Cookbook Challenge – Cucumber Dill Salad


The cookbook/magazine challenge is still doing strange things to my recipe selection. I don’t want to say that I’m not a salad person, because I do enjoy a nice big salad sometimes…but I can’t say that it’s normal for me to flip through a magazine and be drawn to so many salad recipes. Simple ones too! Since I don’t make salad very often, I really like making my own small batches of dressing when the impulse hits. It’s way easier than you might think and it’s pretty sweet that you can make a tasty dressing with only a few ingredients rather than the loads of complicated things that are listed on a bottle. This salad was very fresh with nice crunch and paired well with my… mac & cheese bites. Heh, kind of cut down on the classy, healthy thing didn’t I? I tend to do that. Paul bought us the Trader Joe’s mac & cheese bites so that I would have something quick to eat when I returned from my Colorado trip. They were good! Try both, I say!


Crispy & Lemony Salad (From Martha Stewart Everyday Food March 2013)

1 head romain, chopped

1/4 cup dill sprigs

1 english cucumber

1/4 cup olive oil

2 tablespoons lemon juice

Combine the salad ingredients in one bowl. Whisk together dressing ingredients in another; season. Drizzle over salad and toss. Top with cracked black pepper. Serves 4.

16 thoughts on “Cookbook Challenge – Cucumber Dill Salad

  1. cluttercafe says:

    I love this salad! I make it a lot when the cukes are abundant in the summer. I always make it with spciy grilled shrimp. I think it’s the cool vs. spicy thing that makes it such a good combination. Love it!

  2. Stephanie Hawkes says:

    Looks nice and fresh! I too am not a huge salad person, but I have been craving them more lately with all this hot weather. My favorite cucumber dill salad is from Ina Garten. It’s more involved, but totally worth it 🙂 If you make this recipe, I recommend that you cut back on the yogurt, you really don’t need as much as she says. If you’re feeling lazy, you can also skip the salting part.

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