Okay, continuing on with this I Love Summer Theme (for the next 365 days, puhleeeeeze) – I’m going to make you look at pictures of bright cheery things.
Okay, nevermind. But seriously, how refreshing are cucumbers? If you could bite a piece of summertime, I think it would taste like a cucumber mixed with a watermelon.
I feel refreshed just thinking about it.
Oh, and speaking of mixing vegetables with fruits, my mama and I once planted a bunch of watermelons next to a bunch of pumpkins and a few of them cross-pollinated. We ended up with this weird mix that looked like a pumpkin with stripes, and smelled like a watermelon. No one believes me when I tell them that story – especially not my logical-left-brained husband – but it really did happen.
This fruit-vegetable combo is much more feasible, and it tastes delicious, too. Which is more than I can say about the watermelon-pumpkin phenomenon of 1992.
Cucumber and Orange Salad
- 2 large cucumbers
- 1 medium orange
- 1 lime
- a handful of mint leaves
- 3-4 chives
- 1/4 C feta cheese
Peel, seed, and chop the cucumbers into smallish bite sized pieces. (To get rid of the seeds, slice length-wise and scrape a spoon down the seedy middle part of the cucumber. Do it over your sink or a bowl, and those juicy seeds will fly right out)
Then cut the peel off the orange, and dice that into similarly sized pieces as the cucumber. Then combine the rest of the ingredients, toss, and serve chilled.