Egyptian Feta Cucumber Salad
Egyptian Feta Cucumber Salad is an easy, light, and refreshing salad. The combination of feta, lemon, and cucumber bust bursts with flavor.
I have realized a few dreams I want to make true in the next few years. Now that my school loan that I have been paying on for 20 years, yes it was one expensive college party! Anyway, now that has been paid off, I have money to pay off the rest the bad credit I have.
It has been a long time I have been doing this and I feel in about 2 years I will have one of my dreams come true. What is this dream? To own my own house.
My hopes are that the house I own will be in Florida. Yes, that is right, I would love to move to Florida. I’m tired of snow and I am a warm weather lover. Besides I feel it is the time I start doing what I want, not what others want.
If things go like I feel they will go, I am hoping by this time next year I should be earning a nice income from the ads on Seduction that it will allow me to make a move to Florida. Why not move back to Pittsburgh? I do love my hometown, but I feel like Florida is calling my name.
Egyptian Feta Cucumber Salad
So, let’s get to this Egyptian Feta Cucumber Salad. Originally I posted it in 2014. I had just got a copy of Pinch of Yum’s Photography eBook and was learning how to really take photos and styling.
I sort of like the photo. I surprised myself that I thought I did a decent job with styling, but you can not tell what is on that plate. I admit I took on the balcony of my old apartment, and I do miss that balcony. And that patio furniture. Oh, that feels like a lifetime ago.
Anyway, I had a patient, who is Egyptian, and knows I love to cook. He gave me this Egyptian Feta Cucumber Salad recipe. He also gave me:
He is one of my favorite patients. The ironic thing about this patient is he was the uncle of a guy I liked and dated briefly. How I even knew he was the guy I dated uncle, I was drawing his blood we were talking and I said I knew someone had his last name.
The guy had just published a paper, the more I talked about it, my patient went, wait, what is his name? That is how I found out he was the uncle. Talk about small world.
Anytime he needed blood drawn, he requests me and we got to know each other every month. That was how he gave me the 2 Egyptian recipes. Truth be told, he admitted to me he would love to have had me in his family.
I don’t see this patient anymore since work had me open the new lab. I do miss him, he was sad I was leaving that old lab. I hope maybe he will come and see my new lab, but we will see.
This Egyptian Feta Cucumber Salad is one of my favorites to eat when I want a salad. I love the combo of the lemon with feta, then add the mint. It is simply AMAZING.
I love salads, but I admit, I do get tired of green leafy ones. So when I can have a change from that I really appreciate the change. After all, change is good right?
An easy, healthy Egyptian cucumber salad recipe from Seduction in the Kitchen.
- 2 cucumbers
- 1/4 cup scallions thinly sliced
- 4 oz feta cheese
- 2 tablespoons lemon juice
- 1 teaspoon olive oil
- 1 tablespoon fresh chopped mint
- salt and pepper to taste
- Score the cucumber with a fork and then slice it. What this does, it makes the cucumber pretty, but also helps with getting the moisture out the cucumber when we salt it. Sprinkle a little salt on them and let sit for about an hour.
- Meanwhile, put the feta in a bowl with the scallions and with a fork, you want to mash the feta to break into smaller pieces and also to blend it with the scallions. Then mix in the lemon and oil, set it aside.
- After an hour that the cucumbers have set, blot them with a paper towel to remove the moisture. Then cut it up into smaller pieces. Add them to the feta mixture, along with the chopped mint, season with a little pepper and salt if you want. Personally I think it has enough salt. Mix it all well.
- Put a little in a dish and simply ENJOY!
|Amount Per Serving||As Served|
|Calories 113kcal Calories from fat 66|
|% Daily Value|
|Total Fat 7g||11%|
|Saturated Fat 4g||20%|
|Dietary Fiber 1g||4%|
Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:
|Total Fat||Less than||65g|
|Sat Fat||Less than||25g|