Tuesday, July 12, 2011

Blueberry Thai Cucumber Salad

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It is a great time for blueberries right now, the height of summer! I notice the prices for blueberries going down at the store this time of year too. So many of the blueberries I have bought recently are big and plump with a pop in the mouth. I love that texture on a nice bowl of lightly honey sweetened yogurt. There are plenty of creative and different things to do with blueberries, as well....And why not? They are extreme food.

Here is an idea for a Thai cucumber salad. There are bluberries in the dressing!

Blueberry Thai Cucumber Salad

1 pint blueberries - juiced
1/4 c. rice wine vinegar
2 tbsp. honey
1/4 tsp. sesame oil
1 tbsp. mirin
1 tsp. hot sauce
1 tbsp. fish sauce
2 English cucumbers - peel, seed and slice thin
1 bunch scallions - sliced on the bias
1/2 c. roasted pumpkin seeds
1/2 c. chopped cilantro

Make the dressing with the blueberry juice, vinegar, honey, sesame oil, mirin, hot sauce and fish sauce. In a large bowl marinade the cucumbers for a few hours in the dressing. Before serving fold in scallions, pumpkin seeds and cilantro. Serve on a bed of lettuce.

Here is a little garden update, I wish the cucumber was ready to use in the above salad. Well, there is always next time in a few days.

The potatoes are doing ok, even though they were planted a few weeks late. We are getting plenty of snow peas now.


“the attempt to make the consumption of beer criminal is as silly and as futile as if you passed a law to send a man to jail for eating cucumber salad” - Stephen Leacock

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