Cucumber Salad with Mint and Feta

Using delicate, thin skinned cucumbers, this cucumber salad recipe includes mint, feta cheese, red onions and sliced radishes with a simple oil and vinegar dressing.

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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 as their thick-skinned cousins.

Persian Cucumber

Persian cucumbers, about 5 inches long

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.

Cucumber Salad with Mint and Feta Recipe

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  • Prep time: 10 minutes
  • Yield: Serves 4

Ingredients

  • 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

Method

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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Links:

Our Cucumber yogurt salad here on Simply Recipes

Asian cucumber salad with cilantro and vidalia onions from Kalyn of Kalyn's Kitchen

Mandolin at Amazon.com for thinly slicing vegetables

Cucumber Mint Feta Salad

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  • Claire

    This looks so yummy! How long will leftovers last? What if I don’t add the vinegar/oil until serving each portion?

  • tasteaholics

    Cucumber mint salad is so simple yet so refreshing. This sounds like something I need for breakfast haha. Thanks for sharing it

  • Sally Vargas

    Good morning Elise–this is just what I needed today. I don’t salt the Persian cukes either, they are so good and crunchy without it. Sometimes I add watermelon and olives to this salad, too. I am putting mint in everything right now. I needed this idea just now :)

  • C

    Cucumber salads are the way to go in the summer. I just made a simple salad out of cucumber, tomato, and chickpeas with fresh cilantro and a splash of olive oil and lemon juice. It’s light, tasty, and travels well– perfect for lunches.

  • fethiye

    You can find those cucumbers in Trader Joes and Costco. The same cucumbers are available most everywhere in the Middle East; that’s the kind you get in Turkey, too ;)

    Elise, have you ever tried using “Bulgarian White Cheese”? I suggest you use that once for these type of recipes.

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