Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe

Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe. A beautiful and delicious take on a traditional Caprese Salad, this Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe is a perfect side dish with steak, burgers, turkey legs, barbecue chicken and more! Easy to make, this Cucumber Caprese Salad recipe is loaded with sweet, fresh vegetables. Try it today!


A beautiful and delicious take on a traditional Caprese Salad, this Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe is a perfect side dish with steak, burgers, turkey legs, barbecue chicken and more! Easy to make, this Cucumber Caprese Salad recipe is loaded with sweet, fresh vegetables. Try it today!

Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe

Hubby came up with this idea years ago using the bounty that came from our CSA. It is a simple recipe that is easy to put together. It is an awesome use of fresh vegetables, great any time of year!!



We make this all. the. time. I make it at least twice per week in the summer as we usually have a load of fresh cukes, fresh tomatoes, fresh oregano, and fresh basil growing in my garden. I just make certain I chop up the fresh basil fine and substitute for the dry basil in the recipe.

We also make this fairly regularly in the winter as cucumbers are reasonably priced, and there is always some sort of tomato on sale. Wwhile I like cherry tomatoes best in this recipe, I will cut up beefsteak, hothouse, Roma, etc into small bite-sized pieces and use them – especially when on sale!

Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe Notes:

• Another thing – do not be afraid to change the quantitles of anything. Like balsamic vinegar? Add more! Like cucumbers? Add more. This recipe is very forgiving and I play with the quanities and ratios contantly.

• Have a big crowd? This recipe doubles and triples beautifully. Just be aware of your container size for mixing.

• This will keep well for a few days in the fridge. Along about day three the mozzerella starts to get really soft, so try not to let it go past then.

Cucumber Caprese Salad Mise en Place:

• Small Bowl
• Medium Bowl
Peeler
Cutting Board
• Knife
Measuring Cup
Measuring Spoons

Cucumber Caprese Salad Ingredients:

Ingredients:

• 2 TBSP Olive Oil
• 1 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
• 1 TBSP Dried Oregano
• 1 TBSP Dried Basil
• Dash Salt
• Dash Pepper
• 1 Cucumber Peeled, Skin Scraped w/Fork and Sliced Thin and Diced
• 1½ cups Cherry Tomatoes quartered
• 8oz Fresh Mozzarella
• ½ Large Red Onion Diced

Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe. A beautiful and delicious take on a traditional Caprese Salad, this Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe is a perfect side dish with steak, burgers, turkey legs, barbecue chicken and more! Easy to make, this Cucumber Caprese Salad recipe is loaded with sweet, fresh vegetables. Try it today!


Cucumber Caprese Salad Directions:

• In a small bowl mix together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dried oregano, dried basil and a dash of salt and pepper; set aside.

Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe. A beautiful and delicious take on a traditional Caprese Salad, this Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe is a perfect side dish with steak, burgers, turkey legs, barbecue chicken and more! Easy to make, this Cucumber Caprese Salad recipe is loaded with sweet, fresh vegetables. Try it today!


Peel washed cucumber, scrap the skin with a fork up and down a few times. Slice thin and dice. Add to a medium sized bowl.

Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe. A beautiful and delicious take on a traditional Caprese Salad, this Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe is a perfect side dish with steak, burgers, turkey legs, barbecue chicken and more! Easy to make, this Cucumber Caprese Salad recipe is loaded with sweet, fresh vegetables. Try it today!


• Quarter washed cherry tomatoes. Add to the bowl with the cucumbers.

Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe. A beautiful and delicious take on a traditional Caprese Salad, this Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe is a perfect side dish with steak, burgers, turkey legs, barbecue chicken and more! Easy to make, this Cucumber Caprese Salad recipe is loaded with sweet, fresh vegetables. Try it today!


• Thinly slice and dice your red onion (of you do not like onion, feel free to omit from the recipe). Add to bowl with cucumbers and tomatoes.
• Slice mozzarella into bite sized pieces (or use pearl sized mozzarella balls). Add to bowl with cucumbers, tomatoes and red onion.

Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe. A beautiful and delicious take on a traditional Caprese Salad, this Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe is a perfect side dish with steak, burgers, turkey legs, barbecue chicken and more! Easy to make, this Cucumber Caprese Salad recipe is loaded with sweet, fresh vegetables. Try it today!


• Pour marinade over vegetables and cheese; mix well.
• Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.

• Makes 4 servings Cucumber Caprese Salad

Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe. A beautiful and delicious take on a traditional Caprese Salad, this Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe is a perfect side dish with steak, burgers, turkey legs, barbecue chicken and more! Easy to make, this Cucumber Caprese Salad recipe is loaded with sweet, fresh vegetables. Try it today!


Cucumber Caprese Salad

Cucumber Caprese Salad
A beautiful and delicious take on a traditional Caprese Salad, this Cucumber Caprese Salad Recipe is a perfect side dish with steak, burgers, turkey legs, barbecue chicken and more! Easy to make, this Cucumber Caprese Salad recipe is loaded with sweet, fresh vegetables. Try it today!
Prep Time 10 minutes
Additional Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes

Ingredients

  • 2 TBSP Olive Oil
  • 1 TBSP Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1 TBSP Dried Oregano
  • 1 TBSP Dried Basil
  • Dash Salt
  • Dash Pepper
  • 1 Cucumber Peeled, Skin Scraped w/Fork and Sliced Thin and Diced
  • 1½ cups Cherry Tomatoes quartered
  • 8oz Fresh Mozzarella
  • ½ Large Red Onion Diced

Instructions

  1. In a small bowl mix together olive oil, balsamic vinegar, dried oregano, dried basil and a dash of salt and pepper; set aside.
  2. Peel washed cucumber, scrap the skin with a fork up and down a few times. Slice thin and dice. Add to a medium sized bowl.
  3. Quarter washed cherry tomatoes. Add to the bowl with the cucumbers.
  4. Thinly slice and dice your red onion (of you do not like onion, feel free to omit from the recipe). Add to bowl with cucumbers and tomatoes.
  5. Slice mozzarella into bite sized pieces (or use pearl sized mozzarella balls). Add to bowl with cucumbers, tomatoes and red onion.
  6. Pour marinade over vegetables and cheese; mix well.
  7. Allow to sit for 10 minutes before serving.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

4

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 231 Total Fat: 17g Saturated Fat: 7g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 9g Cholesterol: 36mg Sodium: 334mg Carbohydrates: 8g Fiber: 2g Sugar: 4g Protein: 12g

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Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake

Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake Recipe. A rich, decadent, delicious, cool cocktail beverage, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake is simply amazing. Whether served at a summer party, enjoyed on the weekend, or just a special treat for you, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake will be a big hit!


A rich, decadent, delicious, cool cocktail beverage, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake is simply amazing. Whether served at a summer party, enjoyed on the weekend, or just a special treat for you, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake will be a big hit!

Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake Recipe

I would like to start with some disclosure: I do not like Kahlua. I do like Baileys. With that in mind, my review: This is one of the best drinks I have ever had!

And I was not alone in this opinion. We (this is the royal “we” because this was alllllll hubby) served it at a get together recently. The initial reaction by most was, “No thanks” until the “Mmmmmms” and the eyes rolling back in the head from the sheer delight on our tongues from those in the initial pour convinced the initial naysayers to give it a go. This was a universal hit! Of the 10 people that tried it, 10 people loved it!

Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake Recipe. A rich, decadent, delicious, cool cocktail beverage, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake is simply amazing. Whether served at a summer party, enjoyed on the weekend, or just a special treat for you, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake will be a big hit!


Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake Ingredients:

• 8 oz chocolate Milk Frozen in ice cube trays
• 2 cup Vanilla Ice Cream
• 4 cups strong Coffee, cooled
• ½ cup Kahlua
• ½ cup Baileys Irish Cream
• 4 TBSP Kahlua Hazelnut Syrup
• Whipped Cream, for garnish
• Cocoa Powder or Chocolate Syrup, as garnish

Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake Mise en Place:

• Ice Cube Tray
Blender
• Cups, Cocktail Glasses, or Mugs
Measuring Spoons
Measuring Cup

Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake Recipe. A rich, decadent, delicious, cool cocktail beverage, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake is simply amazing. Whether served at a summer party, enjoyed on the weekend, or just a special treat for you, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake will be a big hit!


Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake Directions:

• Freeze chocolate milk in ice cube trays in the freezer.

Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake Recipe. A rich, decadent, delicious, cool cocktail beverage, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake is simply amazing. Whether served at a summer party, enjoyed on the weekend, or just a special treat for you, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake will be a big hit!


• Blend ice cream in a blender.
• Add coffee, Kahlua, Baileys and hazelnut syrup.
• Add chocolate milk frozen cubes.
• Blend for a few moments.

Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake Recipe. A rich, decadent, delicious, cool cocktail beverage, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake is simply amazing. Whether served at a summer party, enjoyed on the weekend, or just a special treat for you, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake will be a big hit!


• Pour into glass.
• Top with whipped cream.
• Sprinkle with cocoa or chocolate syrup.

Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake Recipe. A rich, decadent, delicious, cool cocktail beverage, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake is simply amazing. Whether served at a summer party, enjoyed on the weekend, or just a special treat for you, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake will be a big hit!


Wow was this good! A perfect way to enjoy Baileys in the summer! (Above is my original photo of this wonderful cocktail treat! The photos have since been updated.)

Note: This post originally appeared several years on my old blog, Coupons, Deals and More. It was one of the best received liquor posts I ever shared on that blog. Even if you dislike Kaluha (as I do), give it a try! You may be very pleasantly surprised!


Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake Recipe

A rich, decadent, delicious, cool cocktail beverage, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake is simply amazing. Whether served at a summer party, enjoyed on the weekend, or just a special treat for you, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake will be a big hit!

Prep Time: 3 Minutes
Cook Time: 0 Minutes
Total Time: 120 Minutes (allowing the chocolate milk to freeze)

Ingredients:

8 oz Chocolate Milk – frozen in ice cube trays
2 cup Vanilla Ice Cream
4 cups strong Coffee, cooled
½ cup Kahlua
½ cup Baileys Irish Cream
4 TBSP Kahlua Hazelnut Syrup
Whipped Cream, for garnish
Cocoa Powder or Chocolate Syrup, as garnish

Directions:

• Freeze chocolate milk in ice cube trays in the freezer.
• Blend ice cream in a blender.
• Add coffee, Kahlua, Baileys and hazelnut syrup.
• Add chocolate milk frozen cubes.
• Blend for a few moments.
• Pour into glass.
• Top with whipped cream.
• Sprinkle with cocoa or chocolate syrup.

Makes 6 servings Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake

Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake Recipe. A rich, decadent, delicious, cool cocktail beverage, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake is simply amazing. Whether served at a summer party, enjoyed on the weekend, or just a special treat for you, this Baileys & Kahlua Iced Coffee Shake will be a big hit!


As always, drink responsibly and please don’t drink and drive.

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How To Hull a Strawberry

How To Hull a Strawberry


You have probably looked at a recipe for a jam, pie, tart, etc that has as an ingredient “strawberries, hulled”. If you ever wondered what hulling meant, it is basically removing the leafy part and the stem that is attached, of the strawberry.

You can purchase a strawberry huller to do the deed, or use a paring knife to quickly remove the stem left inside the strawberry.

How To Hull a Strawberry

How To Hull a Strawberry. Step by step instructions on how to hull a strawberry for cooking, baking and eating.


• Remove the surface leave.
• You will now see the leftover bit of stem core that is inside the strawberry. That is what you are removing.
• Insert your knife on the outside of the yellowish part of the leftover leaf core.

How To Hull a Strawberry. Step by step instructions on how to hull a strawberry for cooking, baking and eating.


• Make an incision all around that yellow part, and then flick your wrist to “pop” it out. It will remove easily.

How To Hull a Strawberry. Step by step instructions on how to hull a strawberry for cooking, baking and eating.


• You can now see clearly inside the strawberry, and all the is left is the sweet, juicy fruit and not the tart stem.

How To Hull a Strawberry. Step by step instructions on how to hull a strawberry for cooking, baking and eating.


Easy-peasy! That is how to hull a strawberry!

Like fresh straweberries? You might enjoy some of these great fresh strawberry recipes you can make with your hulled straweberries:

Strawberry Tart Recipe – A visually stunning presentation, this strawberry tart is actually simple to make. Make this strawberry tart for dessert, to take to a party, serve with tea or for anytime really. Your friends and family will be impressed. Only you will know how truly easy this strawberry tart recipe is to prepare!

Strawberry Rhubarb Galette Recipe – What is more spring-y than rhubarb!? Using fresh fruit, this pretty galette dessert is easy to make, but impressive to serve – not to mention super tasty!

Strawberry Jello Poke Cake Recipe This delicious poke cake recipe from scratch is so simple to make. If you are a fan of jello poke cake recipes, you will want to try this fabulous strawberry poke cake recipe! Dressed up in red, white, and blue, this strawberry and jello poke cake has a list of easy to follow instructions to customize your cake as you see fit. Bake and serve this mouthwatering poke cake tonight. Yum!!


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