Sweet Cucumber and Mandarin Orange Salad
Here's one I've yet to try- from "At Home in the Kitchen" by Jorg Morgan. Her recipes are usually grand!! Prep time includes chilling time.
- Ready In:
- 1hr 15mins
- 1 medium cucumber, peeled and sliced into very thin rounds (app. 2 cups)
- 1 (11 ounce) can mandarin oranges, drained
- 1 medium sweet onion, sliced into very thin rings (app. 1 cup)
- 2 teaspoons granulated sugar
- 1⁄3 cup white vinegar
- 1 teaspoon chopped fresh tarragon
- salt & pepper, to taste
- In a serving bowl, combine the cucumbers, oranges, and onion rings.
- In a small bowl, stir together the sugar and vinegar until the sugar dissolves.
- Pour the vinegar mixture over the cucumber salad. Toss well.
- Add chopped tarragon. Season with salt and pepper.
- Chill 1 hour before serving.
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We enjoyed this light and refreshing salad & dressing Kizzikate. What a wonderful way to use the fresh tarragon in my garden. The flavour of the dressing was lovely, semi sweet and slightly tart with a hint of licorice. I used a small vidalia onion and was very pleased with its addition to the salad, I really enjoyed the way it complimented the fresh mandarin oranges and english cucumbers that I used. Thanks so much for sharing.
I really liked this salad and most certainly make it again. The combination of oranges and cucumbers was bright light and summery. Taking heed from Math Mom I reduced the onion to 1/2 of a large vidalia. The proportions seemed right on. What perplexed me a bit was the dressing. Still can decide if it was too tart or just needed something else. Thinking reducing the vinegar to 1/4 cup and doubling the tarragon will work and plan to try it that way soon.