Vinaigrette with fresh cucumber

Vinaigrette with fresh cucumber

Many regard the vinaigrette as a winter salad. Its vegetables and pickles are available during the cold season, and these snacks help fill the body's need for vitamins. You can cook vinaigrette and summer. Then it would be a good idea to include fresh vegetables in its composition, which will give the familiar snack a new flavor. One of the popular variants of salad, suitable for any season, is a salad with fresh cucumber. It is based on boiled vegetables, but the recipe for this snack is somewhat different from the composition of the classic salad.

Cooking Features

Preparing a vinaigrette with a fresh cucumber is as easy as with a salted one. But this should take into account a few points.

  • To combine both fresh and pickled cucumbers in one snack is not a very good idea. When cooking a salad of fresh cucumbers gherkins have to be abandoned.
  • A properly made vinaigrette necessarily has a spicy taste with pronounced sourness. If pickles are excluded from the composition of the snack, it is advisable to replace them with other acidic foods. It can be sauerkraut, pickled mushrooms, apples. Savory notes of salad will help give and refueling, if its composition includes vinegar, lemon juice, mustard.
  • It is recommended to season the beets separately from other vegetables, then it almost never turns them red. This snack will look more appetizing.
  • Vegetables for a vinaigrette can not only be boiled, but also baked. Supporters of healthy eating prefer roasting, as it allows you to save a maximum of useful substances contained in products.
  • Before mixing, all products subjected to heat treatment must be cooled to room temperature, otherwise the vinaigrette will quickly turn sour.
  • Gourmets say that the method of grinding food affects not only the appearance but also the taste of the dish. For vinaigrette vegetables cut into small cubes.

Serve a fresh cucumber vinaigrette as a separate dish or use as a side dish. It is equally well combined with meat and fish dishes.

Vinaigrette with cucumber and sorrel


  • potatoes - 0, 4 kg;
  • carrots - 0, 2 kg;
  • beets - 0, 2 kg;
  • white cabbage (fresh) - 100 g;
  • fresh cucumber - 0, 2 kg;
  • green onions - 100 g;
  • sorrel - 40 g;
  • lemon - 1/4 pcs .;
  • vegetable oil - 60-80 ml;
  • salt, black pepper powder - to taste.

Method of preparation:

  • Boil the potatoes, carrots and beets in the uniform. When they are cool, peel, cut into cubes the size of a pea. Pour carrots and potatoes into a bowl. Mix beets with 2-3 teaspoons of oil, then shift to the rest of the vegetables.
  • Finely chop the cabbage, send it to other products.
  • Wash fresh cucumber, dry with a napkin, cut off the tips. Cut the vegetable in the same pieces as other products, put to them.
  • Wash sorrel and green onions, let them dry and chop finely with a knife. Combine with other ingredients.
  • Squeeze lemon juice into a cup or bowl, mix it with oil, add pepper and salt.
  • Season the salad with the cooked sauce.

The salad according to the above recipe is best prepared in the summer. It contains many vitamins. The sorrel and dressing with lemon juice give it a characteristic sour taste. The fresh taste of this snack is unlikely to leave anyone indifferent.

Vinaigrette with cucumber, mushrooms and beans


  • potatoes - 0, 4 kg;
  • beets - 0, 2 kg;
  • carrots - 0, 2 kg;
  • marinated mushrooms (wild mushrooms) - 150 g;
  • canned beans - 130 g;
  • fresh cucumbers - 0, 25 kg;
  • green onions - 100 g;
  • vegetable oil - to taste.

Method of preparation:

  • Vegetables (except cucumbers) Boil or bake until tender. When they cool, peel them and cut into small cubes, fold into a deep bowl. Beets before combining with other products, mix with vegetable oil.
  • Dice fresh cucumbers in small cubes, add to other foods.
  • Put mushrooms and beans in a bowl with vegetables.
  • Add the finely chopped green onions.
  • Salt, pepper, pour in oil and mix.

The vinaigrette prepared according to this recipe looks fresh and appetizing, it is not a shame to submit it even to the holiday table.

Vinaigrette with fresh cucumber and mayonnaise


  • beets - 150 g;
  • carrots - 100 g;
  • potatoes - 0, 3 kg;
  • sauerkraut - 100 g;
  • fresh cucumber - 0, 2 kg;
  • canned green peas - 100 g;
  • mayonnaise - to taste.

Method of preparation:

  • Boil carrots, potatoes and beets, cool, peel. Cut into pea-sized cubes.
  • Fold the vegetables into a bowl, add the cabbage and green peas to them.
  • Dice fresh cucumber, put to the rest of the ingredients.
  • Season with mayonnaise.

The mayonnaise in this recipe can be replaced with sour cream, the taste of the vinaigrette will be no less harmonious and at the same time unusual.

How to decorate a vinaigrette with a fresh cucumber

If you are cooking a vinaigrette, you should not be afraid that this dish will not look bright enough and elegantly. Red beets, green cucumbers, orange carrots make it beautiful and appetizing. If you want to decorate the vinaigrette in a special way, it is also possible to do it.

  • Beautiful flowers are obtained from beets and carrots if the vegetables are cut into thin slices and a bud is formed from them. Leaves for such flowers can serve as fresh greens or slices of fresh cucumber.
  • You can also make flowers from cucumbers. On a red background vinaigrette, they will look bright and contrast.
  • If you have prepared a vinaigrette with a fresh cucumber for the New Year, you can surround it with dill sprigs like spruce paws. Such a simple decor looks stylish and elegant.
  • If you strive to adhere to current trends in the organization of the feast, you should serve the salad in portions, spreading it in transparent glasses.

Inside cups of cucumber vinaigrette, it is advisable to lay out layers - so it will look more festive. If the salad bowl has transparent walls, it is also possible to lay a vinaigrette in layers.

Vinaigrette with fresh cucumber has an unusual taste, it is pleasant to eat at any time of the year. Spicy salad dressing, various pickles, or even fresh sorrel give a spicy flavor to the salad.

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