In addition to parades, cemetery visits, Religious Services, Memorial Day weekend usually includes a barbecue or picnic. What to serve or bring? I can assist with a recipe for a summertime favorite: Cucumber Salad.
In 1989, when I knew that my mother and sister were organizing my bridal shower (although the date and location remained a surprise), I had one request: to ask each guest to bring a copy of her favorite recipe.
The one I'm posting came from Yvonne Ford, a long-time family friend. I of course shared the recipe with my mother, and we've both been making it ever since. The photo of the salad I made today is double the recipe below. I tend to use less red onion, too.
Two things: it's probably best to use a food processor if you have one, and refrigerate the salad overnight.
Yvonne Ford's Cucumber Salad
- 1/4 cup sugar
- 1/2 cup cider vinegar
- 1/3 cup oil
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 2 medium cucumbers
- 1 red onion
Thinly slice cucumbers and onion (a food processor is great for this) and alternate slices in a bowl or dish that can be covered.
Pour mixture over cukes and onion. Sprinkle with chives. Refrigerate overnight. Serves six.
Do you have a favorite summertime recipe? Feel free to share if you like! Let me know if you try this out, I'd love to hear your opinion.
Best wishes for a safe and enjoyable Memorial Day Weekend.