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.

  • Posted by: ATG117
  • July 8, 2012
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micheleinmaryland
micheleinmaryland July 8, 2012

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

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Benny
Benny July 8, 2012

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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ATG117
ATG117 July 8, 2012

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.

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Benny
Benny July 9, 2012

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 :)

Bill F
Bill F July 9, 2012

Was a kind of a tzaziki (spelling) sauce?

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Bill F
Bill F July 9, 2012

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

sexyLAMBCHOPx
sexyLAMBCHOPx July 9, 2012
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.
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lapadia
lapadia July 9, 2012

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...

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lapadia
lapadia July 9, 2012

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

Bevi
Bevi July 9, 2012

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.

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