Cucumber Salad With Fresh Mint, Sweet Onions and Cherry Tomatoes

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Total Time
2hrs 15mins
Prep
15 mins
Cook
2 hrs

This quick and easy cucumber salad offers cool refreshment for summer dining or warm afternoon picnics. It's a delicious side dish with roasted lamb or baked chicken

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Ingredients

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Directions

  1. Peel, seed, and slice cucumbers (slice to desired thickness). Sprinkle with 1 teasponn of salt and allow to drain for half an hour.
  2. Spoon the yogurt onto either a paper coffee filter or sevral layers of paper towels; spread to 1/2-inch thickness. Cover with an additional coffee filter or paper towels, and let stand for about 5 minutes. Scrape the yogurt into a ceramic mixing bowl, using a rubber spatula. Add the lemon juice and give a good stir; cover and refrigerate.
  3. Combine the cucumbers, tomatoes, onion, parsley, and mint in a medium ceramic mixing bowl; gently toss.
  4. In a small ceramic mixing bowl, add the drained yogurt, vinegar, sugar, cayenne pepper, and garlic powder; stirring well.
  5. Pour the yogurt dressing over the cucumber mixture, and gently toss.
  6. Cover and chill for at least 2 hours (the longer the more tastier). Garnish with the mint sprigs.