Although this salad is exceedingly simple, it's also utterly delicious. Spring cucumbers are so cool and fresh, and suprisingly tasty when coupled with the creamy feta and a light drizzle of lemon juice and olive oil. Though I originally planned this as a side dish, it makes one heck of an appetizer before a barbecue. Especially if you serve it with crunchy grilled garlic bread. "We" ate all that before dinner also.
Cucumber Salad with Lemon and Feta
Estimated Cost: $1.50
Notes: I sprinkled my salad and bread with some chopped parsley for a prettier presentation.1 medium to large cucumber, peeled and thinly sliced
about 2 teaspoons olive oil
about 1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup crumbled feta cheese
salt and pepper to taste
Optional: chopped fresh parsley
Layer cucumber slices on shallow plate. Drizzle with olive oil and lemon juice. Sprinkle with feta cheese and salt and pepper.
Grilled Garlic Bread
Estimated Cost: $2.00(If you don't have a grill, use an indoor grill pan or the broiler.)
Slice a thin baguette lengthwise. Brush the cut surface with olive oil. Grill on both sides until crusty and crisp. Rub the cut surface with a halved garlic clove. Sprinkle lightly with pepper. Cut into 4 inch servings.Coming Tomorrow: Radish and Dill Red Potato Salad for Your Memorial Day Feast
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