Cucumber Salad with Mint and Feta

When the hot weather hits, nothing is more cooling than a cucumber salad. I especially love the thin-skinned varieties of cucumbers—Persian, Armenian, English. Their peels are thin and delicate, not bitter like regular cucumbers, so they don’t require peeling. They’re also not usually as seedy.

Persian Cucumber

Persian cucumbers, about 5 inches long

In this salad, thinly sliced cucumbers are tossed with thinly sliced red onion, red radishes, a few mint leaves, and feta cheese, all with a simple olive oil and vinegar dressing.

Cucumber Salad with Mint and Feta Recipe

  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4


  • 1 lb thin skinned, mild (non bitter) cucumbers, such as Persian, Armenian, or English cucumbers.
  • 1/4 red onion, thinly sliced
  • 2 or 3 red radishes, thinly sliced
  • 10 young mint leaves, thinly sliced
  • 2 teaspoons white wine vinegar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt (more to taste)
  • 1/8 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper (more to taste)
  • 1/3 cup crumbled feta cheese


1 In a medium sized bowl, gently toss together the sliced cucumbers, red onion, radishes, and mint leaves. Sprinkle with vinegar and toss to coat.

2 Right before serving sprinkle with olive oil, salt, and pepper, and toss to coat. Place on serving dish and sprinkle with crumbled feta cheese.


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  • barbara

    Elise these are called Lebanese cucumbers in NZ.

  • lydia

    I’ve actually seen these cucumbers in two places recently: the farmers’ market, and Costco! Both delicious, by the way.

  • telesilla

    I’m also a Sacramento resident and I’m wondering about the Iranian market you mention here. Mind telling me the name and/or location? I recently started cooking some Iranian dishes and there are a few ingredients that are hard to find.

    Also, this salad sounds great!


  • Gary in Massena

    Hmmm… the weather is getting pretty hot and stormy over here. This looks like a perfect lite salad. I’ll be trying it in the next couple of days.

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