This low-maintenance salad is light and bright—perfect for a picnic!
2 medium cucumbers, peeled, halved lengthwise, seeded and sliced crosswise 1/4 inch thick
1 cup 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
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.
This crisp salad will cool you down on a hot summer’s day.
1 cup plain Greek yogurt
¼ cup white wine vinegar
2 tablespoons freshly-chopped parsley, chives and mint
1 cucumber, sliced
¾ pound sugar snap peas, trimmed and halved
Sea salt and fresh ground pepper
1. Whisk together the yogurt, vinegar and fresh herbs. Season with salt and pepper to taste.
2. Fold in the cucumber and snap peas. Refrigerate for up to 8 hours.