Summer is finally here, and with it comes those wonderful warm days when beautiful salads and watermelons are particularly attractive. I happen to have a lot of mint in my garden, so today I am putting together a delicious cucumber mint salad with a lemon mint dressing. Doesn’t that sound fantastic? It is so refreshing.
Cucumber Mint Salad:
1 large european cucumber
1/3 cup chopped fresh mint
1 tablespoon minced fresh dill
3 tablespoon red onion, finely diced
1 teaspoon lemon juice
1 tablespoon fresh lemon juice
1/4 cup vegan plain yogurt
3 tablespoons olive oil
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 teaspoon agave
1/4 teaspoons fresh dill, minced
6-8 mint leaves
In a small bowl, soak the finely diced red onions in a teaspoon of lemon juice for a few minutes. This will soften and milden the taste slightly.
In a blender, add all the other ingredients for the dressing with the exception of the oil.
Blend until smooth.
Add oil slowly while blender is blending on low speed. Set aside.
In a salad bowl, add the cucumber, chopped mint, dill, and onion. Mix together well. When ready to serve, add the dressing and enjoy!