Cucumber Salad with Grapes
1 lb cucumbers, peeled or unpeeled
1 tsp garlic, minced
Approximately 20 green grapes, sliced in half
2 Tbsp Vera Jane's Extra-Virgin Olive Oil
1 tsp Aunt Mary's Italian White Wine Vinegar
2 tsp chives, minced (for garnish)
Slice the cucumbers in half lengthwise. Use a spoon to scoop out the middle, discard the seeds. If using rather large cucumbers, slice them again lengthwise. Then cut them
crosswise into 1/4-inch to 1/2-inch slices. Place in a large bowl and sprinkle with a tsp of kosher salt. Toss to distribute the salt evenly around the cucumber pieces. Let sit for 20 to 25 minutes while the salt helps pull excess moisture out of the cucumbers. Then rinse off the salt, drain the cucumbers, and squeeze out more excess moisture with paper towels.
Mix the cucumbers, garlic, grapes, olive oil, and vinegar together in a large bowl and add more salt to taste. Garnish with chives and serve.
Makes 4 servings
Prep Time: 30 Minutes
Per serving: 90 calories; 7g total fat; 1g saturated fat; 0mg cholesterol; 150mg sodium; 8g total carbohydrates; 1g dietary fiber; 1g protein;