Chef Darlene Shares Her Favorite Summer Time Recipes

Chef Darlene shares her favorite summer time treats just in time to celebrate Independence Day.

Happy 4th of July!!  
 Here are some of my favorite "Summertime Recipes"
Cucumber Salads are great quick and easy throw together side dishes! So, refreshing to eat on a hot summer day, and to help not waste any cucumbers from the garden too! For the health benefits cucumbers provides us with a unique combination of nutrients. These three types of phytonutrients found in cucumbers provide us with valuable antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits. Yeah!!
                                        This is a salad that will bring back many "Summertime Memories" Enjoy!!
4 Cucumbers, thinly sliced
2 Tablespoons Salt
c. White Vinegar
3 Tablespoons Sugar
1 medium Onion, thinly sliced
Pepper to taste 
Peel and slice cucumbers.  Place in bowl (NOT metal) Add salt and mix well.  Refrigerate for about 2 hrs. Rinse cucumbers in cold water and drain. Mix vinegar, sugar and pepper.  Pour over cucumbers and onions slices.  Chill for several hours 
                                      CUCUMBER  YOGURT  SALAD
 5 c. thinly sliced Cucumbers
3/4 c. thinly sliced Purple Onion
1 small carton plain low fat Yogurt
3 Tbsp. Apple Cider Vinegar
1 Tbsp. Lemon juice   Mix yogurt, lemon juice and vinegar together.  Pour over cucumber and onions.  Toss.  Let chill.  Will last several days in the refrigerator
                     TOMATO - CUCUMBER  &  CHICKEN  PEA  SALAD

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