Summer Dill Salad

This quick, simple salad is one of my kitchen standbys whenever dill is in season in my garden. The honey softens the slow, low burn of the Serrano, and the cucumbers really mop up all of the flavors in the dressing. The fresh, crisp crunch of cabbage as background rounds out the mix.

I served this last night with the shallot-basil burgers of the previous post, and it was a great pairing. I’d say my guests reaction is a good indicator of how tasty this is. As good as those burgers were, and they were, the salad was demolished in much shorter order, while a few patties still remained as leftovers by the end of the evening.

Summer Dill Salad:

  • 1/4 large head red cabbage
  • 2 persian cucumbers
  • 1/2 sweet onion
  • 1 scallion
  • 2/3 bunch of fresh dill
  • 3 small sized cloves of garlic
  • 1 small serrano pepper
  • 4 tbsp white wine vinegar
  • 1.5 tbsp honey
  • 2 tbsp olive oil
  • salt and pepper to taste

Wash and peel the cucumbers. I like to leave a little bit of skin on them in thin strips, for the color, pattern, and the texture. With the persian cucumbers this is no problem, as they are not bitter at all.

Cut the cucumbers in half lengthwise, then cut the halves into half inch slices.

Shred the cabbage thinly.

Chop the dill.

Slice the onion thinly.

Slice the green onion thinly.

Mince the garlic and Serrano together.

Place all of the ingredients in a bowl, and mix well. Let sit in the fridge for at least 20 minutes, and toss again before serving.

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2 Responses to “Summer Dill Salad”

  1. Janis Says:

    Sveiks, tagad tikai atcerejos Tava bloga nosaukumu. Sodien nopirku sarkano kapostu,gurkus,dilles un parejo. Diemzeel jaiztiek ar spaniesu cilli,jo Rigaa jau tie smalkie pipari nav. Ceru,ka sanaaks labi.

    • pavaarsmunters Says:

      Sveiks, Jāni!

      Liels prieks, ka tu sveiks un vesels esi atgriezis Latvijā, un arī par to, ka tev manus salātus tīk tik ļoti lai pats tos mājās gatavot. Tas man ir milzīgs gandarījums. Un, skaidrs, ka būs labi ar Spānijas čilijiem. Šajā receptē čilijam nav lielas garšas lomas, bet ir pielikt klāt lai piedāvāt mazu, maigu, mīļu asumiņu – tāds šļifa noķ. 🙂 Mārtiņš arī mājās ir šos gatavojis, un viņš bez problēmām izmantoja jalapeņo.

      Ieskaties arī jaunākā receptē, jo man liekas tev patiks – grilētās baklažānu rulītes ar pistācijas pildījumu.

      Nu, tad, līdz augustam!

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