I’m always looking for new and different side dishes to serve alongside grilled chicken, steak or even hot dogs and hamburgers. This Mediterranean-style Cucumber and Chickpea Salad goes well with all of them and can be made without going near the stove during the hot and steamy days of summer.
Don’t let the use of nonfat cottage cheese in the dill dressing deter you from making it. I’m not a big fan of cottage cheese but the food processor makes it smooth and creamy and when combined with the other ingredients, it’s a healthier dressing than store-bought and more importantly, it’s delicious.
Take advantage of the fresh summer produce available at farmer’s markets for the cucumbers, tomatoes and onions and then let Cutco knives and accessories make prepping quick and easy.
A few swipes with the Vegetable Peeler removes the skin from the cucumbers in no time.
Barbara Singer is our resident home cook and has been part of the Cutco family since March 1990. Barb has always had an appreciation and love for cooking which she attributes to her Italian mother who was an excellent cook. Barb has her mother’s recipe box which she refers to often. She enjoys trying new recipes and adding touches to make them her own and particularly enjoys baking, considering cheesecake to be one of her specialties. She uses her husband, children and co-workers as taste-testers for the new recipes she tries. Barb says she can count on them to be honest and let her know if it’s a winner or a loser.