Cucumber Wrapped Salad

Cucumber Wrapped Salad

pop!YUM

For the Sage & Sparkle Launch Brunch I wanted a menu that was classic, but redone in an elegant way. We started the brunch with a Cucumber Wrapped Salad. Encased in thin slices of cucumber, it was a showstopping plate with all of the ingredients being both simple and inexpensive. Can you believe I fed 6 people with under $10??? This is my type of dish as it looks impeccably difficult to create, but really is pretty simple to create. No one has to know!!! Don’t worry… I won’t tell our little secret! Shhhhh.

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Cucumber Wrapped Salad

pop!INGREDIENTS

  • 2 Cucumbers
  • 6 Cups of Mixed Baby Greens
  • 1 Package Cherry Tomatoes
  • 1 Package of Bacon
  • 6 Sprigs of Rosemary
  • Handful of Walnuts
  • Handful of Dried Cranberries
  • Salt and Pepper to taste
    *Makes enough for 6 salads

pop!DIRECTIONS

  1. Slice a cucumber in half lengthwise
  2. With mandolin or vegetable slicer carefully make thin strips (ribbons) the length of the entire cucumber
  3. Form it into the round it must overlap itself by at least an inch so it will stick together. You do not need toothpicks as the moistness of the cucumbers will hold it together
  4. Fill each cucumber ring evenly with mixed greens
  5. Add walnuts, tomatoes and cranberries
  6. Sprinkle with salt and pepper to taste
  7. Drizzle each salad with vinaigrette
  8. Garnish with crispy strip of bacon and rosemary sprig

2 thoughts on “Cucumber Wrapped Salad

  1. I really love your creativity and aesthetic! I follow you both on Instagram and Pinterest. I am hosting an event this month, that is budget friendly, so you read my mind this morning with this posting 🙂 I look forward to more of your postings.

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