Cherry Tomato, Cucumber & Mint Salad with Crème Fraîche

This low-maintenance salad is light and bright—perfect for a picnic!

Ingredients:
2 medium Asian cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
1 cup red and gold cherry tomatoes, halved
1 teaspoon kosher salt
½ cup crème fraîche
¼ cup minced shallots
¼ cup finely chopped mint
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
½ teaspoon finely grated lemon zest
Freshly ground pepper

Method:
1. In a colander set over a bowl, toss the cucumbers with the salt and let stand for 1 hour. Rinse the cucumbers and pat dry.

2. In a medium bowl, mix the crème fraîche with the shallots, mint, lemon juice and zest and a generous pinch of pepper. Add the cucumbers and tomatoes, toss to coat and refrigerate for a few hours. Stir the salad just before serving.

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