Cucumber, Pepper and Tomato Salad

This simple dish highlights the season’s freshest, sweetest produce with a simple vinaigrette made with cucumber vinegar. If you can’t find cucumber vinegar online or in your local specialty store, apple cider vinegar will work as a substitute. This recipe comes to us from Chef Bryce Shuman of Betony restaurant.

Serves 2

For the Cucumber Vinaigrette

  • 300 g (1 1/4 cups) cucumber vinegar (or apple cider vinegar)
  • 900 g (4 1/4 cups) extra virgin olive oil
  • 14 g (2 1/2 tsp) salt

Combine all the ingredients in a bowl, and mix well with a whisk. Transfer to a squeeze bottle. Reserve.

For the Salad:

  • 2 cucumbers, blonde
  • 2 peppers, sweet
  • 3 cherry tomatoes
  • 12 g (about 1 tbsp) Cucumber Vinaigrette
  • 3 g (1/2 tsp) salt (to taste)
  • 3 dill plouches (sprigs)
  • Extra virgin olive oil, to finish

Split both of the blonde cucumbers in half, and slice one half of the cucumbers into 1⁄4 inch thick slices. Cut the peppers into 1⁄4 inch thick rings. Remove the stems from the tomatoes, and slice them in half. In a large mixing bowl, combine the cucumbers, peppers, and cherries. Dress with the cucumber vinaigrette and season to taste with salt. Toss well. On an appetizer plate, arrange the vegetables by shingling the different cucumbers, peppers and tomatoes on the plate. Garnish with the dill plouches and finish with the finishing extra virgin olive oil. Serve.

Alternatively, make your own cucumber vinegar:

  • 500 g cucumber skin
  • 500 g cucumber seeds
  • 1000 g champagne vinegar

In a cryovac bag, combine the cucumber skins, the seeds, and the vinegar. Seal at 24 mBar. Steep the mixture under refrigeration for 1 week. Strain and reserve the vinegar.

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Nutrition Information

Cucumber, Pepper and Tomato Salad

Servings per Recipe: 2

Amount per Serving

Calories:  159

Calories from Fat:  41

Total Fat:  5g

Saturated Fat:  1g

Cholesterol:  0mg

Sodium:  630mg

Potassium:  1261mg

Carbohydrates:  26g

Dietary Fiber:  7g

Protein:  5g

Sugars:  15g

Vitamin A:  107%

Vitamin C:  305%

Calcium:  12

Iron:  16

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