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.
- ½ an English cucumber
- 1 c strawberries
- 1 T fresh orange zest
- 1 T fresh herbs (mint and basil)
- sea salt
- This tastes best if ingredients are chilled. Chop cucumber in quarters, lengthwise. Then slice into ½ inch pieces. Hull and quarter strawberries. Taste one. If it is not completely sweet, consider adding one squeeze of fresh orange juice.
- Just before serving combine fruits. Chiffonade or tear your herbs and sprinkle sea salt with a light hand. Toss gently and serve immediately. Enjoy!