Recipe of the Month

June 2014: Cucumber Salad with Feta & Mint

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This salad is easy to prepare with minimal ingredients and is very refreshing on a warm day. Cucumbers are hydrating due to their high water content and are a good source of vitamin B, making them a great “pick me up”. Radishes are an excellent fat burning vegetable & are a naturally cooling food, meaning they have the ability to naturally decrease excess heat that may accumulate in the body during the warmer months.

Yield: 4 servings

Ingredients:

  • 1 lb cucumbers, skinned & thinly sliced
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced & cut into 1″ long pieces
  • 2-3 red radishes, thinly sliced
  • 10 fresh mint leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 tablespoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
  • 3/4 teaspoon organic raw honey (optional)
  • 1/4 pound crumbled feta cheese
  • Salt & pepper, to taste

Instructions:

  1. In a medium sized bowl, gently toss together the sliced cucumbers, red onion, radishes & mint leaves.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk white wine vinegar, olive oil, honey (if using) and salt & pepper.
  3. Drizzle dressing over cucumber salad and mix well.
  4. Right before serving, add crumbled feta cheese. Serve immediately.

Inspired from Simply Recipes