Please don’t hate me Northern folks, but I just have to share a refreshing, summery recipe. It’s blue skies and 80° in Miami and we’re picking strawberries right and left down here. If your backyard is covered in snow, perhaps you’ll have to bookmark this recipe and save it for summer, when I will be melting under a scorching tropical sun. For those of you who live here, you simply must throw this together tonight. It tastes like a trip to a spa, I kid you not.
1/2 an English cucumber
1 c strawberries
1 T fresh orange zest
1 T fresh herbs (mint and basil)
1. This tastes best if ingredients are chilled. Chop cucumber in quarters, lengthwise. Then slice into 1/2 inch pieces. Hull and quarter strawberries. Taste one. If it is not completely sweet, consider adding one squeeze of fresh orange juice.
2. Just before serving combine fruits. Chiffonade or tear your herbs and sprinkle sea salt with a light hand. Toss gently and serve immediately. Enjoy!