If you have never had the pleasure of eating an Armenian cucumber, you need to add them to your veggie garden seed shopping list for next year. I was lucky enough to be given a seedling for an Armenian cucumber plant this year, and I will never go without these beauties in my garden again.
This simple salad showcases the unique sweetness of Armenian cucumbers without overpowering the flavor with unnecessary and forceful ingredients. It’s perfect as a side dish or as a topping for a pita sandwich. If you can’t find Armenian cucumbers, you can substitute English cucumbers. Or perhaps this will persuade you to plant some Armenian cukes next year, which is what I’m hoping you do!
1 large Armenian cucumber, chopped (you can also substitute 2 English cucumbers)
¼ c. shallot, finely chopped
¼ c. feta cheese
2 tsp. olive oil
2 tsp. apple cider vinegar
Pinch of fresh dill, finely chopped
Salt and pepper
Combine the cucumber feta cheese, olive oil, and vinegar in a serving bowl. Season with salt and pepper, toss, and serve cold!