EZ, Delish Cucumber Salad

[Update 2010: I’m not eating dairy any more, so I make this now without the feta. It’s still delicious. You make your own decisions; you eat the way that makes you feel best.]

Tastes like sunshine, and all you need to do it chop, mix, eat. What’s better than that?

You need:

  • an English cucumber (regular works, too)
  • feta cheese, crumbled (bleu is good, too)
  • lemon juice
  • lots of salt & pepper

Thinly slice the cucumber and put in a bowl big enough to toss. Add the crumbled cheese. Sprinkle liberally with salt & pepper. Squeeze half a lemon over the top. Mix well. Eat.*

*Tastes best if you let it sit for about 10 minutes before eating — which is about the time it takes to grill a lovely chicken breast or lean lamb patty to go along with it.

Make it fancy:

  • Add a few tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley
  • Add a finely-diced tomato
  • Add 1 tsp. of extra-virgin olive oil to amp up the healthy fat

When I searched for “feta” on Flickr, I found this:A dog. Named Feta. Dressed like Yoda. Which is way better than a picture of a block of cheese.

Thank you hirefrank for the irresistible pics of your pup Feta. That is one cute doggie.

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2 Responses to “EZ, Delish Cucumber Salad”

  1. Teresa says:

    Hi there.

    I know this post is from a few years back and you probably don’t realize it still has a reference to adding canola as a “healthy” oil. Just flagging it as a courtesy; hope you don’t mind.


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