I Wish I Could Give You a Cucumber
Last year I planted cucumbers in my vegetable garden for the first time. I put in three plants which produced more cucumbers than were humanly possible to eat. I thought I was playing it safe by planting two this past spring. Next year -- I'll only be putting one in my garden.
I wonder if my neighbors know that it's me dropping the bags of cucumbers at their door, knocking, and running away as fast as I can!
So now I'm always on the lookout for something... anything delicious to make with a cucumber. My neighbor pulled this Cucumber, Tomato, and Pineapple Salad with Asian Dressing out of her refrigerator the other night when I stopped by and gave me a sample. I loved it! Cool, refreshing, healthy, and a fantastic way to not only use up cucumbers, but also tomatoes, jalapeños, and mint from my garden.
I see this as a great side dish to grilled meats and fish. Tonight I served this salad alongside baked Salmon Croquettes; a family favorite.