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Cucumber & Feta Toss with Mint & Dill

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Serves six.

  • To learn more, read:
    Turn Off The Stove
  • by Joanne Weir from Fine Cooking
    Issue 93

  • 2 medium seedless English cucumbers (about 1-1/2 lb.)
  • 4 oz. feta, crumbled (scant 1 cup)
  • One-half medium sweet onion (such as Vidalia, Maui, or Walla Walla), sliced lengthwise as thinly as possible
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh mint
  • 1/4 cup chopped fresh dill
  • 2 Tbs. extra-virgin olive oil
  • 2 Tbs. fresh lemon juice
  • Kosher salt and freshly ground black pepper
  • Mint leaves for garnish (optional)

Trim the ends of the cucumbers. With a vegetable peeler, peel them in 1/2-inch intervals, leaving 1/2-inch strips of peel intact. Halve the cucumbers lengthwise, scoop out and discard the core, and then cut them into 3/4-inch dice.

In a large bowl, combine the cucumbers, feta, onion, mint, and dill.

In a small bowl, whisk the olive oil and lemon juice and season to taste with salt and pepper. Gently toss the dressing with the cucumber mixture. Season to taste with salt and pepper, garnish with the mint leaves (if using), and serve.

Serving Suggestions

This Greek-inspired salad is nice with broiled or grilled lamb chops rubbed with cumin, cinnamon, coriander, and a little olive oil and lime juice.

nutrition information (per serving):
Calories (kcal): 110; Fat (g): 9; Fat Calories (kcal): 80; Saturated Fat (g): 3.5; Protein (g): 4; Monounsaturated Fat (g): 4; Carbohydrates (g): 5; Polyunsaturated Fat (g): 0.5; Sodium (mg): 350; Cholesterol (mg): 15; Fiber (g): 1;

Photo: Scott Phillips

This a very refreshing salad. We made it for a wedding potluck and it got rave reviews. A perfect summer potluck or picnic dish!

great summer side. I did not make any changes in this recipe.

Does anybody have this recipee and can share it? I have a beautiful picture of the salad and some great reviews, but the recipee is not on the page!

Quick, easy to throw together and light--I agree with the reviewer who called this a good summer salad. I always love the combination of mint and cucumber--it tastes like spring and summer. I reduced the amount of dill by 1/2 because I was afraid it would overpower the salad, but other than that, followed the instructions.

A nice refreshing summer salad. Everyone that tried it loved it.

This salad is a perfect side dish for a summer barbeque. I don't know why the other reviewer rated this 1 star. It's a simple salad, but if you follow the recipe exactly and use quality ingredients (like block feta cheese sold in brine, fresh herbs, vidalia onion), the flavors shine through. Don't make it too far ahead of time or it will get soggy.

I did not like this very much. The cucumbers got mushy overnight and the olive oil hardned up.

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