I’ll be sure to add From Tapas to Meze to my growing collection. I just made a simple salad out of cucumber, tomato, and chickpeas with fresh cilantro and a splash of olive oil and lemon juice. Great images Good for Greece getting the protective label. We had a great time and if you watch her on television, on Joanne Weir’s Cooking Class, you’ll see how much fun she is. Gonna try it tonight with yesterday’s harvest. I don’t salt the Persian cukes either, they are so good and crunchy without it. Now that you’ve mentioned her, I feel like I must have the book! I would use kalamata, but might rinse them first so they’re not so strong. :-), Mickle once more – this will be wonderful using an apple cucumber, the only type my Mum can cope with. Sprinkle with vinegar and toss to coat. it was truly a ‘farmers market’ recipe….even found a super creamy cow’s milk feta. Hi, Claire! nancyduffy13. By the way, in our tranditional cucumber salad, we have tomato instead of radishes. View More . I tried the frozen yogurt recipe from The Perfect Scoop, using greek yogurt from Monoprix. Strawberry Cucumber Salad with Feta and Mint. My hubby adores feta and I think I’ll treat him with this salad over the weekend. I don’t seem to have the problem of storing ice cream and having it get rock hard because we always finish it off. We partially peeled the cucumber, sliced it thin, then added it to the watermelon. Mix in the cucumbers, onions, and herbs. Serve this watermelon, feta and mint salad as a side dish at a barbecue or picnic. OK – I’ve just made this and I can’t stop scooping it out of the mixing bowl! So consider yourself warned. We’re here to help you put dinner (and breakfast and lunch) on the table with less stress and more joy. I’ll try it with onion too, looks good…. Let it drain for 30 minutes. Delicious, David. I was lucky to see a box of pearled couscous sitting in the pantry. This salad sounds really good! I am positively drooling as I read this. In this salad, we are tossing thinly sliced cucumbers with thinly sliced red onion, red radishes, a few mint leaves, and feta cheese, all together with a simple olive oil and vinegar dressing. 1/2 red onion, finely diced. It looks so delicious! I’m eating it right now and loving every bite. Next, the creme fraiche. Your comment may need to be approved before it will appear on the site. Three main ingredients: watermelon, cucumber, and feta cheese. Crumble the feta into a bowl and mash together with the olive oil, lemon juice, water, and a few turns of black pepper. … No comment left. Cucumber and feta is such a great combo and I love all the fresh herbs. This is an excellent, tasty, healthy choice for a cool summer salad. I always do when I make a cucumber salad, and (IMHO) it improves the salad. Everything I ate was incredibly good; the salads, tarts, appetizers and tapas. ooooo can’t wait. I even made sausage for the first time in my life. Who’d a thunk it? 1 pinch salt and pepper, to taste. Place the cucumber pieces in a colander, mix with a light sprinkling salt, and let drain 30 minutes to an hour, shaking the colander from time to time. What you call this salad largely depends on your regional connections. NOTE: If this salad sits for a while, the … Thank god the freezer bowl isn’t any bigger. In a large bowl, combine watermelon, cucumber, lime juice, and mint. Poor feta has been used and abused so much…. Salad sounds very good..I like the idea of the olives as an addition. They don’t really taste like a lemon though so I think when I make this I might also incorporate some fresh lemon balm to add even more flavor. Off season I use the english kind. Okay, I’m convinced and just ordered the book! Watermelon Cucumber Feta Salad is refreshing when watermelon is ripe & juicy, cucumber is crunchy & feta adds a salty flavor. It is also closely related to a Persian salad known as salad shirazi. EEEK. Refrigerate till serving. You could try prepping all the ingredients ahead of time and then tossing each serving with vinegar and oil just before eating, as you suggest — it’s a good idea! i HAVE to find this cook book! TJ’s often has them, though that’s the last resort. It is great as it is, but also wonderful as a base to do a fridge dump. Elise Bauer is the founder of Simply Recipes. SIMPLE Watermelon + Cucumber + Feta Salad Both Watermelon & Cucumbers are inexpensive and very plentiful throughout their peak season (July-August), which makes this SIMPLE 5-ingredient salad an OUTSTANDING choice throughout these … Elise is dedicated to helping home cooks be successful in the kitchen. I cut them with a mandolin, salt, rinse and wring in a sack cloth and they taste very very good in this dish. Trim the radishes and slice them thinly. Or northern California. Cucumber salads are the way to go in the summer. Enjoyed by kids and adults alike with 6 simple ingredients, this 10 minute salad is not to be missed! The only difference is that usually some minced garlic is added instead of the sweet red onion. Beetroot, feta & grain salad. Thanks. (So much for my don’t-buy-more-cookbooks plan!) Hugs Linda, Trader Joes has these cukes year-round. 4-5 tomatoes, cut into small cubes. Mmmmm. Easy . Would you use kalamata?..those would be my choice I think. The fam loved it. Thanks for giving me such a good feeling…, You can find those cucumbers in Trader Joes and Costco. You’re the best best- your recipes tickle my palette (in the good way) at least once a month! 2. Hello! I have made it several times. Place the cucumber and cantaloupe balls in a salad bowl. Spring Greek Pasta Salad. I think this salad is going to be at its very best served right after it’s made, but leftovers would still be perfectly fine for lunch the next day. I’m not olive wise, though. However, you can use a melon baller if you’re looking for a more elegant presentation for your watermelon feta salad. Place the olive oil, red wine vinegar, Dijon mustard, garlic powder, onion powder and salt and … Get recipes and blog posts sent right to your Inbox! I love this salad too, with a passion! Couscous with Tomato Cucumber Feta and Mint Salad was all that it took to satisfy my craving for a healthy and quick meal for lunch. I’ll have to check my market to see what they’re selling. We always have a block of feta … I often add chickpeas, roasted chicken, marinated onion. Elise launched Simply Recipes in 2003 as a way to keep track of her family's recipes, and along the way grew it into one of the most popular cooking websites in the world. And you are on the mark. And I found the book on ebay and just ordered it. Inspired by khiar bel na’na, a Levantine cucumber salad made with dried mint and orange blossom water, this pretty dish makes a delightful kickoff to a summer dinner, or include it as part of a cold mezze spread. I can’t wait to make this. Thanks for the great ideas! With this watermelon cucumber salad, any type of cucumber is fine as long as you remove the seeds before slicing. Wash, dry, and remove the stems from the strawberries. I made this earlier this week with salmon roasted with miso… a HUGE batch and it gobbled up – no leftovers. This is such a wonderful recipe that simply validates my tastebuds and all that I do in my kitchen :o) I’d add in garbanzo beans, David. I adore making this salad for all my Summer parties. Dice feta and add to a bowl with cucumber and mint. We’re all really looking forward to it. Please do not use our photos without prior written permission. Please try again later. I will have to search for some of that…..I wondered when I first saw the pic if there was yogurt in this salad. the wheather is getting steamy here and i’m just craving fresh feta and cucumber like that, your picture is a torture in itself :), Love it Place the cucumber pieces in a colander, mix with a light sprinkling salt, and let drain 30 minutes to an hour, shaking the colander from time to time. I LOVE LOVE LOVE any kind of cucumber salad and what I like best to use and grow a lot are little pickling cukes which are sweet and thin skinned no need to peel and very tiny seeds! Total Time: 10 minutes. Meanwhile, soak the red onions in a small bowl of ice water for at least 10 minutes, then drain in a … Thanks for sharing it, Good morning Elise–this is just what I needed today. I’ve actually seen these cucumbers in two places recently: the farmers’ market, and Costco! First time commenting? So its a completely different flavor profile and angle from the past season especially winter to spring. Thank you! Beautifully fresh and summery. Heaven. They’re also not usually as seedy as their thick-skinned cousins. thanks for the recipe though allergic to mint I use basil and dill with mine!! The salt and pepper are to taste, and because feta and feta-style cheeses vary, if you’re unsure, add a small amount and re-season as you go. It's both fun and frustrating see the final outcome of my endeavors. Add to the quinoa. Thanks! The same cucumbers are available most everywhere in the Middle East; that’s the kind you get in Turkey, too ;). I’m a longtime reader and fan and this salad was simply superb. ta muchly, dear David. Drizzle the olive oil … I love this type of stuff…so I will definately take your advice and try it! 1 large cucumber, peeled and cut into small cubes. thanks so much LOVE your recipes!! Lately, I've begun watching more cooking shows and videos. This post may contain links to Amazon or other partners; your purchases via these links can benefit Simply Recipes. In a medium sized bowl, gently toss together the sliced cucumbers, red onion, radishes, and mint leaves. I wolfed everything down. For this salad, some I salted and let sit for a bit, others I didn’t. It will take approx 10 minutes to cook. And second, I’ve got a group of bloggers who are going to be making ice cream each week from your book The Perfect Scoop and blogging about it – we’re calling ourselves the Sunday Slow Scoopers (most of us met through the Slow Travel website, hence the “slow” designation). All right Mr. Lebovitz, you have officially been elevated to “ICE CREAM DEITY” status at our house. Published August 7, 2018 / Updated June … How long will leftovers last? Add the cubed feta and chopped mint. Nice premature entree to Spring. I much preferred the crunchiness of those I didn’t let sit. It´s added. Jun 28, 2011. wow. stoneturtle3. Salad, Veggies by Marissa Bolden March 5, 2019 May 2, 2019. I add the mint at the very last second, as cut mint … I am putting mint in everything right now. Add the diced cucumber, mint leaves, feta, green onion, lime juice, and honey. Subscribe and receive David's free guide to the best pastry shops in Paris, [Note: The salad shown in the photo at the top of the post has some yogurt added, about 2 tablespoons, to make it looser, when I served it as a sauce for, peeled, seeded and diced into pea-sized pieces, (each) chopped fresh mint, parsley and fresh dill. Vegetarian . I suggest you use that once for these type of recipes. Thanks for sharing the recipe and the tips about the book. You don’t macerate the cucumbers? Salad ( cukes with yogurt and mint. ) salads are the way to go in the kitchen lemon... 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