I think summer is the perfect time to enjoy salads. Vegetables in season now are fresh and crisp! Example: cucumbers!
I was inspired by Mark Bittman's 101 Salads article, and came up with this salad. Crisp cucumbers, with sweet apricots and tangy feta, yum! A perfect side dish for any summer meal... especially a bbq.
CUCUMBER, FETA, APRICOT SALAD
3 Cucumbers, peeled and chopped
1/2 cup feta cheese
1/3 cup chopped apricots (I used dried - a great replacement for raisins in salads)
1 tbsp chopped parsley (mint would be delicious too)
salt and pepper
2 tbspn olive oil
Squeeze of lime juice
Combine all of the ingredients, and enjoy!
How easy was that? :-)