Cucumbers and bbq are a match. Finely sliced (for years a favorite with the kids) or served as a homemade tzatziki and very occasionally as a sweet and sour salad. Because I love it (but the children do love it a bit less) when the cucumber is marinated in a mixture of vinegar and sugar. Leave for at least one night in the marinade otherwise you will not get optimal flavor. And definitely get the seeds out. A salad of cucumber becomes way too wet if you let them in. You scrape them with the back of your spoon from the cucumber.
Have you noticed that cucumbers on holiday can look very different (and very different flavors) from the ones we buy in the Netherlands. They are often thick and small and have a very hard shell with bubbles. They look like oversized pickles and also got a slightly stronger flavor. But when I looked further I became awear that there are several types of cucumbers in a foreign supermarket (at least the one I go to) and when I walked into the grocery store, I finally came along a tray with Hollandés (eg Dutch cucumbers) cucumbers. Just the kind that we know.
If you can’t find them in your supermarket on your vacation adress, you can also use those other cucumber to! Though they are a bit stronger in taste, they are delicious. Especially in this salad!
Cucumber salad with garlic and pepper
Did you know 4Pure by Andrea can be found at Pinterest. You can find me via this link. All recipes are in English.