Easy Egyptian Feta Salad

"Here is a super simple salad that will be a great accompaniment to any North African main dish. You can enjoy it on its own too."
photo by *Parsley* photo by *Parsley*
photo by *Parsley*
photo by Baby Kato photo by Baby Kato
photo by Lorrie in Montreal photo by Lorrie in Montreal
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  • If you want to reduce the salt content of the feta, cut it into chunks and soak in cold water for an hour.
  • Score the cucumbers with the tines of a fork, and cut them in half lengthwise. Remove the seeds - a grapefruit spoon or melon baller works well. Sprinkle the cucumbers with salt, and let them stand for about 1/2 hour.
  • Then rinse, pat dry, and slice the cucumbers into 1/2 inch chunks.
  • In a medium serving bowl, crush the feta with a fork and mix it with the scallions, lemon juice, oil, and pepper.
  • Combine the cucumber chunks with the cheese mixture.
  • Sprinkle the salad with the mint.
  • It can sit in the refrigerator before serving, but try not to hold it more than an hour or it will get watery.

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  1. *Parsley*
    Oh, my goodness, this is fantastic! So cool and fresh-tasting. I used the lemon juice and seedless english cucumbers. The mint and feta flavors took this over the top. This is a perfect cool side dish for just about anything. I'll be making this a lot this summer. Thanx!
  2. UmmBinat
    Nice and tasty. I used the lemon juice option out of preference, goat's milk feta and a very good unrefined olive oil. I think next time I will not crush the feta into the dressing but separately to make it more attractive. I will make this again.
  3. Baby Kato
    I made this tasty refreshing salad for lunch today. Wow, what a treat. I love the combo of green onions and cucumber. The dressing was absolutely delish. Feta, lemon and olive oil. Yummy! I will be enjoying this quick and very easy to prepare salad often. Thanks Anna for a new lunch treat...look ma, i'm eating my veggies.
  4. Sharon123
    A very tasty salad that was much enjoyed for lunch! I used the first of my fresh mint from my garden. Thanks!
  5. Lorrie in Montreal
    Made for Photo Tag Spring 08 I added in the olives and tomatoes and I zested the lemon I used for the juice.I would'nt hesitate to double the amount of olive oil and lemon juice.The mint sets this a cut above your average salad dressing...WAY Yummy!



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