Stayin’ Cool with Cucumber Salad

Stayin’ Cool with Cucumber Salad

Now that summer is almost here, Tutu really loves spending time outdoors but what do you really want for lunch or dinner when it’s really hot? Can’t imagine cooking a meal that creates too much heat in the Bake Shoppe. So, today we’re stayin’ cool with Cucumbers. This is an easy recipe followed from Simply Recipes, Cucumber Salad.

Let’s get started!

Ingredients you’ll need:
1-2 Large Cucumbers
1-2 Tbs Chopped Fresh Dill
2-3 Tbs Seasoned Rice Vinegar
Salt & Pep to taste
*sesame seeds (optional)

Put it together:
Rinse and peel cucumbers. Cut lengthwise then slice crosswise. Combine all your ingredients in a large bowl and toss to coat and sprinkle with sesame seeds. Serve immediately, or make ahead (up to a couple of hours) and chill.

How to serve:
Cucumbers have a very visually attractive color! Simply, place your cucumber salad in a plain white bowl to show off the color. Having guests? Serve the cucumbers as an appetizer. Cut your cucumbers into slightly larger chunks so they can be eaten with a toothpick. Enjoy~

From me to you…

Tutu

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Hello Mango!

Hello Mango!

Summer is almost here and I have been quite busy in my Bake Shoppe making new stuff.  But lately I’ve really been wanting to mix it up with some sweet and savory tastes.
Today, I’m sharing Mango Salsa (the recipe) and a couple different ways to serve it.

Let’s get started!

My new Tutu apron matches the salsa!

Ingredients you’ll need:
2-3 Mangos
2-3 Tomatoes
1/2  c. Red Onion
1 bunch chopped Green Onion
1 c. chopped Cilantro
3 Fresh Garlic Cloves (minced)
Juice of 1 lime
1/2 Tbs Kosher Salt

Put it together:
Wash and dry all produce. Dice the mangos, tomatoes, red onion and place in a large bowl, lightly hand-toss. Next, add your chopped green onions and cilantro, toss again. Finally, add the minced garlic, lime juice, salt and mix together. Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 1/2 hour before serving.
Adjustments you can make: Add less or more of any ingredient to your liking! Like it spicy? Add 1-2 diced Habanero Peppers. (handle peppers with caution)

How to serve:
As an appetizer: Serve with chips!
For breakfast: Add a scoop to your plate of eggs!
For dinner: Top your grilled chicken breast!

Enjoy~

From me to you…

Tutu

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Zucchini Ribbon Salad

Try this really easy technique of making zucchini curls! You’ll need a few zucchini, sliced tomatoes and a vegetable peeler. Start by peeling a small amount from the center of the zucchini just to expose the inside a bit. Next, peel a strip from the zucchini starting from just above the exposed middle and peeling all the way to the end. The peels will have a natural curl to them-just roll them up and place them in your serving dish to create the rolled ribbon effect! Finally add your tomatoes and dressing if desired. You can also try this with yellow squash.

From me to you…

Tutu