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cucumber salad dressing

There's a cafe I grew up going to that made a delightful salad dressing. They called it a cucumber dressing and it certainly had a cucumber base. No mayo or anything creamy. A bit zingy from vinegar and what tasted like a hint of onion. Anyone have a recipe for something like this? I'm going to try to recreate it without one, but figured I'd take a peak at proportions first if anyone had a good lead.

asked by ATG117 over 2 years ago
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added over 2 years ago

Never heard of it, but it sounds good, and I would guess that you could puree some cucumber, add some white vinegar, olive oil and a little onion and cayenne pepper. And why not a bit of yogurt while you're at it? Yum

Food52
added over 2 years ago

Try pureeing a skinned and seeded cucumber with oil, vinegar, onions, herbs, mustard with a pinch of sugar and salt in a blender until smooth.

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added over 2 years ago

Thanks. This is exactly what I was thinking. What I'm still curious about is how many cucumbers you would use and how long you think this should last in the fridge.

Food52
added over 2 years ago

It depends on how juicy and what size your cucumber is i guess. try to start with one cucumber, a couple tablespoons of vinegar and about a half a cup of oil. If that isn't quite what you were looking for, adjust accordingly and try again. Sometimes ya just gotta try a couple times to get it right :)

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added over 2 years ago

Was a kind of a tzaziki (spelling) sauce?

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added over 2 years ago

Sorry just noticed you said nothing creamy. Disregard my answer.

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added over 2 years ago

http://www.food52.com/recipes...
I added this recipe about a year ago and the cucumbers alone are worth making. Adding minced shallots would be great; maybe it will give you some inspiration.

Massimo's_deck_reflection_10_27_13
added over 2 years ago

Here is a Cucumber dressing I posted on F52 you could check out:
http://www.food52.com/recipes...

And, here is my version tzatziki that inspired the recipe:
http://www.food52.com/recipes...

Massimo's_deck_reflection_10_27_13
added over 2 years ago

PS - it is a vinaigrette with a touch of creamy texture :)

Cakes
added over 2 years ago

And here is my version of cucumber dressing: http://food52.com/recipes...

You can use rice vinegar, champagne vinegar, but I don't recommend apple cider vinegar.