Cucumber Salad with Mint and Feta

Using delicate, thin skinned cucumbers, this cucumber salad recipe includes mint, feta cheese, red onions and sliced radishes with a simple oil and vinegar dressing.
Ingredients

Main Course
  • 1 lb thin skinned, mild (non bitter) cucumbers, such as Persian, Armenian, or English cucumbers.
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 or 3 red radishes, thinly sliced
  • 10 young mint leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (more to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (more to taste)
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese

Cucumber, Jicama, Ginger Salad:
  • 3/4 cup of seeded, diced, thin-skinned (English or Persian) cucumber, peel-on (you can also use regular cucumbers that have been peeled)
  • 2/3 cup peeled, small diced jicama
  • 1/4 thinly sliced red onion
  • 3 Tbsp chopped fresh cilantro
  • 1 teaspoon grated lime zest
  • 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice
  • 2 teaspoons grated fresh ginger
  • 1 Tbsp chopped fresh mint
  • 1/2 teaspoon Kosher salt
  • 1 ripe avocado
  • 6 large leaves of butter lettuce
Directions
  • In a medium sized bowl, gently toss together the sliced cucumbers, red onion, radishes, and mint leaves. Sprinkle with vinegar and toss to coat.
  • Right before serving sprinkle with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat. Place on serving dish and sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese.  

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