I’m sitting here at my desk and there’s a large box sitting in the middle of my living room.
Inside the box, is my wedding dress from Kleinfeld’s. I have strict instructions not to open the box.
Do you know how hard that is? Not to try on my wedding dress that I’ve waited for since October?!
Yes, that’s right – the dress is here.
Ever since it arrived around 12pm, I’ve been the world’s most productive person. I’ve done everything in my power to not think about the dress.
I’ve written about 3 full, amazing recipes.
I responded to all my blog comments from the past two days.
I’ve planned my blog calendar for the rest of the month.
I’ve answered all of the emails in my Inbox.
This all happened within an hour, by the way. And now, I’m writing this blog post. Thank gosh I have a 3pm meeting in the city today, because if I didn’t, I might crack.
I can’t wait until Lu gets home and can distract me from this box.
But for now, it’s all about this simple cucumber noodle salad. Since the cucumbers are in noodle form and not diced or cubed, they’re so much more satisfying and really make a complete dish that can serve as a main or a filling side.
I used a thicker blade, to give the cucumber noodles more surface area for the vinaigrette and quinoa to stick to.
Now, this recipe calls for the quinoa to be cooked and then chilled for at least 2 hours (preferably 12.) I think the flavors and consistency are better when the entire dish is chilled, but if you can’t wait and don’t have the time – add everything together without chilling the quinoa first. After all, you’re the one eating it!
The lemon vinaigrette is simple and the dill adds a refreshing tang to every bite. I love the raw, unsalted cashews – they give the dish that healthy dose of fat and mineral punch. They also have that lovely buttery tasty!
This dish goes well as a side dish alongside some white flaky fish or some avocado. It’s totally versatile and very easy to whip up (just chill your quinoa ahead of time!)
The trick to spiralizing cucumbers? Pat them dry right afterward to eliminate excess moisture:
Now…. I’m going to go get ready for my 3pm meeting and not think about this dress. Hope you love the recipe!
What are some of your favorite ways to spruce up cucumbers?