feastoffridaysIndian Summer brings us some of the most beautiful weather of the year.  It can also bring us some of the hottest weather, beating out Summer.

This time of year also means tomatoes, cucumbers, and peppers.  Sometimes, far too many; how can we possibly use them all?

Twisted cucumber and onion salad is a good way!  There’s just nothing like a cold salad for lunch at the end of summer.


One sliced cucumber (score it with a fork before slicing to make it all purty)

1 large purple or yellow onion, sliced

1 green pepper, sliced

1/2 cup Texas Pineapple Habanero Pepper Jelly

1/3 cup sour cream

1/4 cup French or Thousand Island salad dressing

What to do:

Mix everything – except the cucumbers – together in a medium bowl, cover, and let it ‘set’ for about 2 hours; it will get really juicy.  Add the cucumber just before serving.

Without the cucumbers, this salad will keep in the refrigerator for several days.  Once you add the cucumbers, though, it must be served right away.

This cold salad is really refreshing, as well as nutritious and a bit “different.”  It’s perfect for lunch on a hot day.