Back in March I went with Chaim on one of his business trips to Georgia. One of the stops we made while we were there was the Museum of Aviation at Robins Air Force Base. Chaim’s gotten the kids very into airplanes, and we wanted to pick up some stuff for them at the gift shop.
Along with the gifts for the kids, I picked up a copy of The Military Wives’ Cookbook for myself. It just seemed fitting to make something from it for Memorial Day today. There are tons of recipes in there that I want to try, but I wanted something light and fresh to go along with the barbequed chicken and roasted potatoes that we had for dinner. I decided on this simple cucumber salad.
This is a slight variation on the recipe in the book, since I wanted to use what I already had on hand.
5 Persian cucumbers, quartered lengthwise and chopped
1 small onion, chopped
1/4 cup finely chopped parsley
1/4 cup finely chopped cilantro
1/4 cup lemon juice
1/4 cup extra virgin olive oil
Salt and pepper to taste
Place the chopped cucumbers and onions in a medium bowl. Combine the remaining ingredients in a small bowl and whisk to combine. Pour the dressing over the vegetables, mix well, and refrigerate for at least one hour before serving.
Adapted from The Military Wives’ Cookbook, by Carolyn Quick Tillery