Cherry Tomato, Cucumber & Mint Salad

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

Ingredients:
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

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.

Cucumber & Snap Pea Salad

This crisp salad will cool you down on a hot summer’s day.

Ingredients:
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

Method:
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.

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