My husband has a slight case of pneumonia so I am not really focused on this blog as much as I would like. He will be okay over time yet his illness means many things now fall to me to do so I will be brief for now.
Cucumber is always that humble veg that people toss into a lettuce based salad, but I have been craving them alot lately and so have been making them the star of the show. They are super refreshing in summer and if you have meals that have alot of spice to them, they can be eaten on the side to cool down the heat.
a bunch of watercress
sundried tomatoes either rehydrated or in oil
cracked black pepper
You may toss everything into one salad bowl and mix and call it a day or if you want to do things separately, then premix each compontent as follows:
Toss the watercress in lemon juice and olive oil and let sit till slightly wilted, then drain and place in center of plate. In the meantime,
Marinate the thinly sliced cucumbers and when ready to assemble, plate them around the watercress.
Top the water cress with sundried tomatoes then with the walnuts. sprinkle cracked pepper over the plate if desired
You can easily use the left over dressing over these vegetables too.
Finally add olives
We do not use added salt to our cooking but you may mix the lemon juice and olive oil with salt if you prefer.