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Cucumber Salad with Green Onion

Cucumbers are abundant all year. It’s a nice cool crunchy salad anytime.

4 cucumbers, peeled and sliced 

2-4 green onions, sliced

1/2 cup light or regular Hellmanns mayonnaise

1/2 cup buttermilk

1/2 teaspoon salt

1/2 teaspoon sugar

1/2 to 1 teaspoon dried dill weed, optional

  • In a large bowl combine the cucumbers and onion
  • In a small bowl combine the mayo, buttermilk, salt and sugar
  • The dill is optional and completely changes the flavor
  • Mix together and serve cold.
  • Store it in the frig till serving time
  • Voila!

Greek Chicken and Barley Salad

Barley as an alternative to orzo or pasta adds fiber and flavor to the traditional Greek salad.

Cold Cucumber and Lettuce Soup

This refreshing summer soup seems new and trendy, but it really is my Russian Grandma Korzin’s recipe! My mom told me about this as I was preparing a pureed cucumber soup for a dinner party. I do remember eating this in my grandmother’s kitchen. It is the original “Ranch” dressing!

In a large ceramic or glass bowl combine:

4 cups cucumber, peeled, large seeds removed, cut into 1/2 inch chunks

4 green onions, sliced thin (this should be heavy on the onion)

Sprinkle heavily with Kosher salt and let sit 20 minutes

Add 1 head iceberg lettuce which has been sliced in 1 inch slices and then cut into 1 inch squares

In a small bowl whisk together:

2 cups sour cream and 4 cups buttermilk

Stir into vegetables. Serve immediately and make sure it is cold! 

The leftovers wilt as it sits in the frig. My grandmother preferred to serve her lettuce soup that way.

This is about 6-8 servings