I adore salt. I crave salt. Good salt, that is. Real salt. In fact, I’ve been known to be caught with my moistened finger in the salt jar, stealing a savory lick.
Salt is delicious and can be gorgeously flavored in all sorts interesting combinations and ways.
Lavender salt, vanilla salt, truffle salt, and now, Florida Sunshine salt – an amazing combination of coarse sea salt, orange and lemon peel, and rose. I’m licking my lips…
On a bright sunny morning in Colorado, somewhat reminiscent of the Florida sunshine, I sought out something fresh and something savory. My preference for protein in the morning leads me to eggs more often than not, and a tendency towards fresh vegetables rather than fruit lent itself to a savory “Sunshine” Boat for breakfast.
1 large cucumber, peeled and ends removed
2 hardboiled eggs
Generous portion of freshly ground Florida Sunshine salt (or your favorite combination of salts)
Fresh ground pepper
A splash of apple cider vinegar ~ optional
Slice the cucumber in half, long ways. Using a spoon, scoop out the seeded flesh, reserving and transferring to a separate bowl. Halve the two cucumber sides to create a total of four “boats.”
With a fork, mash together the reserved cucumber insides with the hardboiled eggs, salt, pepper, and cilantro. Depending upon how juicy your cucumber, you may need to add a splash of vinegar.
Evenly divide the mixture among the four boats, filling to the brim.
I had all four boats swimming across my lips this morning. Yum!