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Simple Celery Cucumber Salad Recipes

Take this along on your next summer picnic or add it to the Sunday night cookout menu. It will disappear in a hurry. The recipe doubles easily. It is definitely a simple salad recipes.

Makes 6 to 8 servings

  • 4 ribs celery, strung if necessary and thinly sliced 1/2 English cucumber, halved lengthwise, seeded, and thinly sliced

  • 2 bunches (12 to 16) green onions (scallions), white and light green parts only, thinly sliced; or 1 small sweet onion, halved and thinly sliced

  • 1/2 red bell pepper, seeded and minced or very thinly sliced

  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh parsley, plus 1 tablespoon for garnishing

  • 1 tablespoon Dijon style mustard

  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cumin

  • Salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste

  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar

  • 1/2 cup salad or extra virgin olive oil

  1. In a medium size bowl, toss together the celery, cucumber and onions. Add the bell pepper and the 1/4 cup of parley. In a small bowl, whisk together the mustard, cumin, salt pepper and vinegar. Slowly whisk in the oil until the dressing is thick.

  2. Just before serving, toss half the dressing with the vegetables. Add more dressing if the salad appears too dry. Pass the remaining dressing in a small bowl. Serve the salad chilled, garnished with the additional parsley.

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