Everyone has their special dishes that remind them of the summers of their childhood.
My childhood memory is a wonderful tomato cucumber salad.
My mother would make it as a side dish and it was just wonderful. To this day it reminds me of having omelets for dinner when my mother would add leftover little thin Italian sausages from grilling the day before. She would throw in peppers, sausages and parmesean cheese.
Since I don't have any tomatoes, I wanted to make a cucumber only version that's easy and a perfect side dish until tomatoes come into season.
Simple Cucumber Salad
1 large cucumber sliced
1/2 medium red onion sliced
1/4 cup red wine vinegar
1 tbsp sugar
1/4 cup olive oil
1 tbsp dill
Salt and pepper to taste
Slice the cucumbers & red onion and toss together. In a separate bowl add the vinegar and sugar together. Measure olive oil in a measuring cup and while whisking the vinegar pour the olive oil in a steam until the dressing comes together. Add the dill and pour over the cucumber salad. Season with salt and pepper. Lightly toss.