Salad Recipe

I have created a recipe for a salad and decided to put the information here in order to make it easier to provide the recipe to anyone one who asked such as this weekend a friend gave me three wonder cucumbers (Thanks Karen) and I said I was going to make a salad. This salad works well in hot weather and does not contain lettuce.  I am really tired of salads which are mostly lettuce so I have created a healthy salad that contains no lettuce but does contain both fruit and vegetables.  I have served this at Burning Man and at Ephemerisle and it seems to always be well received.

My recipe is as follows:
Main ingredients:
   cucumbers    (about 35-40% of volume)
   apples           (about 30% of volume)
   onions           (about 10% of volume)
   bell peppers  (about 20-25% of volume)
The above proportions can be varied according to taste.  Just clean and chop and mix in a big bowl.  I find that chopping things at about 1 to 2 cm in any dimension works well.
Available to be added as each individual wants
   balsamic vinegar
   olive oil
Or go wild with one or more of the following
   dried cranberries
   sesame seeds

The version above is vegan friendly.  For those who want fish I either prepare a batch with wood smoked salmon mixed in or just put the salmon on a platter and let people add their own.

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