Nothing as Cool as a Cucumber

This is the first year I have successfully grown a cucumber to maturity and harvest.  I have little full sun exposure in the yard, so, this year, I chose to plant the cucumbers in a container.  I selected a variety that is specifically designed for small spaces (Spacemaster).  I made a fresh and yummy cucumber feta salad with the first harvest.  I also used some of my abundant mint crop, so I’m feeling just a bit more self-sustaining today than usual!

Cucumber Feta Salad
Cucumber, diced small
Scallions or any onion variety, chopped
Kalamata olives or any olive variety, chopped
Olive oil
White wine or champagne vinegar
Mint, fresh chopped
Feta cheese, crumbled
Black Pepper,  ground

Combine all ingredients and toss.  I did not measure amounts, but I think a proportion of 2:1:1 – cucumber:onion:olives – is a good start.  Otherwise, just toss and surprise yourself.

If olives aren’t a favorite, try replacing them with fresh tomatoes.  The result will still be delicious!


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