Summer Cravings: Refreshing Cucumber Mint Salad
Ah, the joys of summer – sun-kissed days, cool breeze, and the incredible bounty of fresh produce. One dish that perfectly captures the essence of the season is our Refreshing Cucumber Mint Salad. As a chef who believes in the magic of simple ingredients, this recipe is a celebration of crisp cucumbers, aromatic mint, and a burst of zesty flavors that dance on your palate.
- 3 large cucumbers, thinly sliced
- 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, finely chopped
- 1/2 red onion, thinly sliced
- 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
- 1/4 cup black olives, pitted and halved
- 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
- Juice of 1 lemon
- Salt and pepper to taste
- Gently combine the sliced cucumbers, chopped mint, and red onion in a large bowl.
- Sprinkle the crumbled feta cheese and black olives over the cucumber mixture.
- Drizzle the extra-virgin olive oil and freshly squeezed lemon juice over the salad.
- Season with salt and pepper according to your taste preference.
- Toss the salad gently to ensure all the flavors meld together.
- Refrigerate for about 15-20 minutes to let the flavors marinate.
- Give the salad a final toss before serving, ensuring the ingredients are well combined.
Prep time: 15 minutes
Yield: 4 servings
This Refreshing Cucumber Mint Salad is a delightful symphony of textures and tastes. The crunch of cucumbers, the hint of mint, and the tanginess of feta cheese come together in a harmonious union that’s perfect for a light lunch or a side dish at a summer gathering.
Nutrition information: Calories: 120, Fat: 8g, Carbohydrates: 10g, Fiber: 2g, Protein: 3g
Ah, as the sun dips below the horizon and the air turns balmy, this salad is a reminder that good food has the power to evoke cherished memories. As you take each refreshing bite, let it transport you to picnics in the park, laughter with loved ones, and the sheer bliss of the summer season.