Cucumbers are always available. But somehow they taste so much better in the summer!
This Mediterranean flavored salad is fresh, crisp & crunchy. It has lots of cool shaved cucumbers, sliced black olives, roasted red peppers, tangy red onions, salty bites of feta and fresh parsley. But what makes this ordinary cucumber salad so special is the amazing Zesty Cumin Dressing from Lemonette. This warm, tangy, smoky dressing really compliments the cool cukes. It’s a lemon based dressing; but the cumin is most definitely the prominent flavor. And it’s perfect for this Mediterranean salad!
I used some smaller Persian cucumbers. But hey! Use those cukes straight from your garden!
You will LOVE Lemonette’s Zesty Cumin Dressing. It’s such a unique & original flavor. And one that I’ll be keeping in my fridge from now on. I can’t wait to try it as a marinade!
I tossed this up as a regular salad before filling my whole wheat pockets. But this dressing is so delicious, you’ll be eating right out of the bowl before you can even decide how you want to serve it! As a matter of fact, I love it as a dipping sauce for fresh veggies!
I love Mediterranean flavors. Olives, roasted red peppers, feta. They all add great flavor to any Mediterranean dish. But it’s this rich, smoky, cumin dressing that really ties all of these flavors together so well. The lemon base gives it such great tang. And the warmth of the cumin is perfect against the cool cukes.
All of Lemonette’s dressings are made with lemon as the flavor base. They are non-gmo, gluten free, sugar free, dairy free, soy free, cholesterol free, vinegar free and contain no artificial colors or preservatives. The fact that these dressings are SO FLAVORFUL and good for me, AND that Lemonette donates a portion of all their proceeds to The Heart Foundation . . . well that makes my heart happy!
- 8-10 Persian cucumbers slice thinly lengthwise on a mandoline.
- ½ purple onion, sliced thin
- 2 roasted red peppers, chopped
- ¼ cup of black olives, sliced thin
- 6 ounces of feta cheese crumbles
- 2 Tablespoons of fresh chopped parsley
- ¼ cup of Lemonette's Zesty Cumin Dressing
- 6 whole wheat pockets or pitas (I used Toufayan Smart Pockets)
- salt & pepper to taste
- Combine all of the ingredients together.
- Toss with ¼ cup of Zesty Cumin Dressing.
- Season with salt & pepper to taste.
- Serve as is or spoon into pockets or pitas.
- Serve with extra dressing on the side.
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To purchase some dressing or to read more about this wonderful company, visit Lemonettedressings.com.
Disclaimer: Lemonette provided me with several free bottles of dressing to try. However, all opinions and statements about these dressings are my own. I really love them!