Armenian Cucumber Salad and a Cucumber Blog HopPosted on Jun 1, 2012 | 35 comments
When you have a fun, fresh ingredient like this I tend to keep my preparations simple. I immediately whipped up a simple Greek salad-inspired Armenian cucumber salad with thinly sliced red onion, feta, olive oil, and red wine vinegar. This salad can easily be made with regular cucumbers as well, and makes an amazing side or even relish for grilled chicken. It would pair as naturally with Greek souvlaki as it would with couscous, and can easily be doubled or tripled to feed more people or turn it into a light lunch. For more Armenian cucumber inspiration check out Beth Michelle's amazing looking Thai Chicken Cucumber Salad, and this one from the Kitchn.
Armenian Cucumber Salad
This salad is light and bright, perfect any time of year as a side or light lunch. Substitute Kirby or English cucumbers if the Armenian variety is not available.
Author: Katherine Martinelli
Recipe Type: Side / Salad
Yield: 4 side servings
- 1 large Armenian cucumber, roughly chopped (substitute 2 English or 3 Kirby cucumbers)
- ¼ cup thinly sliced red onion (from ½ a small red onion)
- ¼ cup crumbled feta or Bulgarian cheese
- ½ tablespoon olive oil
- ½ tablespoon red wine vinegar
- Salt and pepper
- Put the cucumber, onion, feta, oil, and vinegar in a medium bowl.
- Toss together.
- Season with salt and pepper.
- Serve! (This keeps well and marinates nicely covered in the refrigerator for up to 1 day or overnight).
Gluten free, Kosher dairy, Vegetarian