Refreshing Cucumber Mint Salad | Summer
Picture yourself on a sun-dappled patio, a gentle breeze carrying the melodies of birdsong and laughter. It’s the epitome of summer, and what better way to celebrate the season than with a Refreshing Cucumber Mint Salad? This delightful medley of flavors and textures captures the essence of summer in each crisp, juicy bite.
- 3 large cucumbers, peeled and thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup red onion, finely sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, chiffonade
- 1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup toasted pine nuts
- Juice of 1 lemon
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Gently combine the sliced cucumbers, red onion, and fresh mint leaves in a large mixing bowl.
- In a separate small bowl, whisk together the lemon juice, extra-virgin olive oil, salt, and pepper.
- Drizzle the dressing over the cucumber mixture and toss gently to coat.
- Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese and toasted pine nuts over the top of the salad.
- Chill the salad in the refrigerator for about 15-20 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
- Serve the salad chilled, and enjoy the vibrant combination of cool cucumbers, refreshing mint, and zesty lemon.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
This Refreshing Cucumber Mint Salad is the ultimate ode to summer. With crisp cucumbers, aromatic mint, and zesty lemon, it’s a symphony of flavors that brings the essence of the season to your plate.
Nutrition information: Calories: 128, Fat: 10g, Carbohydrates: 8g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 4g
Picture yourself savoring this salad as the sun sets, the mint’s fragrance lingering in the air. It’s more than a dish; it’s a memory in the making, a celebration of the simple joys that summer brings. As you relish each bite, let the Refreshing Cucumber Mint Salad remind you to slow down, indulge in the moment, and embrace the flavors of the season.