Saturday, 28 November 2015

Cool Cucumbers

It makes sense to grow some of the vegetables you like to eat. I grow cucumbers in the warmer months here because we eat lots of them in salads, on sandwiches and in wraps. It saves me money to grow them rather than buy them and, straight from the garden, they are super-fresh and crunchy. I know there are no chemical sprays used on them either because I'm the grower!

Cool cucumbers harvested from our veggie patch...less than a minute from our back door.

A few of these cucumbers were chopped up and added to a crunchy salad for lunch. Refreshing cucumber in our weekend salad was just the thing on what was a rather warm day here.

A healthy lunch featuring lettuce and cucumber from our garden

To make our weekend salad, wash and chop some mixed lettuce leaves and peeled cucumbers. Add sliced avocado, grated carrot, chopped green beans and crumbled marinated feta. Sprinkle with a few cashew nuts to emphasise the crunch even more and you have a delicious lunch. You could add some grilled chicken on top or some sliced ham on the side. I dressed this salad with the herb-infused oil the feta is marinated in. Yum!

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