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Saturday, September 11, 2010

Honeydew Cucumber Salad

This was a delicious dish! Really refreshing and cool on a hot summer night. It reminded me of a dish my dad would make in the summertime - cucumbers, vinegar, sugar and water. I don't think anything else... and that was tasty too.

Try this one - even The Children liked it!

Honeydew Cucumber Salad
Yield: Makes 5 cups; 4 to 5 servings

1/3 cup white wine vinegar
1/4 cup honey
2 teaspoons yellow mustard seeds
1/2 teaspoon celery seeds
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 cups cubed or balled honeydew melon pieces
2 cupa diced peeled cucumber
1 cup halved seedless green grapes
2 tablespoons finely chopped chives

1. In a 1- to 1 1/2-quart pan, combine vinegar, honey, 1/4 cup water, mustard seeds, celery seeds, and salt. Simmer over medium heat for 5 minutes, then boil over high heat, stirring often, until reduced to 1/2 cup, about 2 minutes longer. Let cool.

2. In a salad bowl, combine vinegar mixture, honeydew, cucumber, and grapes. Cover and chill, stirring occasionally to blend flavors, at least 15 minutes and up to 1 hour.

3. Stir in chives. Spoon onto plates to serve.

(adapted from Sunset Magazine)


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  1. That sound fantastic and looks amazing!

  2. Behind on my blog visits! Printing this. Looks fabulous!

  3. Great for the hot summer temps in Las Vegas.

  4. made this for tonight. Grapes are way too expensive so I had to pass on them but it's still pretty good without them. Thanks!

  5. I have made this twice in the last two weeks!!! I love it!!! Thanks for sharing :)