Recipe by USA WEEKEND columnist Pam Anderson
"Cucumber salad perfectly accompanies a piece of grilled salmon. Salting and draining the cucumbers first intensifies their flavor and makes the salad less watery. Once the cucumbers have released some of their moisture, pat them dry on paper towels and dress them with sour cream, vinegar and dill. If you're not a dill fan, feel free to substitute basil or parsley, fresh or dried."
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cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeds scraped out, then thinly sliced
red onion, thinly sliced
red wine vinegar
Ground black pepper
4 (5 ounce)
Delicious, yummy and easy! I didn't have 30 min. to let the cucumbers sit and drain, but they were fine after maybe 10 or 15.
Very flavorful. Loved the salad. I did add balsamic vinager to the salad which gave it a richer flavor.
this is good and easy. I added some plain yogurt in place of some sour cream, and kosher salt is much better to use on the cucumbers--you want to get rid of liquid, not make them salty.
I only made the cucumber salad and it was pretty good. I added celery seed instead of dill, because it was what I had at the time. I also only added 4 tablespoons of sour cream, left the seeds in and sliced my cucs chunky. :P Tasty.
We made this for dinner last night. We are watching our calories but not wanting to miss out on flavor. We made it exactly as written, it was full of flavor. The salad is light and refreshing. We will make this many more times. It is super!
Well I only made the cucumber salad to this recipe. I also made the salmon but I put it in the oven. I brushed olive oil on the filets, added a little bit of dill and rosemary and pepper and salt to each of them (not much just a little of each) then squeezed lemon juice on them and put some thin lemon slices on top, wrapped them in foil, put them on a baking sheet and into the oven. :) The cucumber salad was good too but I did add some chopped, seeded tomatoe pieces and it was yummy. I also just used regular vinegar since that is what I had. Both went very well together! Thanks for the idea ;)
The Cucumber Salad was a perfect compliment. I will definately make this again.
This was ok. The cucumber salad lacked alot of flavor, but the salmon was good.
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
Grilled Salmon With Cucumber Salad
Serving Size: 1/4 of a recipe
Servings Per Recipe: 4
Amount Per Serving
Calories from Fat: 211
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