Let Us Honor Memorial Day, and Kick Start Summer with a Cucumber, Mustard and Dill Salad



Get out your white shoes, and let's celebrate the start of summer by honoring our nation's veterans!

Let us pay tribute to all veteran's who have given their lives to our nation's wars...


Gravestones at Arlington National Cemetery decorated with American flags on Memorial Day


On Monday ~ Memorial Day ~ according to the "The National Moment of Remembrance Act," passed in December, 2000, we Americans are encouraged to pause wherever we are at 3:00 p.m. local time, for a minute of silence to remember and honor those who have died in service to our nation.  

It's a way we can all help put memorial back into Memorial Day.




Now for the cucumber salad...






It's super quick, super easy and, you guessed it:  super good and tasty!




You won't find a fresher-tasting salad than this simple stunner.

It's a Cool, Refreshing, Summertime Salad!


Cucumber, Mustard and Dill Salad

Ingredients:

2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
2 teaspoons Dijon mustard
½ teaspoon salt
1½ teaspoons sugar
1 tablespoon olive oil
1 large seedless cucumber, peeled
1 small white onion, sliced thin
2 tablespoons chopped dill

Method:

Whisk together vinegar, mustard, salt and sugar. 
Add oil in a slow stream, stirring constantly.
Halve cucumber lengthwise, cut halves crosswise into ⅛"-thick slices.
Toss cucumber with onion, dill and vinaigrette.

Serves 4 
Printable recipe


Enjoy!









Here’s wishing you all


a


Safe and Happy


Memorial Day Weekend!






29 comments:

  1. Looks very appetizing and tasty!

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    1. Thanks, Angie! Have a great weekend!

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  2. Dear Pam, It is so important to remember those who gave so much.
    What a nice salad to enjoy with a nice meal.
    Have a beautiful and safe weekend. xo

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    1. You're so right, Catherine! Thanks and have a great weekend!

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  3. Sounds refreshing!

    Have a safe weekend.

    M : )

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    1. Thanks, Melinda! You be safe also!

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  4. Yםur post is a nice tribute to the veterans.
    The cucumber salad reminds us of the simplest,most tasty dishes that make our summer - the veggie salads.

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    1. Thanks, Duta! Veterans don't get all the credit they need to. Glad you like the cucumbers!

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  5. Pam, Simple is frequently the best! My better half would love this refreshing salad...but although I do like cucumbers...onions...especially raw...not so much. Thanks to our veterans for all they've sacrificed for our freedom! Have a great Memorial Day... Take Care, Big Daddy Dave

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    1. You're right, Dave! This is pretty simple and good. I get you with the onions, but I would add even more. ☺ Yes, thanks to our veterans! Have a safe happy weekend!

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  6. Hope you're having a relaxing weekend! I'd love to add this cucumber salad to our menu---what a great hot weather recipe!

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    1. Thanks, Liz! Have a great rest of the weekend!

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  7. Great post. Love the way your blog looks. Will stop and remember those who gave so much.

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    1. Hi Carol! Thanks so much! Yes, it's an important holiday.

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  8. Wearing white shoes! I had forgotten all about that tradition. I wonder if people still follow it.

    Have a good Memorial Day.

    best... mae at maefood.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Mae! I think the tradition has gone by the wayside. I guess anything goes now. You have a good Memorial Day also!

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  9. I love cucumber salads in the summer and the Dijon in this recipe sounds terrific! Hope you're having a great holiday weekend, Pam!

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    1. Thanks, Susan! Dijon perks it up! Take care

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  10. We can never forget those that gave so much for us.
    I love using mustard in salad dressings but never would have thought of this one…I know I will like it, thanks Pam.

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    1. Thanks, Karen! You're right about the military. And the mustard also. ☺ Take care

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  11. Happy Memorial Day to you. And what a lovely summer salad, cucumber and dill match so well.

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    1. Thanks, Evelyne! I'm so happy we're moving on to summer! Love it!

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  12. Beautiful salad Pam and a lovely tribute for Memorial Day!

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    1. Thanks, Cheri! Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  13. looks absolutely delicious, hope you had a lovely weekend!

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  14. I bet this tastes like a creamy dill pickle! All the great flavors of summer. I had to laugh at the white shoes comment. It brought back so many memories. Then I realized I don't have any white shoes! Must be getting old :)

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