Friday, July 11, 2014

Cucumber-Mint Salad With Creamy Lemon And Greek Yogurt Vinaigrette

Cucumber-Mint Salad with Creamy 
Lemon And Greek Yogurt Vinaigrette
A simple salad of cucumbers and fresh spearmint comes together perfectly with a lemony, creamy vinaigrette made from Greek yogurt.


Vinaigrette¼ cup extra-virgin olive oilZest of one medium lemon
3 Tbsp fresh lemon juice3 Tbsp Greek yogurt2 Tbsp minced shallots1 tsp brown sugar½ tsp Dijon mustard½ tsp kosher or sea saltFresh cracked black pepper, to taste


3 medium cucumbers, sliced (about 4 cups) 
¼ chopped spearmint 
Kosher or sea salt, if necessary 


In a bowl whisk together the vinaigrette ingredients. Chill until ready to serve.
Pat the cucumber slices dry between paper towels. Combine with the mint in a large bowl. Toss with the vinaigrette and season with additional salt, if desired. Serve chilled.
MAKE AHEAD: The vinaigrette can be prepared one to two days in advance.

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