Lemon Cucumber Salad
3 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1 teaspoon chopped chile pepper
1 tablespoon chopped fresh lavender, (optional)
1 medium red onion, thinly sliced
1/2 red bell pepper
cut into thin strips
Red leaf lettuce leaves
In small bowl, combine vinegar, oil, chile pepper and lavender if using.
Lemon cucumbers are named for their round, yellow appearance, not their flavor, which is sweet and mild. If not available, choose another heirloom cucumber, such as Japanese or Armenian, for this salad.
Friday, December 10, 2010 - 1:02am