Refreshing Cucumber Mint Summer Salad

Picture yourself on a warm summer afternoon, a gentle breeze rustling through the leaves, and the sun painting the sky with shades of gold. This is the perfect setting for indulging in a Refreshing Cucumber Mint Summer Salad. The harmonious blend of crisp cucumbers, vibrant mint leaves, and a medley of complementary flavors will transport you to a state of pure culinary delight.

Ingredients

  • 2 large cucumbers, thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup red onion, finely chopped
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves, julienned
  • 1/2 cup cherry tomatoes, halved
  • 1/3 cup feta cheese, crumbled
  • 1/4 cup black olives, pitted and sliced
  • 2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
  • 1 tablespoon balsamic vinegar
  • Salt and pepper to taste

Instructions

  1. Gently combine the sliced cucumbers, red onion, mint leaves, cherry tomatoes, feta cheese, and black olives in a large mixing bowl.
  2. In a small bowl, whisk together the extra-virgin olive oil, balsamic vinegar, salt, and pepper to create the dressing.
  3. Drizzle the dressing over the salad and toss gently to coat all the ingredients with the flavorful dressing.
  4. Chill the salad in the refrigerator for about 20-30 minutes to allow the flavors to meld.
  5. Once chilled, give the salad a final toss and garnish with a few sprigs of fresh mint.

Prep time: 15 minutes

Yield: 4 servings

A symphony of flavors and textures, the Refreshing Cucumber Mint Summer Salad is a rejuvenating treat that captures the essence of summer in every bite.

Nutrition information: Calories: 120, Carbohydrates: 8g, Protein: 3g, Fat: 9g

Picture yourself sharing this salad with friends and family at a backyard picnic or enjoying it as a light lunch on your own. The cool crunch of cucumbers, the invigorating aroma of fresh mint, and the burst of tanginess from the feta cheese create a melody of tastes that dance on your palate. This salad isn’t just a dish; it’s a culinary journey that celebrates the simplicity and beauty of seasonal ingredients. As you take your last bite and savor the lingering freshness, you’ll find yourself already planning the next occasion to relish this delightful Refreshing Cucumber Mint Summer Salad.