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Friday, August 5, 2011

A Simple Side

Cucumber and Feta Salad

Before the weekend, wanted to enter a quick blog post for this Greek inspired side dish. I made this for an office party yesterday and it was a nice addition to the grilled hamburgers and hot dogs. So if you have a picnic, family reunion or do any outdoor grilling add this cucumber-feta salad to the menu. You can add fresh homegrown tomatoes, diced red onions or shredded carrots to up the texture factor if desired. However you prepare the dish, it is sure to be a hit! Have a great weekend!

Cucumber and Feta Salad

Makes: Enough for a Crowd
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: None

5 medium cucumbers, diced 
5 ounces fresh feta, crumbled 
1 teaspoon rice vinegar
2 tablespoons extra-virgin olive oil
1/4 teaspoon dried oregano
1/4 teaspoon dried basil
1 lemon, juiced
2 scallions, finely chopped
Fresh cracked black pepper

In a large serving bowl, add cucumbers, feta, oregano, basil, vinegar, scallions and pepper. Toss to combine. Place in refrigerator until ready to serve, or serve immediately. 

If serving immediately, add olive oil and lemon juice. If not, add olive oil and toss when ready to serve. 

*Remember you can add tomatoes, olives, bell peppers, red onion, etc. to this salad and none of the above ingredients would have to change. 

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