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Chunky Bacon and Cucumber Salad

Chunky Bacon and Cucumber Salad

A well flavored Caesar-style salad that masks the raw green vegetable flavor of the cucumber. A very nice appetizer to have with wine.

Ingredients: 2 servings

Cucumbers
2 small
Bacon (block)
5 cm
Olive oil
1 tablespoon
Lemon juice
1 teaspoon
Krazy Salt
1/2 teaspoon
Grated Parmesan cheese
1/2 tablespoon
Dried parsley
to taste

Steps

1. Cut the cucumbers into half lengthwise and massage well on a cutting board with 1 teaspoon of salt.
2. After 5 minutes, wash off the salt, cut the halves into half again and chop up into chunks.
3. Cut the bacon (I like smoked bacon) into 1 cm cubes.
4. Saute the bacon in 1 tablespoon of olive oil until it's browned over low heat. Add 1/2 teaspoon of Krazy Salt.
5. Add the bacon and oil to the cucumbers while the bacon is still hot. Add the lemon juice and Parmesan cheese.
6. Add some dried parsley or Krazy Pepper to taste and it's done.
7. A variation with tomatoes.

Story Behind this Recipe

This is a recipe that uses up a lot of cucumbers. I wanted to make a western style salad that went well with pasta, so I combined some ingredients I usually have on hand.