for stopping by!

Janet said...

I don't like cucumbers, but my husband does. He said this looks delishious. I will make it for him sometime.

Thanks for checking out my blog.