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Cucumber-Mint Salad

I'm not going to mislead you, dear friends. I find cucumbers as exciting as I find garden gnomes. They hold virtually nothing over me. I understand that they exist and that some people LOVE them, for a variety of reasons. I recognize the passion that can exist. Alas, I have no passion for cucumbers.

However, I run a recipe based website and I need to fill certain holes and use certain ingredients and appeal to the people that DO have a cucumber passion! This recipe is for those folks!

When I cook for the blog, because of all the lights and props and hoopla that goes into it, I usually cook between 10 and 15 dishes for that day. Amongst one of the best tests of a recipe's tastiness lies in which of them do I gravitate towards, as they pile up on my coffee table. Which do I reach in and grab to snack on, as I work on the next dish in the queue. It's usually a fairly mindless thing ... I'll walk by the table, reach in, grab and devour ... whatever ... usually the most indulgent thing. Without really realizing it, I found myself grabbing for THIS dish. Over and over, I'd reach in and pull out a few fingers full of limp and crispy cucumber slices, slightly sweetened from the fresh onions, slightly tart from the yoghurt and lime, and just chock full of fresh delight! Maybe I was just hot, maybe I was just full, but ... for whatever reason, this combination of steps and ingredients caused this particular dish to rise to the top of the heap.

With a crispity crunch ... YUM!
Prep Time10 mins
Total Time30 mins
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 27.3675kcal
Author: DJ Foodie

Ingredients

  • 2 each english cucumber sliced into very thin rings
  • 1 medium red onion very thinly sliced
  • 1/4 cup greek yogurt plain and full fat
  • 2 tbsp lime juice freshly squeezed
  • 1/4 cup fresh mint leaves sliced thin
  • salt and fresh cracked pepper to taste

Instructions

  • Mix the ingredients in a bowl.
  • Let it sit for about 20 minutes. This will soften it and the flavors will meld together, but the crunch will remain.
  • Serve!

Nutrition

Serving: 8g | Calories: 27.3675kcal | Carbohydrates: 5.0075g | Protein: 0.475g | Fat: 0.715g | Fiber: 0.45125g