Cucumber Feta Salad

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This cucumber easy salad recipe is one of the best salads you will try. Loaded with plenty of cucumbers, avocado, red onion, fresh dill and feta cheese, this is sure to be an easy salad recipe you make again and again. The salad is tossed together in a Greek-style salad dressing and is the perfect accompaniment to your easy dinner ideas. This easy salad recipe is a refreshing food idea that is ready in just ten minutes. Some other additions you can add to this easy salad recipe include fresh mint, olives, scallions, tomatoes, and lemon juice. You will want to be sure and slice the red onions thinly before you add them to your cucumber salad recipe. If you have a mandolin slicer, you will want to use it to get the slices paper thin. For the best tasting salad, it is best to use the feta cheese that comes in a brick. The brick style of feta cheese either comes wrapped in some plastic or in a tub of brine. The pre-prepared crumbled feta that you find in tubs is often coated with anti-caking agents and doesn’t taste quite as fresh. This easy salad recipe pairs nicely as a side dish chicken, beef and seafood. For the full easy salad recipe, you'll want to take a look at the Dinner At The Zoo site.

The fresh dill in this easy salad recipe gives this recipe lots of extra flavor. Fresh herbs can make all the difference in your easy salads and food ideas, but there are however a few tips when using. When to Use Fresh Herbs. When you use fresh out-of-season herbs in the winter months, you want to make them count. Fresh herbs are best when they are used at the end of cooking your easy dinner ideas, to help finish a dish such as adding thyme just before a soup recipe is done or sprinkling ribbons of fresh basil over the top of a pizza. This way the flavors of the herbs are still fresh and bright when you start serving. You can also use fresh herbs in sauce recipes, salad dressing recipes, and other quick food ideas since dried herbs don't have enough time to really infuse these kinds of easy dinner ideas. It's always a good idea to spend some money on fresh herbs when you are making special dishes, such as that Thanksgiving stuffing with fresh sage or rosemary meatballs for a potluck. These are special celebrations, and the bright, vibrant flavors of fresh herbs in an easy dinner idea are part of what makes the gathering feel more special and memorable.

When to Use Dried Herbs. Dried herbs tend to do best when they are added during cooking so that their flavor has time to infuse into the whole dish, add the dried herbs too late in the easy dinner idea and they just taste bland. If you are doing a soup recipe, you can stir in the dried herbs right before adding the liquid and then let all the ingredients simmer for a while. It also helps when you work with good-quality dried herbs. If you open a jar of dried herbs and can’t smell that lovely herb aroma, then it’s probably time to replace it. Woody herbs to include oregano, rosemary and thyme, tend to dry just fine and also retain their flavor, but basil, chives, and the other soft, tender herbs tend to lose some of what makes them good once they are dried.

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