Lemon Cucumber Salad with Yogurt and Mint

September 21st, 2011 by Erin Gennow
Lemon Cucumber Salad with Yogurt and Mint

Lemon Cucumber Salad with Yogurt and Mint

Lemon Cucumber Salad with Yogurt and Mint

Adapted from The Art of Simple Food by Alice Waters

This is a refreshing summer salad, easy to make and with few ingredients.  It also holds up relatively well in the refrigerator if you have some leftovers or want to pack it for a workday lunch.  You can use any cucumbers you have on hand.  I happened to find these beautiful cucumbers at the Farmers’ Market.

Prep Time: 5 minutes

Serves: 4 side salads

Ingredients

2-3 lemon cucumbers, sliced and large seeds removed

¼ cup plain yogurt

2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil

1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice

Fresh ground black pepper

Fine sea salt

3-4 sprigs fresh mint, coarsely chopped

Process

Lemon Cucumbers and Mint

Lemon Cucumbers and Mint

Slice the cucumbers in bite sized pieces and place in a bowl.  Sprinkle with sea salt and let sit for about 5 minutes.

Sliced Lemon Cucumbers

Sliced Lemon Cucumbers

Whisk the ¼ cup plain yogurt, 2-3 tablespoons extra virgin olive oil, 1 tablespoon lemon juice, and fresh ground black pepper in a separate dish until combined.

After the cucumbers have sat for 5 minutes in the salt, pour off any water that has accumulated.  Mix the dressing in with the cucumbers and toss to coat.

Coarsely chop the mint leaves and toss them with the cucumbers.  Taste for seasoning and add salt or pepper if needed.  Serve cold.

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