Philacatessen | Silver Slicer Cucumber Salad

Photos by Keri White

New week, new discoveries at my local farmers market.

This past Sunday found me gawking at what looked like an albino cucumber. When I asked the farmer what it was, he informed me authoritatively, “silver slicer cucumbers. They taste exactly like regular cucumbers but are, perhaps, a bit crisper.”

Ever eager to try new, local produce, I bought a few and set about making a salad to showcase them. The results were good — simple and straightforward, highlighting the ingredients rather than the preparation. If you can’t find silver slicers, fear not; regular green cukes will do just fine in this salad.

Here’s what I did:

Silver Slicer Summer Salad

Serves two to four

2 cucumbers, peeled and sliced

1 small handful fresh parsley, coarsely chopped (about ¼ cup)

Juice of 1 lime

1 tablespoon olive oil

¼ teaspoon salt

Generous sprinkling of black pepper

Toss all the ingredients together in a medium-sized bowl and let it sit for a few minutes — or a few hours.


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