My cross country/track coach sent me this recipe this past weekend, so I decided to try it. It seemed way too simple and easy to throw together. And I was really skeptical before making it because of the mint...I'm not really a big fan of mint because it reminds me of toothpaste. I haven't had mint in many dishes either. However, this salad turned out incredible!! The mint is very subtle and not overpowering at all. It gives the salad an amazingly refreshing flavor. I highly recommend using cucumbers and tomatoes that are in season for best flavor. Refrigerating the dish brings all the flavors together and marinates the ingredients wonderfully. My favorite ingredient that makes this salad different than other cucumber tomato salad recipes is the feta cheese. It adds a little oomph of flavor, and pairs so well with the other ingredients. Another thing I love about this salad is that it goes well with almost every main dish. I served it with my Cheesy Garlic Chicken, found here. My parents and I love this salad and is now a favorite in our family. So Coach Collins, if you're reading this, thank you!!!
3 cucumbers, skinned and sliced
2 tomatoes, diced,
1 onion, chopped
1/4 cup of chopped cilantro
1/4 cup of chopped mint
1/2 cup of crumbled feta cheese
Combine all ingredients with a blend of olive oil and balsamic vinegar (good quality for each). Refrigerate for at least 2 hours before serving, stirring after 1 hour.