Saturday, August 25, 2012
Weekend Recipe - Cucumber Mint Salad
Cucumber Mint Salad
The mints in my garden seem to have been affected the least by this summer’s drought. I have been able to harvest them steadily and as a result I have made a number of recipes with mint that I would not normally have crafted because the other herbs were not ready for harvest.
Cucumber and mint are used to craft a traditional salad in Turkey and other Middle Eastern countries. It is used as both a condiment as well as a side dish. This recipe is a creamy cooling cucumber salad.
3 medium cucumbers, thinly sliced
1 cup plain yogurt
2 Tbls. fresh peppermint, minced
1 Tbls. lemon juice
1 small clove garlic, minced
dash of salt and pepper to taste
Mix all ingredients except cucumbers together and place in a bowl in the refrigerator to meld overnight. Stir in cucumber just before serving. Garnish with additional mint leaves.