It’s summertime and the living is easy, especially when I’m whipping up easy recipes for a crowd!
Of course, right now I am livin la vida go away rain!
We had this amazing blast of hot weather right before the end of the school year and since then it has been nothing but rainrainrain.
Not that it stops me from having a good time.
So you know what I do; I run on down to Hy-Vee (my local fave!) and I pick up all the supplies to make the best easy recipes fit for summer.
Like this Midwestern Cucumber Salad.
Which, I do admit, is a wee bit more than your traditional cucumber salad.
If you’re from around here, you’ve probably had a cucumber salad at one point in your life. Maybe it was a pure vinegar base, and maybe it was creamier, with some good ol’ Kemps® Sour Cream.
I’ve had it both ways, and while I do love those old school easy recipes, I really felt it was high time to shake things up.
You ever feel like that?
Since I love both the vinegar and sour cream versions, I thought maybe, just maybe, let’s combine the two, play with some of those traditionally midwestern flavors, and see what happens.
Well, I will tell you, awesomeness did happen!
In fact, I had to go back to Hy-Vee and pick up some more Kemps Sour Cream because it was such a crazy popular dish at my last function!
And really, it makes sense when you think about it, because Kemps Sour Cream is fresh, all natural, and is 100% family farmer-owned. How cool is that?
You already know how much I adore Kemps, since I use their products in other recipes like my probiotic smoothie. Looooooooooove.
Let’s rock out this summer with some deliciously easy recipes!
Easy Midwestern Cucumber Salad
- ¼ cup Kemps® Sour Cream
- 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
- ½ teaspoon fresh dill
- ½ teaspoon red pepper flakes
- Kosher salt to taste
- Cracked pepper to taste
- 3 cups cucumbers sliced thin
- 1 cup red onion sliced thin
- 1 cup canned chickpeas drained and rinsed
- ¾ cup feta cheese
In a small bowl, whisk together the Kemps Sour Cream and white wine vinegar. Add the dill, red pepper flakes, salt and pepper and whisk gently. Taste and adjust seasoning as desired.
In a large bowl, add the cucumbers, red onion, chickpeas, and feta cheese. Drizzle with the dressing and toss gently to combine. Serve immediately, or cover and refrigerate for 30 minutes to allow the flavors to intensify. Enjoy!