Refreshing Cucumber Salad


Summer is finally here (temperature-wise) which means quick, refreshing salads are what the menu calls for.  Found a great one in a recent edition of Cooking Light that was super simple and delicious!

It was Cucumber, (Black) Olive and Mint Salad.  I put Black in parentheses because the recipe calls for Greek olives which are a totally different taste from black olives!

Ingredients:

  • 2 cups thinly sliced English cucumber (I just used a regular cuke)
  • 1/4 cup chopped pitted kalamata olives
  • 3 tablespoons chopped fresh mint
  • 2 tablespoons fresh lemon juice
  • 1 tablespoon olive oil
  • 1/2 teaspoon freshly ground black pepper

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The prep is real tough.  Slice the cuke.

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Then combine cucumber, olives, mint, lemon juice, olive oil, and pepper.

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It tasted even better after it sat for a bit.  It was served with pork tenderloin and quinoa.  Would also be very nice for brunch paired with smoked salmon/lox.

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