Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Cucumber Salad with Mint & Feta

Here's the side salad I made the other night to go with the chicken thighs.  It was light, refreshing, and would go with a lot of different menus.  If you don't have fresh mint, a different fresh herb (dill or tarragon) would work fine.  And, I bet that goat cheese instead of the feta would be good as well. 

Cucumber Salad with Mint & Feta (2 servings)

1 medium cucumber
1/2 c. crumbled feta
1/4 c. fresh mint, chopped
1/4 c. olive oil
2 T fresh lemon juice
salt and pepper to taste

Peel half of the skin off the cucumbers in long strips and slice very thinly.  In a small bowl, whisk together the olive oil, lemon juice, half of the mint, salt & pepper.  Toss the cucumbers with the dressing and arrange on  a platter.  Top with the feta and the rest of the mint.

1 comment:

  1. Its quite disconcerting that your father won't eat cucumbers. I love them. In fact, I packed cucumbers in my lunch today along with zucchini and tomatoes to go with my hummus. Trying so hard to eat more vegetables! Anyhow, this salad looks wonderful.