I've posted about this salad before and how I make a complete pig of myself devouring it. I really like it that much. There are two ways to make, one completely vegan, and the other vegan if using vegan mayo, or vegetarian if not. I'm not sure if Miracle Whip type salad dressing is vegan or not-I won't buy it! Here is my sort or recipe-stop on the dressing before the mayo part if you want, but perhaps up ingredients by 50% so there is enough for the vegetables to marinate.
2 TBSP Apple cider vinegar
2 TBSP sugar
2 tsp ground pepper
1/3 cup Mayonnaise
Let the sugar dissolve in the vinegar, add pepper and mayonnaise. This makes enough dressing for two sliced cucumbers, 1 cut up tomate, and 1/2 onion (or more i you really lie onions), either in chunky chopped pieces, or in ringlet, whichever you prefer. Add the vegetables to the dressing, stir completely, and refrigerate for several hours before eating. The dressing becomes very thin/watery, almost like pickle juice. I've been known to jut add more cucumbers and to the juice left behind.
I saw a tabbouleh recipe on Facebook that one of those cucumbers might be destined for. I have cous cous and rice for grains, but I think Israeli cous cous would be delicious. I'll look for some on my next shop but it can be elusive around here. My friend said she made hers with bulgur grain. My lunch today is going to be my favorite sandwich, along with the rest of the salad: hummus, cheese, tomato, and cucumber on multi grain bread! Vegan again if I left the cheese off.
I am crossing my fingers that she continues to have a bounty and some makes its way to me, cucumbers or other vegetables. I will remember her gifts when I make jelly and start my pumpkin bread baking. This neighbor has been here for nearly three years, and I've just got to know her this spring and summer on my out and about walks.She lives in the house that has had semi regular turnover every five-seven years since we've been here. One of the rays of sunshine with the pandemic keeping me home and in my neighborhood.