RECIPE

Cucumber and Celery Salad

Marinated veggies and roasted red peppers combine with celery and cucumber for a tangy salad that is a great alternative to regular mixed greens. Try serving with Hungarian-ish Mini-Dumpling and Egg Noodle Soup.

Ingredients

  • 3 tablespoons pickle relish
  • 2 tablespoons cider vinegar or red wine vinegar
  • 3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil (EVOO)
  • 1 English (seedless) cucumber, quartered lengthwise and sliced into 1/2-inch slices (you can use a regular cucumber, but seed it and if the skin is waxy, peel it)
  • 5-6 ribs celery from the heart, sliced 1/2-inch thick
  • 1/4 cup chopped hot or roasted red peppers or 1/2 small fresh bell pepper, whichever you have on hand
  • 1 small jar marinated mushrooms or artichoke hearts or 1 cup giardiniera (pickled vegetable salad), chopped
  • Salt and pepper

Preparation

Place relish in the bottom of a bowl. Whisk in vinegar, followed by EVOO (eyeball it). Add cucumber, celery, peppers and marinated vegetables of choice to the bowl. Toss salad and adjust salt and pepper, to taste.

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