Cucumber And Mint Salad

This simple salad is light and refreshing!  Serve it with your favorite soup or try spreading hummus in a toasted whole wheat pita and then stuff the pita with the salad.  So delicious and very satisfying!


chopping board
Large Salad Bowl
Small Mixing Bowl


4 ounces frozen green peas, thawed or use fresh
1 cup torn fresh mint
1 small seedless cucumber, halved or quartered lengthwise and cut 1/2 inch thick
1 head Boston lettuce or leaf lettuce, leaves torn into pieces
1/4 cup olive oil
2 Tbsp fresh lemon juice
salt to taste
crushed red pepper to taste


  1. In a large bowl, toss the green peas with mint, cucumber and lettuce.
  2. In a small bowl, pour 1/4 cup oil into lemon juice in a slow, steady stream, whisking until emulsified.  Season with salt and crushed red pepper to taste.
  3. Drizzle dressing over salad and toss to coat evenly.

adapted from ‘Martha Steward Living,’ March 2010

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