Saturday, July 2, 2011

Cool Cucumber & Mint Salad

Hello new favorite salad... this is QUICK... and when I say quick, I am talking... 5 minutes tops! It's so simple and SO STINKIN' good! What a great combination of flavors and so refreshing and cool for a hot summer day! I didn't measure anything because you use what you have and you make it according to your taste bud's preferences, but here's what you mix together...

Persian or Armenian Cucumbers, halved and sliced
some red onion, thinly sliced
a handful of mint leaves, finely chopped
a sprinkling of feta cheese
a splash of red wine vinegar
a drizzle of olive oil
s & p

Wash, slice and chop your cucumber, thinly slice your onion, add your s & p and your oil & vinegar. Then cover & refrigerate until serving. Right before you serve it, toss it and add your feta and mint, toss once more and eat the whole bowl.... it's SOOOOOOOOO good!

PICTURED: I used Armenian cucumbers, they are light in color, therefore in the photo they are not peeled, I left the skin on them, and they are delicious- not bitter at all! If you can't find those, my second choice would be the Persians, and if not those then the Hothouse cucumbers.


Melissa said...

Okay, so I have to say - I made this last night and it's possibly one of the best things ever. I found some armenian cucumbers on sale at the store (for 1.69/lb) And just figured, "what the hell" and got everything for it

Seriously, so good. I brought some to lunch and made it clear to my boyfriend and roommates that the salad was off limits.

I'm already plotting to make more this weekend - I have found my new favorite salad.


ccdean said...

Made this last night for a party and it was a big hit. Thanks for the idea.

Andrea said...

I am loving that you all are loving it, we eat it weekly for sure!!! It's SOOOOO tasty!

stevesmith said...

Nice combination.. Really like it.. Thanks for sharing..