– September 21, 2017

Recipe: Mediterranean Summer Salad

In defense of cucumbers: healthy, diverse, misunderstood.

Cucumbers get no respect. They’re mostly water (in a 52 gram-serving, 49.5 grams is water) and not known for having an exciting flavor profile. But this summer, give cukes a chance.

Now, what to do with all those fascinating cucumbers? Try this simple, fresh Middle Eastern-inspired summer salad from the folks at Cava Grill:

In a large bowl, toss together 3 large cucumbers, sliced; 1 yellow bell pepper, diced; and ½ red onion, halved and very thinly sliced. Season with sea salt and freshly ground black pepper and dress withtzatziki, olive oil and herbs (such as fresh dill or parsley), or treat to a quick pickle (à la this pickled watermelon rind).

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