Cucumber, Zucchini & Mint Salad

This is a salad I made up  when a friend invited me to a barbecue with 45 minutes notice. The combination of cucumber and zucchini was a happy accident; if I’d been designing this recipe from scratch it probably would have been only one or the other, but I didn’t have enough of either. It is very light and refreshing.

Cucumber, Zucchini & Mint Salad

Serves 6 as a side dish
Vegetarian, Vegan, and Gluten free


1 large cucumber (preferably English), peeled, seeded and cubed
5 small zucchini, cubed
½ medium red onion, sliced very thin
a few leaves of fresh mint, bruised and minced
2 t. dried or fresh thyme
¼ c. "O" brand California Blood Orange flavored olive oil
    or ¼ c. extra virgin olive oil, 1 T orange juice, and 2 t orange zest
3 T. mild rice vinegar
2 t. kosher salt or more to taste
1 t. fresh ground black pepper or to taste
Whisk the herbs, liquid ingredients, salt and pepper to make a dressing and toss with the vegetables.

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Posted by Michael Natkin on Sunday, July 15th, 2007 in Recipes, Salads, Vegan or Modifiable.

2 Responses to “Cucumber, Zucchini & Mint Salad”

  1. Reply
    July 16, 2007 at 8:49 am #

    I like the product placement in your recipe. Sneaky.

  2. Reply
    June 15, 2014 at 8:07 am #


    A good change from yoghurt fressing
    Thank you

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