Tuesday, August 6, 2013

Cool Cucumbers

Ok Today's subject is just a simple recipe for marinating pickling cucumbers(pickles). If you are like me and you love pickles fresh off the vine plain, with a little salt, or with salad dressing you will really fall for this simple marinade. It can also be used to marinate other vegtables to eat raw or before cooking...I personally love it not only on my pickles but on zuchinni squash before grilling it...If you do not have the herbs fresh then dried ones work just as well but make sure when you use dried herbs to make the marinade at least 24hrs before putting it on the vegtables to let the flavors mix and the herbs to rehydrate....Also remember that you can add more or less of any of the herbs to your personal taste...

All purpose Vegetable Marinade/Dressing

For Fresh Herbs:
1/2 cup Olive Oil
3 tablespoons Vinegar(if you prefer you may use Apple Cider Vinegar)
1/2 tablespoon Parsley (chopped)
1/2 Large Clove Garlic(chopped)
1/2 Small Onion (chopped fine)
1/2 teaspoon Turmeric (powder)
1/8 teaspoon ginger (grated)

For Dried Herbs:
1/4 cup Olive Oil
2 tablespoons Vinegar
1/4 teaspoon Parsley
1/4 teaspoon Garlic powder
1/4 teaspoon Onion Powder
1/4 teaspoon Turmeric Powder
1/8 teaspoon Ginger Powder

Pour over vegetables cover and place in refrigerator for 24 to 48 hrs before cooking or serving...Then enjoy the wonderful mix of flavors...

Redneck Kreations