Cucumber, Pistachio, Grape & Feta Salad Recipe


Cucumber, pistachio, grape and Persian feta salad recipe

Ingredients - serves 6

  • 35 gm (¼ cup) pistachios, coarsely chopped
  • 2 white-skinned cucumbers, seeds removed, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 1 telegraph cucumber, seeds removed, cut into 1cm pieces
  • 250 gm baby cucumbers, unpeeled, diced
  • 300 gm green seedless grapes, halved
  • 1 cup (loosely packed) mint, shredded
  • 300 gm Persian feta
  • 2 tbsp pomegranate seeds (optional), to serve
  • Juice of ½ lemon
  • 2 tbsp extra-virgin olive oil

Method

  1. Preheat oven to 180C. Scatter pistachios on an oven tray and roast, shaking occasionally, until just golden (5-10 minutes), then cool, coarsely chop and set aside.
  2. Combine cucumbers, grapes and mint in a bowl, crumble over feta, top with pistachio and pomegranate seeds, drizzle with lemon juice and olive oil, season to taste and serve.

Note: This salad would make a lovely accompaniment to spice-rubbed grilled chicken or fish – the refreshing cucumbers make a perfect counterpoint to the spices. White cucumbers have a thick bitter skin which should be removed; baby cucumbers can be left unpeeled. When pomegranates come into season, a scattering of their seeds over this salad adds a pretty burst of colour.

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This recipe is from the January 2012 issue of Australian Gourmet Traveller. Recipe by Lisa Featherby, photography by Prue Ruscoe, and styling by Lisa Featherby.

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