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.

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Sunshine Boats

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.

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I had all four boats swimming across my lips this morning.  Yum!

One thought on “Sunshine Boats

  1. It sounds fantastic. I LOVE the Florida Sunshine salt. It has become my favorite veggie seasoning!

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